ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF


ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ASX Code: ZYUS) offers investors exposure to U.S. equity yield via a selection of 50 low volatility, high dividend-paying stocks from the S&P 500 Index.


About ZYUS

ZYUS aims to provide investors with a return that, before fees and expenses, tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index. It uses a full-replication strategy to track the index, meaning it holds all the shares that make up the index in proportion to their index weights.

The index is designed to provide exposure to 50 high-yielding, low volatility stocks from the S&P 500 while meeting diversification and tradeability requirements. Index constituents are weighted in proportion to their dividend yields.


Why consider ZYUS


Simple, low-cost access to a selection of U.S. dividend-paying stocks.


Aims to achieve a yield above that of the S&P 500.


Low volatility screen historically has seen a more defensive sector allocation than the S&P 500.



How are distributions paid from ZYUS?

ZYUS pays quarterly distributions at the end of March, June, September and December. Net income, after fees and expenses, received by the fund from its underlying investments is passed through to investors at each quarterly distribution.

What is the weighting and methodology?

The S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index first identifies the 75 highest yielding companies from the S&P 500, subject to a cap of 10 stocks per sector, and then removes the 25 most volatile. It then weights the 50 remaining companies according to their dividend yield. Individual stocks are capped at 3% each and sector weights are capped at 25% of the portfolio to ensure diversification across stocks and sectors.

Do I need to complete U.S. tax forms?

No, W-8 BEN tax forms are not required when investing in ZYUS.