Top MSCI Japan ETFs

The MSCI Japan index Factsheet

The MSCI Japan index tracks the return of japanese stocks. With its 319 constituents (as of: 31/10/16), the MSCI Japan index reflects approximately 85% of the total market capitalisation in Japan.

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the MSCI Japan constituents. Currently, the MSCI Japan index is tracked by 10 ETFs.

0.19% p.a. - 0.59% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI Japan
19.92%
return in GBP in 2016 per 30/11/16

Cost of MSCI Japan ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of MSCI Japan ETFs is between 0.19% p.a. and 0.59% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed fund on Japanese stocks like the Julius Baer Japan Stock Fund C costs around 1.18% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.

 

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

All MSCI Japan ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest MSCI Japan ETF by fund size in GBP

All MSCI Japan ETFs ranked by fund size

 

The cheapest MSCI Japan ETF by total expense ratio

All MSCI Japan ETFs ranked by total expense ratio

 
 

MSCI Japan ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a MSCI Japan ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all MSCI Japan 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 GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B02KXH56 1,649 0.59% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1CLU0274209740 917 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-disLU0136240974 563 0.35% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR EURFR0010688242 277 0.45% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B53QDK08 256 0.48% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USDIE00B5VX7566 159 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan SF UCITS ETF (JPY) A-accIE00B54HQ477 31 0.32% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Swap-based
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF AIE00B60SX287 24 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPYFR0010871202 23 0.45% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETFIE00BZ0G8B96 6 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling

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

 

Return comparison of all MSCI Japan ETFs

The table shows the returns of all MSCI Japan 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 %
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan SF UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc -4.05% 6.32% 24.94% 22.40% 39.44%
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPY -3.16% 6.40% 24.93% 22.34% 39.18%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-dis -4.02% 6.32% 24.90% 22.16% 38.81%
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR EUR -4.07% 6.38% 24.39% 21.92% 38.91%
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF A -4.58% 6.19% 24.06% 21.88% 38.95%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc) -4.54% 6.19% 24.26% 21.85% 38.88%
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USD -4.60% 6.19% 24.40% 21.80% 37.65%
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C -4.63% 6.13% 24.00% 21.76% 38.59%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Dist) -4.62% 6.11% 24.06% 21.52% 37.21%
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETF -4.03% 6.36% 25.03% 20.97% -
ETF   2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
2012
in %
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETF 21.07% - - - -
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USD 20.97% 13.87% 1.40% 23.19% 3.72%
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPY 20.85% 14.15% 1.26% 23.42% 4.26%
UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Japan SF UCITS ETF (JPY) A-acc 20.77% 13.95% 0.56% 25.40% 3.64%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-dis 20.67% 14.30% 1.52% 23.18% 4.13%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc) 20.10% 14.61% 1.34% 23.72% 3.16%
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR EUR 20.09% 14.37% 1.46% 23.74% 3.57%
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF A 20.09% 13.78% 1.03% 24.79% 4.15%
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 20.03% 13.80% 0.80% 24.57% 3.43%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Dist) 19.92% 14.52% 1.21% 23.57% 3.05%

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