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 1,601 constituents (as of 31/08/20), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalisation in each country.

Stocks from the USA make up the biggest weight in the MSCI World index with 66.73%, followed by Japan (7.55%) and the UK (4.12%). Top sectors within the MSCI World index are information technology (22.30%), healthcare (13.41%) and financial services (12.18%). (Source: MSCI; As of 31/08/20).

ETF investors can benefit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI World constituents. Currently, the MSCI World index is tracked by 17 ETFs.

0.12% p.a. - 0.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI World
-1.75%
return in EUR in 2020 per 31.08.20
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, most actively managed funds do cost much more fees per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

The best MSCI World ETF by 1-year fund return as of 31.08.20

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 ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 21,044 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 4,263 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 4,030 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - DistFR0010315770 2,635 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,219 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
ComStage MSCI World UCITS ETFLU0392494562 2,102 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 1,731 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 1,480 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681043599 1,162 0.38% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 843 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 813 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541179 584 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Deka MSCI World UCITS ETFDE000ETFL508 385 0.31% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 214 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652237 147 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disIE00B7KQ7B66 129 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-accIE00BD4TXV59 13 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling

Source: justETF.com; As of 27.09.20

 

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 %
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 6.08% 7.42% 6.92% 8.53% 32.83%
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF 5.89% 7.06% 6.53% 8.15% 31.69%
ComStage MSCI World UCITS ETF 5.86% 7.05% 6.56% 8.14% 31.75%
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 5.90% 7.02% 6.46% 7.99% -
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 5.81% 7.03% 6.47% 7.94% -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc 5.84% 6.95% 6.42% 7.87% -
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 5.82% 7.00% 6.43% 7.86% 31.04%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1D 5.58% 6.75% 6.27% 7.77% 31.13%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1C 5.57% 6.74% 6.21% 7.72% 31.09%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 5.58% 6.76% 6.19% 7.71% 31.09%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 5.84% 6.98% 6.31% 7.68% 30.34%
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1C 5.49% 6.65% 6.09% 7.67% 31.11%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - Dist 5.49% 6.74% 6.37% 7.62% 31.77%
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D) 5.48% 6.70% 6.33% 7.54% -
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C) 5.48% 6.70% 6.28% 7.45% 31.24%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 5.48% 6.61% 6.04% 7.39% 29.99%
Deka MSCI World UCITS ETF 5.42% 6.69% 6.24% 7.34% -
ETF   2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
2016
in %
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD -0.43% 30.34% -3.96% 7.84% 11.16%
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF -1.32% 30.38% -4.29% 7.59% 11.05%
ComStage MSCI World UCITS ETF -1.44% 32.25% -4.93% 7.51% 10.56%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -1.52% 30.17% -4.41% 7.49% 11.12%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc -1.53% - - - -
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc -1.54% 29.92% - - -
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF -1.55% - - - -
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - Dist -1.60% 30.03% -4.09% 7.54% 10.75%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis -1.67% 29.93% -4.60% 7.41% 10.75%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1D -1.72% 31.13% -5.56% 8.32% 11.14%
Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF EUR (C) -1.73% 29.84% -4.19% 7.44% 10.66%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1C -1.74% 31.14% -5.54% 8.29% 11.15%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) -1.75% 30.22% -4.30% 7.61% 11.28%
Amundi Index MSCI World UCITS ETF DR EUR (D) -1.76% 30.98% - - -
Deka MSCI World UCITS ETF -1.78% 31.16% - - -
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1C -1.79% 31.27% -5.57% 8.32% 11.05%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) -1.91% 29.78% -4.56% 7.45% 11.04%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.08.20; Calculations in EUR including dividends