The best information technology ETFs

How to invest in the IT sector using ETFs

With sector ETFs, you invest in a specific part of the economy, for example in the information technology sector. The most widely used standard in the financial industry for dividing the economy into sectors is the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The major index providers MSCI and S&P use this standard consisting of 11 sectors and 68 assigned industries.

For the classification of listed companies in each sector, the index providers analyse in which business segment companies are generating the majority of their sales and profits. Additionally, the positioning and public perception of a company are also taken into account.
0.25% p.a. - 0.35% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of information technology ETFs
on the IT sector, which are tracked by ETFs
on the IT sector
 
The best indices for information technology ETFs

How do I invest in the information technology sector?

An industry or sector index consists of all the companies of a certain sector starting from a parent index. For example, the MSCI World Information Technology index tracks all companies from the IT sector that are included in the MSCI World. A global information technology ETF thus gives you the opportunity to invest in the largest IT companies worldwide.

Sector ETFs of this type should not be mixed up with thematic ETFs. Thematic ETFs track a non-standardised industry group and a specific investment theme. We provide you with an overview of the available thematic ETFs here.
 
justETF tip: You can find out more about sector ETFs in our articles Investing in different sectors via ETFs and What sort of sector ETFs are available?.
 

Which companies are included in IT ETFs?

Companies in the information technology sector are active as manufacturers or distributors of hardware and software. The business sectors of software, data services, IT services, semiconductors, technologically sophisticated hardware, mobile phones, computers and accessories are included. Manufacturers of computer games, on the other hand, are assigned to the communications services sector. Thematic ETFs are available for several sub-sectors of the information technology sector. For example, cloud technology ETFs, cybersecurity ETFs or digitalisation ETFs track specific topics from the information technology sector.

In this investment guide, you will find all ETFs that allow you to invest globally in companies from the IT sector. For a performance comparison of the various ETF sectors, please have a look at our market overview.

MSCI World Information Technology performance

1 month: 3.30%
1 year: 39.97%
3 years: 142.27%
5 years: 243.48%
 

Information Technology ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance
In the table below we have listed the currently available information technology ETFs. Via the "Properties" and "Performance" tabs, you can find detailed information on these ETFs and sort them according to your desired criterion. More information about the different criteria when choosing an ETF can be found in our article on ETF selection.
 
ETF
ISIN
Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Inception date Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers MSCI World Information Technology UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HT60 2,230 0.25% p.a. 09.03.16 Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor MSCI World Information Technology TR UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)LU0533033667 1,043 0.30% p.a. 16.08.10 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
iShares MSCI World Information Technology Sector UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BJ5JNY98 145 0.25% p.a. 16.10.19 Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi Smart Factory UCITS ETF - EUR (C)LU2037749822 74 0.35% p.a. 01.10.19 Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
ETF
ISIN
1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
5 years
in %
Xtrackers MSCI World Information Technology UCITS ETF 1CIE00BM67HT60 5.17% 7.63% 27.66% 40.90% 145.91% 240.83%
Lyxor MSCI World Information Technology TR UCITS ETF - Acc (EUR)LU0533033667 5.50% 8.37% 29.19% 41.75% 145.64% 240.21%
iShares MSCI World Information Technology Sector UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00BJ5JNY98 5.22% 7.65% 27.59% 40.86% - -
Amundi Smart Factory UCITS ETF - EUR (C)LU2037749822 -0.85% 1.90% 15.89% 21.47% - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 30.11.21