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Six Market Vectors ASX ETFs awarded 4 stars ‘Superior’ rating

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Six of Market Vectors’ ASX-listed exchange traded funds have received a 4 star ‘Superior’ rating from SQM Research. The ratings affirm that the ETFs are suitable for inclusion on financial adviser approved product lists.

Matthew McKinnon (pictured), Director, Intermediary and Institutions, Market Vectors Australia, says: “We are thrilled to receive the 4 star ‘Superior’ ratings from SQM Research, one of Australia’s leading research houses. The ratings confirm the robust nature of our ETFs and recognise our investment team and processes.”
 
The six funds awarded the 4 star ‘Superior’ rating are:
 
• Market Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF (ASX: QUAL)
• Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF (ASX: MVW)
• Market Vectors Australian Banks ETF (ASX: MVB)
• Market Vectors Australian Property ETF (ASX: MVA)
• Market Vectors Australian Resources ETF (ASX: MVR)
• Market Vectors Australian Emerging Resources ETF (ASX: MVE)
 
A fund with a 4 star ‘Superior’ rating is defined by SQM as one that, among other things, outperforms (or is likely to) its peers and benchmark the majority of the time.
 
“The SQM reports acknowledge the liquid and highly transparent exposures provided for equity strategies, the very high calibre and experience of the Australian investment team headed by Russel Chesler, our highly structured investment process, multi-levelled approach to risk management and use of physical replication for tracking the reference indexes, which removes counterparty risk,” says McKinnon.
 
According to SQM, the resources and capabilities of the parent entity – Van Eck Global based in New York, positively influenced the ratings.
 
The report said that Van Eck Global displayed a solid track record in issuing and managing ETFs, having launched its first Market Vectors ETF in 2006. Over the years, Van Eck Global has been able to expand its ETF business successfully, offering over 60 Market Vectors ETFs.
 
McKinnon says: “We have seen strong demand for our well thought out investment strategies such as equal weighting Australian equities and selecting international equities based on quality factors. Our ETFs can be valuable tools for financial advisers and their clients to build a range of solutions for managing portfolios with the benefits of low cost, transparency and liquidity. We expect demand will continue for our ETFs as more investors seek out simple cost-effective ways to get exposure to intelligent new investment opportunities which are designed with investment outcomes in mind.”

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