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 1,635 constituents (as of 31/03/19), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalisation in each country.

The top country within the MSCI World index is the USA with a weight of 62.36%, followed by Japan (8.19%) and UK (5.84%). Top sectors within the MSCI World index are information technology (15.86%), financial services (15.59%) and healthcare (12.85%). (Source: MSCI; As of 31/03/2019).

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

0.12% p.a. - 0.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track the MSCI World
23.71%
return in GBP in 2019 per 31/07/19
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 31/07/19

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The largest MSCI World ETF by fund size in GBP

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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 GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 14,630 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 4,207 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 3,335 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,196 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EURFR0010315770 2,028 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 914 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 904 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 718 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 617 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DRLU1437016972 343 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 255 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETFLU1781541179 214 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Optimized sampling
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF - USDLU1681043672 21 0.38% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 24/08/19

 

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 %
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF 4.82% 7.94% 17.69% 12.16% 45.96%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1C 4.84% 7.91% 17.64% 12.14% 46.02%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 4.78% 7.88% 17.62% 12.08% 46.01%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C 4.81% 7.90% 17.61% 12.07% 46.06%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1D 4.79% 7.89% 17.61% 12.06% 46.03%
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF 4.67% 7.76% 17.61% 11.89% -
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF - USD 4.79% 7.82% 17.67% 11.85% 45.17%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 4.77% 7.84% 17.47% 11.82% 44.98%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EUR 5.04% 7.93% 17.59% 11.82% 46.85%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 4.79% 7.82% 17.49% 11.79% 44.81%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR 5.04% 7.89% 18.13% 11.65% -
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 4.13% 7.19% 16.86% 11.65% 45.91%
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 4.76% 7.96% - - -
ETF   2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
2016
in %
2015
in %
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR 24.55% -4.20% 11.31% - -
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF 23.79% -3.51% 11.49% 29.54% 4.00%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 23.71% -3.52% 11.50% 29.83% 4.26%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF D-EUR 23.62% -3.31% 11.44% 29.20% 4.13%
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF 23.59% - - - -
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 23.57% -3.81% 11.30% 29.19% 3.90%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index Swap UCITS ETF 1C 23.53% -3.98% 12.30% 29.55% 4.08%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF - USD 23.52% -3.67% 11.41% 29.45% 4.38%
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 23.47% -3.75% 11.34% 29.54% 3.98%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C 23.47% -4.06% 12.43% 29.66% 4.02%
Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1D 23.46% -4.09% 12.45% 29.68% -
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 22.93% -3.14% 11.70% 29.76% 3.16%
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF - - - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/07/19; Calculations in GBP including dividends