Top MSCI World ETFs

The MSCI World index Factsheet

The MSCI World is an international equity index, which tracks stocks from 23 developed countries. With 1,637 constituents (as of 31/10/16), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

Top country within the MSCI World index is USA with a weight of 58.72%, followed by Japan (8.96%) and UK (7.41%). Top sectors within the MSCI World index are financial services (20.83%), information technology (14.24%) and health care (13.54%). (Source: MSCI; MSCI Disclaimer; As of 31/12/2015).

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI World constituents. Currently, the MSCI World index is tracked by 13 ETFs.

0.15% p.a. - 0.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI World
7.72%
return in EUR in 2016 per 30/11/16
MSCI World ETFs

Cost of MSCI World ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of MSCI World ETFs is between 0.15% p.a. and 0.50% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed fund on developed markets like the Carmignac Investissement A EUR acc costs around 1.89% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

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

All MSCI World ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest MSCI World ETF by fund size in EUR

All MSCI World ETFs ranked by fund size

 

The cheapest MSCI World ETF by total expense ratio

All MSCI World ETFs ranked by total expense ratio

 
 

MSCI World ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a MSCI World ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all MSCI World 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 Core MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B4L5Y983 7,572 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 5,234 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,299 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 1,337 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI World D-EURFR0010315770 1,264 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 1,199 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETFLU0392494562 889 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF AIE00B60SX394 567 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF EURFR0010756098 495 0.38% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1DIE00BK1PV551 325 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDDE000A1C9KL8 132 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 3CLU0619015828 35 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 21 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling

Source: justETF.com; As of 09/12/16

 

Return comparison of all MSCI World ETFs

The table shows the returns of all MSCI World 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 %
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF 4.26% 4.83% 7.69% 2.81% 43.31%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 3C 4.19% 4.82% 8.00% 2.78% 43.02%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 4.20% 4.79% 7.64% 2.73% -
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR 4.04% 4.83% 8.05% 2.66% 43.04%
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETF 4.18% 4.78% 7.69% 2.65% 42.67%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C 4.17% 4.76% 7.92% 2.63% 42.40%
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF A 4.18% 4.76% 7.88% 2.60% 42.14%
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI World D-EUR 4.51% 4.90% 8.02% 2.52% 41.79%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1D 4.21% 4.79% 8.30% 2.49% -
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 4.24% 4.85% 7.92% 2.49% 40.17%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 4.19% 4.75% 7.43% 2.46% 41.19%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 4.22% 4.73% 7.48% 2.42% 41.44%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 4.14% 4.67% 7.38% 2.17% 40.61%
ETF   2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
2012
in %
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF 7.72% 10.66% 19.34% 21.19% 13.28%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 3C 7.66% 10.60% 19.21% 20.96% 13.51%
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 7.59% 10.41% - - -
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C 7.49% 10.44% 19.06% 20.80% 13.36%
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF A 7.48% 10.39% 18.89% 20.83% 13.06%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR 7.46% 10.65% 19.22% 21.18% 13.84%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 7.42% 9.55% 18.66% 20.66% 13.38%
Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI World D-EUR 7.39% 10.49% 19.21% 20.93% 13.82%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 7.36% 10.40% 18.87% 20.97% 13.10%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 7.34% 10.31% 18.79% 20.08% -
db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1D 7.32% - - - -
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETF 7.04% 10.57% 19.88% 21.69% 12.61%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 7.04% 10.28% 18.71% 20.69% 13.26%

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