Most recently the Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight Index (MVMVW) had its one year anniversary as an underlying for the Market Vectors Australian Equal Weight ETF (ASX Code: MVW, Bloomberg code: MVW AU).

In its first full year the MVMVW Index outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index by 3.91% returning 18.24%.

Australia has one of the highest concentration levels in the world with the top 10 securities comprise ~55% of the S&P/ASX 200 index. By equally weighting its holdings the MVMVW Index reduces the concentration risk to the top 10 and also provides better exposure to the broad Australian economy.

1 Month 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year
Market Vectors Australia Equal Weight Index -0.72% 5.77% 8.27% 14.16%
S&P/ASX 200 Index -1.70% 5.00% 7.08% 10.23%
Difference +0.98% +0.77% +1.19% +3.93%

Source: Bloomberg, as at 30 April 2015

About the Author:
Arian Neiron is responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations of VanEck’s Australian business. Prior to joining VanEck, Arian was a partner at boutique consulting firm Sunstone Partners, specialising in Asset and Wealth Management. Previously Arian worked for Perpetual as Senior Portfolio Specialist; Head of Product Development for Protected Investments; and Senior Product Manager for Platforms and Wholesale Funds. Arian has also held positions at Credit Suisse and MLC. Arian has a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University and a Diploma of Financial Services and is currently undertaking an MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM).

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