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GRNB
VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF

Market Updates*

  • Green bonds finance projects that have a positive impact on the environment, and allow investors to integrate sustainability into their core fixed income portfolios without significantly impacting the overall risk/return profile.
  • GRNB’s index currently has an average yield of 1.54%, compared to the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index yield of 1.17%, as of January 29, 2021.
  • Issuance this year has been dampened due to a near market shutdown earlier this year due to the pandemic, but has recovered sharply and may still meet or exceed last year’s record of $257bn (Source: Climate Bonds Initiative). Green stimulus spending, progress on market standards and strong investor demand are driving market development.

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® Green Bond ETF (GRNB®) seeks to replicate, as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the S&P Green Bond U.S. Dollar Select Index (SPGRUSST). The index is comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated green bonds that are issued to finance environmentally friendly projects, and includes bonds issued by supranational, government, and corporate issuers globally.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    GRNB
  • Exchange

    NYSE Arca
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    SPGRUSST
  • Index Rebalancing

    Monthly

 
as of 03/03/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.39%
  • Total Net Assets

    $74.9M
  • Number of Holdings

    238
  • Options

    Expected
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.83%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.20%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Monthly

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 01/31/2021

Category Overall 3 Year
World Bond
3 stars of 180 funds
3 stars of 180 funds

Key Points

  • Access bonds issued to finance projects that have a positive impact on the environment

  • An ESG solution for a core bond portfolio

  • Index includes only U.S. dollar-denominated bonds designated as “green” by the Climate Bonds Initiative

Yield
as of 03/03/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.39%
  • Distribution Yield1

    1.58%
  • 12-Month Yield1

    2.18%
 1 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Fees & Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.35%
  • Other Expenses

    0.48%
  • Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses

    --
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.83%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    -0.63%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.20%
2Expenses for GRNB are capped contractually at 0.20% until September 1, 2021. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    GRNB
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    SPGRUSST
  • NAV

    GRNBNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)5

    GRNBIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    2,750,000
  • Estimated Cash

    GRNBEU
  • Total Cash

    GRNBTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F171
  • ISIN

    US92189F1710
5See IIV Details. Source: Bloomberg

Fundamentals4
as of 03/02/21

  • Yield to Worst

    1.63%
  • Yield to Maturity

    1.73%
  • Effective Duration (yrs)

    5.32
  • Years to Maturity

    7.17
  • Modified Duration (yrs)

    5.56
  • Coupon

    2.89%
 4 See Important Disclosure for definitions.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income ETFs
  • Responsible for portfolio strategies as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets
  • Joined VanEck in 2012
  • Prior to VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business
  • Previously, held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets
  • CFA charterholder; member of CFA Society New York
  • MBA (with distinction), Finance, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, History, Princeton University
  • Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2013
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position for the firm’s alternative investment funds
  • MS, Finance, University of Rochester
  • BS, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Quantitative Analyst for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2016
  • MS, Financial Engineering, Baruch College
  • BBA, Finance, Baruch College
  • Trader for Fixed Income ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2017
  • Previously, Trader at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC and monitored markets and executed equity and fixed income trades and Fixed Income Operations at Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
  • MBA, Finance, Montclair State University
  • BS, concentration in Accounting and Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Vermont

Prices as of 03/03/21

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
GRNB $27.23
$27.37
23,787
39,344
-$0.07 / -0.24%
$-0.08 / -0.28%
-1.70%
-1.78%
$0.14
0.52%
--

Premium/Discount History as of 03/03/21

Calendar Year 2019 1Q 2020 2Q 2020 3Q 2020 4Q 2020 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 204 54 63 64 64
GRNB Days closed at NAV 16 1 0 0 0
Days closed at a discount 32 7 0 0 0

