It’s time to run a ruler over iShares Core MSCI World All Cap ETF (ASX: IWLD) and Vanguard Australian Property Securities Index ETF (ASX: VAP). The ETFs invest in the International shares and Australian shares sectors/industries, respectively.
The iShares IWLD ETF (ASX:IWLD)
The iShares IWLD ETF provides investors with exposure to a globally diversified portfolio of over 3,800 companies. This is a low-cost way to access global companies from developed markets through a single fund.
According to our most recent data, the IWLD ETF had $138.24 million of money invested. With IWLD’s total funds under management (FUM) figure over $100 million, the ETF meets our team’s minimum investment criteria for FUM levels. As a general rule, our team draws the line at $100 million for ETFs in the International shares sector because we believe that, relative to smaller ETFs, achieving this amount of FUM lowers the chance that the ETF issuer will close the ETF.
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Vanguard VAP ETF (ASX:VAP)
The Vanguard VAP ETF provides investors with low-cost exposure to listed Australian property companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
With our numbers for December 2020, VAP’s FUM stood at $1843.48 million. Since the VAP’s FUM is over $100 million, our investing team would say the ETF has met our minimum criteria for the total amount invested, otherwise known as FUM. A very sustainable ETF in the Property sector should be able to scale well and become profitable for the ETF issuer.
Are the fees for the VAP ETF bad?
Vanguard, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.23% for the VAP ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $4.60.
The management fee is above the average for all ETFs on our list of ASX ETFs, but keep in mind the ETF may be able to justify the higher price tag with superior performance over time.
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