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GRNB
VanEck 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.
  • Investor demand has driven market growth, which we expect to continue as issuers pursue sustainability initiatives and policymakers seek to mobilize private capital to finance a green agenda.
  • 2020 issuance set another record at $269 billion, despite a near market shutdown in March and April; expectations are for another record-setting year in 2021.1

Learn More | Green Bonds: Five Years After Paris

1Source: Climate Bonds Initiative

Fund Description

VanEck 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
  • 2021 Preliminary NAIC Designation7

    2.B

 
as of 09/20/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.79%
  • Total Net Assets

    $98.7M
  • Number of Holdings

    291
  • Options

    Expected
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.20%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.20%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Monthly

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) 0.06 1.51 0.22 1.20 3.95 -- -- 4.09
GRNB (Share Price) -0.04 1.20 -0.31 0.88 4.01 -- -- 4.10
SPGRUSST (Index) 0.12 1.62 0.32 1.77 4.52 -- -- 4.70
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.06 -0.11 -0.10 -0.57 -0.57 -- -- -0.61
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index -0.19 1.63 -0.69 -0.08 5.43 3.11 3.18 4.13
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
03/03/17
GRNB (NAV) 0.67 1.90 -0.61 1.72 3.64 -- -- 4.05
GRNB (Share Price) 0.64 1.85 -0.86 1.78 3.74 -- -- 4.13
SPGRUSST (Index)** 0.74 2.00 -0.55 2.39 4.21 -- -- 4.68
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.07 -0.10 -0.06 -0.67 -0.57 -- -- -0.63
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index 0.70 1.83 -1.60 -0.33 5.34 3.03 3.39 4.07

Distribution History

Anticipated Frequency: Monthly Dividend Income & Annual Capital Gains
Ex-Date Record
Date
Payable Date Dividend
Income*
Short-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Return of Capital Total Distributions
09/01/2021 09/02/2021 09/08/2021 $0.0471 -- -- -- $ 0.05
08/02/2021 08/03/2021 08/06/2021 $0.0491 -- -- -- $ 0.05
07/01/2021 07/02/2021 07/08/2021 $0.0416 -- -- -- $ 0.04
06/01/2021 06/02/2021 06/07/2021 $0.0459 -- -- -- $ 0.05
05/03/2021 05/04/2021 05/07/2021 $0.0426 -- -- -- $ 0.04
04/01/2021 04/05/2021 04/08/2021 $0.0416 -- -- -- $ 0.04
03/01/2021 03/02/2021 03/05/2021 $0.0358 -- -- -- $ 0.04
02/01/2021 02/02/2021 02/05/2021 $0.0379 -- -- -- $ 0.04
12/29/2020 12/30/2020 01/05/2021 $0.0455 -- -- -- $ 0.05
12/01/2020 12/02/2020 12/07/2020 $0.0419 -- -- -- $ 0.04
11/02/2020 11/03/2020 11/06/2020 $0.0522 -- -- -- $ 0.05
10/01/2020 10/02/2020 10/07/2020 $0.0458 -- -- -- $ 0.05
09/01/2020 09/02/2020 09/08/2020 $0.0503 -- -- -- $ 0.05
08/03/2020 08/04/2020 08/07/2020 $0.0521 -- -- -- $ 0.05
07/01/2020 07/02/2020 07/08/2020 $0.0565 -- -- -- $ 0.06
06/01/2020 06/02/2020 06/05/2020 $0.0585 -- -- -- $ 0.06
04/24/2020 04/27/2020 04/30/2020 $0.0312 -- -- $0.0262 $ 0.06
04/01/2020 04/02/2020 04/07/2020 $0.0319 -- -- $0.0267 $ 0.06
03/02/2020 03/03/2020 03/06/2020 $0.0279 -- -- $0.0234 $ 0.05
02/03/2020 02/04/2020 02/07/2020 $0.0305 -- -- $0.0256 $ 0.06
12/30/2019 12/31/2019 01/06/2020 $0.0608 -- -- -- $ 0.06
12/02/2019 12/03/2019 12/06/2019 $0.0590 -- -- -- $ 0.06
11/01/2019 11/04/2019 11/07/2019 $0.0597 -- -- -- $ 0.06
10/01/2019 10/02/2019 10/07/2019 $0.0575 -- -- -- $ 0.06
09/03/2019 09/04/2019 09/09/2019 $0.0270 -- -- -- $ 0.03
08/01/2019 08/02/2019 08/07/2019 $0.0271 -- -- -- $ 0.03
07/01/2019 07/02/2019 07/08/2019 $0.0282 -- -- -- $ 0.03
06/03/2019 06/04/2019 06/07/2019 $0.0291 -- -- -- $ 0.03
05/01/2019 05/02/2019 05/07/2019 $0.0275 -- -- -- $ 0.03
04/01/2019 04/02/2019 04/05/2019 $0.0164 -- -- $0.0127 $ 0.03
03/01/2019 03/04/2019 03/07/2019 $0.0146 -- -- $0.0114 $ 0.03
02/01/2019 02/04/2019 02/07/2019 $0.0246 -- -- $0.0191 $ 0.04
12/27/2018 12/28/2018 01/03/2019 $0.0315 -- -- -- $ 0.03
12/03/2018 12/04/2018 12/07/2018 $0.0288 -- -- -- $ 0.03
11/01/2018 11/02/2018 11/07/2018 $0.0307 -- -- -- $ 0.03
10/01/2018 10/02/2018 10/05/2018 $0.0207 -- -- -- $ 0.02
09/04/2018 09/05/2018 09/10/2018 $0.0255 -- -- -- $ 0.03
08/01/2018 08/02/2018 08/07/2018 $0.0257 -- -- -- $ 0.03
07/02/2018 07/03/2018 07/09/2018 $0.0243 -- -- -- $ 0.02
06/01/2018 06/04/2018 06/07/2018 $0.0247 -- -- -- $ 0.02
05/01/2018 05/02/2018 05/07/2018 $0.0221 -- -- -- $ 0.02
04/02/2018 04/03/2018 04/06/2018 $0.0254 -- -- -- $ 0.03
03/01/2018 03/02/2018 03/07/2018 $0.0234 -- -- -- $ 0.02
02/01/2018 02/02/2018 02/07/2018 $0.0267 -- -- -- $ 0.03
12/27/2017 12/28/2017 01/03/2018 $0.0202 $0.0030 -- -- $ 0.02
12/01/2017 12/04/2017 12/07/2017 $0.1047 -- -- -- $ 0.10
11/01/2017 11/02/2017 11/07/2017 $0.0251 -- -- -- $ 0.03
10/02/2017 10/03/2017 10/06/2017 $0.0212 -- -- -- $ 0.02
09/01/2017 09/06/2017 09/08/2017 $0.0173 -- -- -- $ 0.02
08/01/2017 08/03/2017 08/07/2017 $0.0240 -- -- -- $ 0.02
07/03/2017 07/06/2017 07/10/2017 $0.0156 -- -- -- $ 0.02
06/01/2017 06/05/2017 06/07/2017 $0.0241 -- -- -- $ 0.02
05/01/2017 05/03/2017 05/05/2017 $0.0237 -- -- -- $ 0.02
04/03/2017 04/05/2017 04/07/2017 $0.0165 -- -- -- $ 0.02

