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ISTOXX INDICES

iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG

Index Description

The iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG index (iSTOXX World MV ESG) is designed to track the performance of an optimized minimum variance portfolio that will incorporate tilts towards companies that exhibit low volatility, favorable fundamentals (specifically profitability and leverage), and superior ESG scores. The index is constructed in two steps, first by creating a minimum variance portfolio based on the STOXX World index, and second by improving the Climate and ESG profiles of this portfolio, using data from ISS ESG and LGIM, respectively. The index rules ensure tradability, diversification, positive exposure to fundamental quality (i.e., positive exposure to profitability and low leverage), and untargeted factor and industry/country/region exposures are risk managed and imposed on the index components such that the index achieves an overall ESG score that exceeds that of the EURO STOXX 50 Index excluding its worst 22% ESG scorers.

Key facts

  • Innovative sustainability-focused multifactor index
  • Explicitly designed to minimize portfolio volatility while incorporating quality, ESG and climate considerations
  • Embedded diversification elements across non-target factors, industry and country exposures

Descriptive Statistics

Index Market Cap (USD bn) Components (USD bn) Component weight (%) Turnover (%)
Full Free-float Mean Median Largest Smallest Largest Smallest Last 12 monts
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG N/A 112.0 0.4 0.2 5.3 0.0 4.7 0.0 31.6
iSTOXX World Min Vol N/A 111.9 0.4 0.2 5.3 0.0 4.7 0.0 32.3

Supersector weighting (top 10)

Country weighting

Risk and return figures1

Index returns Return (%) Annualized return (%)
Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG 4.1 13.6 13.6 19.8 61.6 N/A N/A 13.8 6.3 10.2
iSTOXX World Min Vol 3.9 13.5 13.5 19.7 60.9 N/A N/A 13.8 6.3 10.1
Index volatility and risk Annualized volatility (%) Annualized Sharpe ratio2
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG N/A N/A 7.1 9.9 12.4 N/A N/A 1.3 0.5 0.8
iSTOXX World Min Vol N/A N/A 7.1 9.9 12.2 N/A N/A 1.3 0.5 0.8
Index to benchmark Correlation Tracking error (%)
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.3
Index to benchmark Beta Annualized information ratio
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG 103.7 99.8 99.8 99.3 101.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

1For information on data calculation, please refer to STOXX calculation reference guide

2Based on EURIBOR1M

(USD, Gross Return), all data as of December 29, 2023

ISTOXX INDICES

iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG

Fundamentals

Index Price/earnings incl. negative Price/earnings excl. negative Price/book Dividend yield (%)3 Price/sales Price/cash flow
Trailing Projected Trailing Projected Trailing Trailing Trailing
iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG 18.9 17.8 18.3 18.3 3.2 2.9 1.4 18.3
iSTOXX World Min Vol 18.4 17.9 18.1 18.1 3.2 2.9 1.3 18.4

Performance and annual returns

Methodology

The iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG index (iSTOXX World MV ESG) is designed to track the performance of an optimized minimum variance portfolio that will incorporate tilts towards companies that exhibit low volatility, favorable fundamentals (specifically profitability and leverage), and superior ESG scores.

The index is constructed in two steps, first by creating a minimum variance portfolio based on the STOXX World index, and second by improving the Climate and ESG profiles of this portfolio, using data from ISS ESG and LGIM, respectively. The index rules ensure tradability, diversification, positive exposure to fundamental quality (i.e., positive exposure to profitability and low leverage), and untargeted factor and industry/country/region exposures are risk managed and imposed on the index components such that the index achieves an overall ESG score that exceeds that of the EURO STOXX 50 Index excluding its worst 22% ESG scorers.

Versions and symbols

Index ISIN Symbol Bloomberg Reuters
Price GBP CH1169655441 ISWMVE ISWMVE INDEX .ISWMVE
Net Return GBP CH1169655458 ISWMVEV ISWMVEV INDEX .ISWMVEV
Gross Return GBP CH1169655466 ISWMVEGV ISWMVEGV INDEX .ISWMVEGV
Price USD CH1169655474 ISWMVEP .ISWMVEP
Net Return USD CH1169655482 ISWMVEU .ISWMVEU
Gross Return USD CH1169655490 ISWMVEGU .ISWMVEGU

Quick Facts

Weighting Price weighted with a weighting factor and capping factor
No. of components Variable
Review frequency Quarterly
Calculation/distribution Realtime 15 sec
Calculation hours 00:00:00 22:15:00
Base value/base date 100 as of June. 18, 2018
History Available from June. 18, 2018
Inception date July. 25, 2022
To learn more about the inception date, the currency, the calculation hours and historical values, please see our data vendor code sheet.

ISTOXX INDICES

iSTOXX World Min Vol ESG

Top 10 Components4

Company Supersector Country Weight
Costco Wholesale Corp. Retail USA 0.0471216
NOVO NORDISK B Health Care Denmark 0.0456784
WALMART INC. Retail USA 0.0443792
Procter & Gamble Co. Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores USA 0.0410825
Exxon Mobil Corp. Energy USA 0.0337062
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Health Care USA 0.0311170
Johnson & Johnson Health Care USA 0.0286735
ROCHE HLDG P Health Care Switzerland 0.0202573
McKesson Corp. Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores USA 0.0182552
Nintendo Co. Ltd. Consumer Products and Services Japan 0.0180076

3Net dividend yield is calculated as net return index return minus price index return

4Based on the composition as of December 29, 2023