Top MSCI ACWI ETFs

The MSCI All Country World Index (MSCI ACWI) Factsheet

The MSCI All Country World Index (MSCI ACWI) is an international equity index, which tracks stocks from 23 developed and 23 emerging markets countries. This global index consists of the MSCI World (global index for developed countries) and the MSCI Emerging Markets (global index for emerging markets countries). However, emerging markets stocks are weighted with 9.64%, whereas stocks from developed markets account for 90.36%. With 2,470 constituents (as of 31/10/16), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted global market capitalization.

Top country within the MSCI ACWI is USA with a weight of 53.06%, followed by Japan (8.10%) and the UK (6.70%). Top sectors within the MSCI ACWI are financial services (21.52%), information technology (14.87%) and consumer discretionary (12.95%). (Source: MSCI; MSCI Disclaimer; As of 31/12/2015).

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI ACWI constituents. Currently, the MSCI ACWI index is tracked by 4 ETFs.

0.40% p.a. - 0.60% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI All Country World (ACWI)
7.93%
return in EUR in 2016 per 30/11/16
MSCI All Country World (ACWI) ETFs

Cost of MSCI ACWI ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of MSCI ACWI ETFs is between 0.40% p.a. and 0.60% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed global equity fund like the Fidelity Funds - International Fund A (USD) costs around 1.91% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

The best MSCI ACWI ETF by 1-year fund return as of 30/11/16

All MSCI ACWI ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest MSCI ACWI ETF by fund size in EUR

All MSCI ACWI ETFs ranked by fund size

 

The cheapest MSCI ACWI ETF by total expense ratio

All MSCI ACWI ETFs ranked by total expense ratio

 
 

MSCI ACWI ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a MSCI ACWI ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all MSCI ACWI ETFs with details on size, cost, age, use of profits, fund domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI ACWI UCITS ETFIE00B6R52259 365 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
SPDR MSCI ACWI UCITS ETFIE00B44Z5B48 354 0.40% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI AC World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1CIE00BGHQ0G80 134 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI All Country World C-EURFR0011079466 119 0.45% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 11/12/16

 

Return comparison of all MSCI ACWI ETFs

The table shows the returns of all MSCI ACWI ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
SPDR MSCI ACWI UCITS ETF 3.54% 4.41% 8.51% 4.32% 40.51%
iShares MSCI ACWI UCITS ETF 3.47% 4.37% 8.32% 3.17% 38.71%
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI All Country World C-EUR 3.82% 4.45% 8.62% 3.03% 39.53%
db x-trackers MSCI AC World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 3.79% 4.37% 8.37% 2.91% -
ETF   2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
2012
in %
SPDR MSCI ACWI UCITS ETF 9.20% 8.75% 17.84% 16.94% 13.06%
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI All Country World C-EUR 7.94% 8.54% 18.48% 17.45% 14.29%
iShares MSCI ACWI UCITS ETF 7.93% 8.11% 18.02% 17.07% 13.71%
db x-trackers MSCI AC World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 7.88% 7.74% - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/11/16; Calculations in EUR including dividends