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/03/17
GRNB (NAV) -0.13 1.21 -0.13 5.21 2.26 -- -- 4.62
GRNB (Share Price) -0.27 1.19 -0.27 5.53 2.45 -- -- 4.73
SPGRUSST (Index) -0.33 1.35 -0.33 5.62 2.80 -- -- 5.24
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.20 -0.14 0.20 -0.41 -0.54 -- -- -0.62
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index -0.72 0.40 -0.72 4.72 5.49 4.00 3.75 4.75
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/03/17
GRNB (NAV) 0.13 1.01 7.62 7.62 2.87 -- -- 4.76
GRNB (Share Price) 0.15 1.19 8.02 8.02 2.94 -- -- 4.91
SPGRUSST (Index)** 0.45 1.45 8.05 8.05 3.45 -- -- 5.45
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.32 -0.44 -0.43 -0.43 -0.58 -- -- -0.69
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index 0.14 0.67 7.51 7.51 5.34 4.44 3.84 5.05

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 01/31/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 225
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Holding Name
Coupon
Maturity
Composite
Rating
Country
Currency
% of Net
Assets
FANNIE MAE-ACES
3.555
09/25/2028
NR
United States
USD
2.63
KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU
1.750
09/14/2029
AAA
Germany
USD
1.92
CHILE GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL BOND
3.500
01/25/2050
A+
Chile
USD
1.43
BANK OF AMERICA CORP
3.499
05/17/2022
A-
United States
USD
1.36
APPLE INC
3.000
06/20/2027
AA+
United States
USD
1.22
KREDITANSTALT FUER WIEDERAUFBAU
0.750
09/30/2030
AAA
Germany
USD
1.19
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
0.750
09/23/2030
AAA
Supra-National
USD
1.12
CHILE GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL BOND
2.550
01/27/2032
A+
Chile
USD
1.07
FANNIE MAE-ACES
3.045
03/25/2028
NR
United States
USD
1.07
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC
3.875
02/08/2029
BBB+
United States
USD
1.06
Top 10 Total (%) 14.07

These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

†See Country of Risk disclosure. These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary. Source: Bloomberg.  Rating is a proprietary composite of various rating agencies. A bond must be rated by two or more rating agencies to receive a composite rating; otherwise it is classified as Not Rated.

Country Weightings (%) as of 01/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    35.27
  • China

    14.21
  • Supra-National

    11.84
  • Germany

    4.37
  • Netherlands

    4.04
  • South Korea

    3.73
  • India

    3.49
  • Chile

    2.83
  • Indonesia

    2.53
  • Brazil

    2.42
  • Singapore

    2.24
  • Canada

    1.66
  • Spain

    1.46
  • Japan

    1.35
  • Uae

    1.28
  • France

    0.86
  • Sweden

    0.85
  • Saudi Arabia

    0.74
  • United Kingdom

    0.61
  • Australia

    0.51
  • Other/Cash

    3.69

Currency Exposure (%)
as of 01/31/21

  • U.S. Dollar

    99.92
  • Other/Cash

    0.08

Sector Weightings (%) as of 01/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Financials

    47.2
  • Utilities

    20.3
  • Real Estate

    7.3
  • Industrials

    5.1
  • Government Activity

    3.5
  • Technology

    3.4
  • Basic Materials

    2.9
  • Government

    1.3
  • Consumer Cyclicals

    0.7
  • Energy

    0.4
  • Healthcare

    0.4
  • Consumer Non-Cyclicals

    0.4
  • Academic & Educational Services

    0.3
  • Other/Cash

    7.0

Credit Quality (%) as of 01/31/21

Composite % of Net Assets
Investment Grade AAA 18.04
AA 11.87
A 25.35
BBB 21.91
Non-Investment Grade BB 8.70
B 1.24
Total Investment Grade -- 77.17
Total Non-Investment Grade -- 9.94
Not Rated -- 12.80
Source: Bloomberg.  Rating is a proprietary composite of various rating agencies. A bond must be rated by two or more rating agencies to receive a composite rating; otherwise it is classified as Not Rated.

Maturity (%) as of 01/31/21

 Average Portfolio Maturity: 7.28 Years