Vanguard’s exchange-traded funds offer simple, liquid, low-cost access to global investment markets.
Advantages of Vanguard ETFs
ETFs can be sensible components of broadly diversified, long-term investment portfolios. They can be used by buy-and-hold investors seeking to minimise annual charges. Due to their liquidity during business hours, they may also be used by investors wishing to maintain exposure through a restructuring or a portfolio rebalancing.
We offer both passive and active strategies, in equities and bonds.
Vanguard's active ETFs are factor-based quantitative funds. Factors such as value, momentum and size are the underlying drivers that explain the risk and performance characteristics of funds and markets. Many active fund managers use these factors either explicitly or implicitly in pursuit of outperformance.
Factor funds seek to provide targeted and consistent exposure to one or more factors. Some managers do this by tracking a custom benchmark constructed by an index provider – often called a smart beta strategy. At Vanguard, we take a different approach: we use quantitative models to select stocks that provide exposure to the factor without trying to track an index.
Targets a combination of shares with lower volatility compared with the broader market.
Targets premiums associated with low-value equities, which are shares that look inexpensive when compared with the company's fundamentals.
Factor investing - a different approach
Our experts discuss factor investing and why we've chosen an active quantitative approach.
Why use factors
Our experts explain what factor investing is and how investors are using it in portfolios.
Our comprehensive CPD course on ETFs will give you a solid grounding in exchange-traded funds.
Actively different eBook
Vanguard experts discuss the rationale for index, active and factor investing and why a low-cost approach improves the changes of investment success.
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The value of investments, and the income from them, may fall or rise and investors may get back less than they invested.
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ETFs costs, charges and distributions
ETF charges and distributions can vary and need to be understood