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On 7 July 2020, VanEck launched the global version of its popular MOAT ETF, the VanEck VectorsTM Morningstar Global Wide Moat UCITS ETF.
With the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat UCITS ETF (GOAT), investors can make targeted investments in global companies that the index provider Morningstar assigns a wide economic moat rating to, i.e. companies with a long-term competitive advantage over their peers. These "moats" may include cost advantages, efficient scale, network effects, high switching costs and intangible assets. Just as critical as a company’s economic moat rating, is its Morningstar Fair Value Estimate. GOAT’s underlying index targets those wide moat companies that are trading at the most attractive valuations.
Morningstar’s equity research analysts are located around the globe and evaluate moats and fair value estimates on an ongoing basis. Investors should also be aware of the risks: The value of the securities held by the ETF may decrease due to general market and economic conditions in markets and the fund may invest a relatively high proportion of its assets in a smaller number of issuers.
The ETF invests in a portfolio of equity securities with the aim of providing investment returns that closely track the performance of the Morningstar® Global Wide Moat Focus Index and is an attractive alternative to the global equity benchmark, the MSCI World Index. Since index inception on 23 April 2018, the Morningstar index has outperformed the MSCI World index index 7.63% as of 4 August 2020.
Past performance is not a guarantee for future performance. You cannot directly invest into an index.
Top holdings as of 3 August 2020 were GEA Group AG (a farm technology, mechanical equipment, process industry and refrigeration technology company), ServiceNow Inc. (provider of IT management software), Tencent Holdings Ltd. (the company provides social networking, music, e-commerce, payment services and other technology solutions), Microsoft Corp. (the company develops, manufactures, licenses, sells and supports software products) and Guidewire Software Inc. (develops and publishes enterprise software for the property and casualty insurance industry).
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VanEck Vectors Morningstar US Wide Moat UCITS ETF (the “Fund”) is a sub-fund of VanEck Vectors® UCITS ETFs plc., organised under the laws of Ireland, managed by VanEck Investments Ltd. VanEck Investments Ltd delegated the investment management of the Fund to Van Eck Associates Corporation, an investment manager regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission (SEC). Any investment decision must be made on the basis of the prospectus and the key investor information document (“KIID”), which is available at www.vaneck.com. These are available in English and certain other languages at www.vaneck.com or can be requested free of charge from VanEck Investments Ltd or from the relevant local information agent details of whom to be found on www.vaneck.com. The Fund is registered with the Central Bank of Ireland and tracks an equity index.
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S&P 500® Index: consists of 500 widely held common stocks covering the leading industries of the U.S. economy. Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexTM consists of at least 40 U.S. companies identified as having sustainable, competitive advantages, and whose stocks are the most attractively priced, according to Morningstar.
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