Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors such as equity market risk, industry or sector concentration risk and limited diversification risk, which are described below and in the sales prospectus.
1 These principles ask companies to embrace, support and enact a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. The Ten Principles - (unglobalcompact.org.uk)
Through this Fund, investors gain exposure to an ample basket of the currently most liquid and highly-capitalized European stocks. The ETF delivers a broad and comprehensive representation of the European market, including several various sectors and countries.
Europe ETF allows you to actively take part in the shift towards a more sustainable and greener economy. Being classified as SFDR article 82, it factors in environmental issues. Following the latest European regulations, mere financial returns are no longer enough – they’re always accompanied by a focus on responsible investment.
2 The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation has the goal of improving transparency in the market for sustainable investment products. Article 8 and 9 correspond to the highest standards of sustainability a fund can obtain.
100 stocks of companies representing different sectors and countries are selected. From health care and utilities to real estate and financials, a broad range of sectors is included. Moreover, to ensure diversification, no country can have a weighting larger than 20%.
Besides selecting companies that comply with the UN Global Compact Principles, controversial sectors are excluded. These include companies involved in: weapons, alcohol and gambling.
With a 0.4% total expense ratio, VanEck’s Europe ETF provides an investment opportunity at an attractive cost.
Europe ETF has appeal for those investors who are looking for regular income. The 12-month SEC dividend yield is displayed in the following graph. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The value of the securities held by Europe 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.
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. That is a factor to consider when investing in this Fund.
The value of an investment can be affected by exchange rate fluctuations. The price of the euro can rise against another currency in which an investment is denominated. It is also worth considering this factor before investing in Europe ETF.
For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on www.vaneck.com.
Investing in European stocks can offer many great opportunities and advantages for investors’ portfolios, both in terms of returns and volatility.
Lower risk: Typically lower reward
Higher risk: Typically higher reward