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 8 ETFs.

0.19% p.a. - 0.59% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI Japan
2.22%
return in GBP in 2017 per 31/01/17

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 31/01/17

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The largest MSCI Japan ETF by fund size in GBP

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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 1,665 0.59% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1CLU0274209740 1,059 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-disLU0136240974 648 0.35% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc)IE00B53QDK08 305 0.48% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USDIE00B5VX7566 193 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPYFR0010871202 27 0.45% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF AIE00B60SX287 20 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETFIE00BZ0G8B96 6 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling

Source: justETF.com; As of 20/02/17

 

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 %
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USD 2.23% -0.57% 11.16% 31.91% 50.29%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc) 2.20% -0.61% 11.09% 31.82% 50.92%
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF A 2.19% -0.66% 11.09% 31.76% 50.95%
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 2.21% -0.65% 11.05% 31.74% 50.69%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Dist) 2.22% -0.62% 11.00% 31.57% 49.20%
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETF 1.89% -1.35% 11.34% 31.11% -
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPY 1.85% -1.38% 11.29% 30.95% 49.78%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-dis 1.86% -1.35% 11.27% 30.88% 49.49%
ETF   2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
2014
in %
2013
in %
HSBC MSCI Japan UCITS ETF USD 2.23% 23.52% 13.87% 1.40% 23.19%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Dist) 2.22% 22.41% 14.52% 1.21% 23.57%
db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index UCITS ETF (DR) 1C 2.21% 22.75% 13.80% 0.80% 24.57%
iShares MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (Acc) 2.20% 22.82% 14.61% 1.34% 23.72%
Source MSCI Japan UCITS ETF A 2.19% 22.81% 13.78% 1.03% 24.79%
SPDR MSCI Japan UCITS ETF 1.89% 22.61% - - -
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (JPY) A-dis 1.86% 22.23% 14.30% 1.52% 23.18%
Amundi ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF DR JPY 1.85% 22.44% 14.15% 1.26% 23.42%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/01/17; Calculations in GBP including dividends