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 1,653 constituents (as of 29.12.17), 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 59.21%, followed by Japan (8.95%) and UK (6.63%). Top sectors within the MSCI World index are financial services (18.10%), information technology (16.80%) and consumer discretionary (12.26%). (Source: MSCI; As of 29/12/2017).

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI World constituents. Currently, the MSCI World index is tracked by 14 ETFs.

0.12% p.a. - 0.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI World
-3.94%
return in EUR in 2018 per 31.03.18
MSCI World ETFs

Cost of MSCI World ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of MSCI World ETFs is between 0.12% 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 31.03.18

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.

Compare all MSCI World ETFs in detail
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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 ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 10,992 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 4,211 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 2,440 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,083 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EURFR0010315770 1,515 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETFLU0392494562 1,294 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 996 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF AIE00B60SX394 593 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 569 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 476 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDDE000A1C9KL8 476 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 65 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETFLU1781541179 32 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1737652237 1 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 25.04.18

 

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 %
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EUR -2.99% -3.61% 0.12% -1.21% 10.06%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD -3.08% -3.97% -0.14% -1.25% 9.64%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD -3.08% -3.97% -0.14% -1.25% 9.64%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C -3.09% -4.49% -0.23% -1.39% 10.07%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1D -3.08% -4.52% -0.24% -1.40% 10.08%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) -3.09% -3.94% -0.23% -1.41% 10.25%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1C -3.09% -4.42% -0.23% -1.46% 9.82%
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETF -3.07% -3.90% -0.17% -1.49% 9.93%
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF A -3.10% -3.96% -0.26% -1.49% 9.74%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -3.07% -3.96% -0.31% -1.54% 9.67%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) -3.12% -4.03% -0.34% -1.62% 9.54%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -3.10% -4.02% -0.37% -1.66% 9.09%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR (D) -3.07% - - - -
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF -3.05% - - - -
ETF   2018
in %
2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EUR -3.61% 7.54% 10.75% 10.50% 19.37%
ComStage MSCI World TRN UCITS ETF -3.90% 7.51% 10.56% 10.57% 19.88%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) -3.94% 7.61% 11.28% 10.66% 19.34%
Source MSCI World UCITS ETF A -3.96% 7.59% 11.05% 10.39% 18.89%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -3.96% 7.49% 11.12% 10.30% 19.09%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD -3.97% 7.84% 11.16% 9.51% 18.92%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD -3.97% 7.84% 11.16% 9.51% 18.92%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -4.02% 7.41% 10.75% 10.26% 19.02%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) -4.03% 7.45% 11.04% 10.38% 19.05%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1C -4.42% 8.14% 11.05% 10.44% 19.06%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C -4.49% 8.29% 11.15% 10.41% -
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1D -4.52% 8.32% 11.14% - -
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR (D) - - - - -
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.03.18; Calculations in EUR including dividends