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 1,563 constituents (as of 30/06/2021), the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

Stocks from the USA make up the biggest weight in the MSCI World index with 67.39%, followed by Japan (6.79%) and the UK (4.21%). Top sectors within the MSCI World index are information technology (22.11%), financial services (13.55%) and healthcare (12.54%). Source: MSCI; As of 30/06/2021

ETF investors can benefit 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
12.54%
return in GBP in 2021 per 31/07/2021
 
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 31/07/2021

All MSCI World ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest MSCI World ETF by fund size in GBP

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 GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE00B4L5Y983 28,888 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1CIE00BJ0KDQ92 6,196 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist)IE00B0M62Q58 4,309 0.50% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - DistFR0010315770 3,103 0.30% p.a. Distributing France Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1CLU0274208692 2,966 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USDIE00B4X9L533 2,599 0.15% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00B60SX394 2,217 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1781541179 957 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Optimized sampling
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-disLU0340285161 864 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETFIE00BFY0GT14 732 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1DIE00BK1PV551 645 0.19% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DRLU1437016972 443 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF USDLU1681043672 12 0.38% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap

Source: justETF.com; As of 02/08/2021

 

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 1.61% 5.07% 15.12% 28.27% 43.48%
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 1.65% 5.01% 15.01% 28.00% 42.07%
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF 1.40% 4.87% 14.86% 27.98% 42.65%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1C 1.47% 4.91% 14.90% 27.93% 42.33%
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1C 1.39% 4.82% 14.75% 27.77% 42.28%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 1.48% 4.88% 14.79% 27.70% 41.25%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - Dist 1.18% 4.47% 14.94% 27.66% 41.76%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR 1.46% 4.86% 14.91% 27.65% 41.34%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 1.19% 4.62% 14.51% 27.48% 41.31%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1D 1.11% 4.55% 14.48% 27.48% 41.87%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 0.95% 4.39% 14.33% 27.32% 41.63%
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 0.92% 4.33% 14.28% 27.20% -
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 0.91% 4.28% 14.10% 26.87% 40.42%
ETF   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Lyxor Core MSCI World (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc 14.07% 12.23% 23.59% - -
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1C 13.93% 12.21% 23.59% -4.06% 12.43%
Invesco MSCI World UCITS ETF 13.92% 12.31% 24.01% -3.51% 11.49%
Lyxor MSCI World UCITS ETF - Dist 13.91% 12.45% 23.68% -3.31% 11.44%
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI World UCITS ETF (USD) A-dis 13.89% 11.86% 23.58% -3.81% 11.30%
Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF 1C 13.79% 12.16% 23.72% -3.98% 12.30%
Xtrackers MSCI World UCITS ETF 1D 13.53% 12.24% 23.59% -4.09% 12.45%
HSBC MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 13.33% 12.48% 23.93% -3.14% 11.70%
SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 13.33% 12.01% - - -
iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (Dist) 13.12% 11.88% 23.43% -3.75% 11.34%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF USD 12.69% 12.05% 23.59% -3.67% 11.41%
Amundi ETF MSCI World UCITS ETF DR 12.62% 12.38% 24.57% -4.20% 11.31%
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 12.54% 12.14% 23.87% -3.52% 11.50%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/07/2021; Calculations in GBP including dividends