ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF

Diversify with US yield

ETFS S&P 500 High Yield Low Volatility ETF (ASX Code: ZYUS) is an exchange traded fund providing exposure to US 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.

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

Why consider ZYUS?

  • Simple, low-cost access to a selection of US dividend-paying stocks.

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

  • The low volatility screening used in the index historically has resulted in a more defensive sector allocation compared to the S&P 500.


Does ZYUS pay distributions?

ZYUS pays distributions on a quarterly basis.

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 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 US tax forms?

No W-8 BEN tax forms are required when investing in ZYUS.

How can I use ZYUS in a portfolio?

ZYUS can be used as a core income exposure to high yielding US equities.

ZYUS can also be used to achieve a tactical tilt toward yield or defensive stocks, US equities or style factors such as low volatility.

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Product Information
NAV Information
NAV/Unit (A$)11.9982
Date (NAV)08 Apr 2021
Currency (NAV)AUD
Shares outstanding5,859,379
AUM (A$)70,302,165.79
Product Information
Fund inception date09 Jun 2015
Management Costs (% p.a.)0.35
Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
Currency HedgedNo
Legal FormManaged Investment Scheme
SMSF EligibleYes
Trading Information
Symbols and Trading Hours
Bloomberg CodeZYUS AU Equity
Trading hours10:00AM – 4:00PM
Trade Online
Management & Administration
IssuerETFS Management (AUS) Limited
CustodianJPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. (Sydney Branch)
RegistrarComputershare Investor Services Pty Limited
Benchmark Information
BenchmarkS&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index
ProviderS&P Dow Jones Indices, LLC.
Recent Distribution
Announcement date25 Mar 2021
Ex-date31 Mar 2021
Record date1 Apr 2021
Payment date19 Apr 2021
Distribution per unit
(A$ cents)
12-month yield5.48%
12-month franking level0.00%
Record date
Payment date
Distribution (A$ cents)
Franking level
31 Mar 202101 Apr 202119 Apr 20219.8640530.0000%
31 Dec 202004 Jan 202118 Jan 202110.8297200.0000%
30 Sep 202001 Oct 202015 Oct 202011.1954910.0000%
30 Jun 202001 Jul 202015 Jul 202033.9123540.0000%
31 Mar 202001 Apr 202014 Apr 20209.4295300.0000%

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