*All registered investment companies are obliged to distribute portfolio gains to shareholders at yearend regardless of performance. Trading VanEck ETFs will also generate tax consequences and transaction expenses. The information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Tax consequences of dividend distributions may vary by individual taxpayer. There is no guarantee that dividends will be paid. To receive a distribution, you must have been a registered shareholder of the relevant VanEck ETFs on the record date. Distributions are paid to shareholders on the payment date. Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Certain distributions may constitute a return of capital, which will have the effect of reducing your cost basis in the Fund’s shares and thereby increasing the amount of capital gain, if any, or decreasing the amount of capital loss, if any, that you will realize when selling or exchanging Fund shares. The final determination of the tax characteristics cannot be determined until after each Fund’s yearend and are reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. The form is mailed to shareholders shortly after calendar yearend specifying how the distributions paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized for purposes of reporting the distribution on a shareholder’s tax return.

The tax treatment and characterization of the Fund’s distributions may vary significantly from time to time depending on whether the Fund has gains or losses on the securities in its portfolio. The Fund’s distributions will normally reflect past and projected net investment income, and may include income from dividends and interest, capital gains and/or a return of capital. The final composition of the tax characteristics of the distributions cannot be determined with certainty until after the end of the year, and will be reported to shareholders at that time. The amount of distributions will vary, depending on a number of factors. As portfolio and market conditions change, the rate of dividends may change. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be able to declare a dividend distribution in each period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment as of 08/31/2021

3 Months | 6 Months | 1 Year | 3 Years |
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Calendar Year Returns (%) as of 12/31/2020

NAV History
as of 08/31/21

Best & Worst
Quarter Returns (%)
as of 06/30/21

  • Best quarter

    2Q'20 +5.28%
  • Worst quarter

    2Q'18 -3.51%
Best & Worst Quarter Returns are based on NAV, reflect the period since the Fund's inception, and are updated quarterly.