In historical episodes of market stress, quality companies with strong balance sheets and low financial leverage have typically performed better than the broader sharemarket.
BetaShares Global Quality Leaders ETF (ASX: QLTY) is a cost-effective index fund that invests in a diverse portfolio of 150 global companies (ex-Australia) ranked by quality score.
Quality companies, QLTY performance.
|QLTY’s index*||Global shares*|
|5 Years (% p.a.)||14.5%||9.0%|
|3 Years (% p.a.)||17.6%||10.0%|
|1 year (%)||15.3%||3.5%|
|Year to date||1.3%||-6.0%|
*As at 30 April 2020. Source: Bloomberg. QLTY aims to track the iSTOXX MUTB Global Ex-Australia Quality Leaders Index (in AUD). Global Shares represented by MSCI World Ex-Australia Index (in AUD). Past performance is not an indicator of future performance of index or ETF and does not take into account ETF’s management costs. You cannot invest directly in an index.