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World ETF

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VanEck Sustainable World Equal Weight UCITS ETF

  • World ETF offers global diversification across 250 stocks
  • The Fund includes extensive sustainability screening
  • 0.2% annual expense ratio
  • It is equal weighted

ETF Details

ETF Details

Basis-Ticker: TSWE
ISIN: NL0010408704
TER: 0.20%
AUM: €716.8 M (as of 12-04-2024)
SFDR Classification: Article 8

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Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to as Equity Market Risk and Foreign Currency Risk as described in the Main Risk Factors, KID and prospectus.

World ETF as a fresh approach to Sustainable Investment

After 40 years of putting financial returns first, the world is at a moment of great change. Investors are prioritizing not only financial returns but also clean environmental practices and social responsibility, through ESG investing solutions. They want to make the world a better place, to fight the climate crisis and to tackle social deprivation. Moreover, they aim to do so without sacrificing investment returns.

The VanEck Sustainable World Equal Weight UCITS ETF is a straightforward way to take part. Through this World ETF, invest in the world’s biggest companies, excluding those that do not live by the United Nations’ principles for responsible corporate behavior and are screened by strict sustainability criteria defined by our independent research partner VigeoEiris.

Sustainable Equities have a History of Generating Strong Returns

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1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years
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5 Years
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Solactive Sustainable World Total Return Index 0.98% 7.17% 7.12% 18.64% 8.29% 10.94%

Figures in the table as of 11 April 2024. Periods greater than one year are annualised.

Source: VanEck. Investors cannot invest directly in the Index. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Fund performance is not equal to index performance. For important information on the Index, please refer to the bottom of this page.

World ETF based on the United Nations’ Guidelines for Responsible Companies

Twenty years ago, the UN issued a call to companies for a better world. Since then, more than 12,000 companies from over 160 companies have signed up. The World ETF by VanEck only invests in companies that meet the UN Global Compact’s Principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. For more insight into these principles see below:

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Source: UN Global Compact.

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
  • Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor; and
  • Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Source: UN Global Compact.

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Source: UN Global Compact.

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Source: UN Global Compact.

Exclusions by the Fund

VanEck has engineered a rigorous screening process that goes beyond other ETFs. Using intelligence from sustainability research provider, Vigeo Eiris, we exclude companies that don’t meet our high standards. For instance, the VanEck World ETF, focused on ESG investing, does not invest in companies that make chemicals of concern, or those that compromise animal welfare. For the full list of exclusions see below:

Committed to Quality

When building our ETFs, we prioritize reducing risks. VanEck's World ETF is no exception, seeking to minimize avoidable equity market and ETF construction risks in the following three ways:

It’s an unavoidable fact that equity market indices are dominated by the biggest companies, which may inherently also be the most highly valued. Today’s tech stocks are the perfect illustration. By creating an equally-weighted index, we reduce the exposure to the biggest companies. Reducing the danger of sudden falls in value in this context.

All VanEck ETFs, including our ESG investing one, own the physical securities underlying the market indices they track – widely recognized as the lowest risk way to build an ETF. Yet, other ETFs are constructed synthetically, using derivatives, which might cause a problem if the organization issuing these instruments had difficulties.

Often firms managing ETFs lend out underlying securities to juice up their profits. However, financial regulators have highlighted the risks of doing so, and there are concerns about lack of transparency. VanEck in Europe has never lend out securities in the past, as a matter of principle.

Main Risk Factors of a World ETF

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The value of an investment in the Fund can be affected by exchange rate fluctuations. The price of the euro can rise against another currency in which an investment is denominated.

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The value of the securities held by World ETF may fall suddenly and unpredictably due to general market and economic conditions in markets in which issuers or securities held by the fund are active.

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Liquidity risk exists when a particular financial instrument is difficult to purchase or sell. If the relevant market is illiquid, it may not be possible to initiate a transaction or liquidate a position at an advantageous or reasonable price, or at all.

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