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VHGEX Vanguard Global Equity Inv

  • Fund
  • VHGEX
  • Price as of: Mar 28, 2017
  • $26.70
  • + $0.15
  • + 0.57%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

VHGEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.8%
  • Net Assets $4.71 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 10.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.70
$22.48
$26.74

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.51%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 45.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Global Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.61%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Global Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Aug 14, 1995
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager William J. Arah

Fund Description

The Vanguard Global Equity Fund Investor Shares (VHGEX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to grow investor capital. The fund is diversified across domestic and international equities, emerging and developed markets, and market capitalizations. Stock concentrations are kept to a minimum and the fund is broadly diversified across sectors. VHGEX will use fundamental analysis to find undervalued growth stocks.

Given its low costs and broad stock diversification, VHGEX makes for an ideal core equity choice. The fund is managed by Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd., Marathon Asset Management LLP and Acadian Asset Management LLC.

VHGEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.6% -30.4% 18.1% 32.98% 2
1 Yr 21.4% -32.1% 45.6% 25.98% 2
3 Yr 4.9% * -10.7% 20.2% 25.85% 2
5 Yr 9.8% * -5.8% 20.7% 21.09% 2
10 Yr 4.0% * -2.5% 15.4% 57.03% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.0% -73.5% 33.8% 28.62% 2
2015 -1.9% -27.7% 17.2% 25.73% 2
2014 2.7% -40.2% 27.0% 15.70% 1
2013 25.7% -23.4% 52.0% 29.98% 2
2012 17.3% -33.0% 30.2% 28.61% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.6% -30.4% 18.1% 33.01% 2
1 Yr 21.4% -38.6% 185.9% 22.25% 2
3 Yr 4.9% * -11.8% 35.8% 22.56% 2
5 Yr 9.8% * -6.3% 20.7% 20.03% 1
10 Yr 4.0% * -2.6% 16.9% 55.19% 3

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 5.0% -73.5% 33.8% 33.60% 2
2015 -0.3% -25.3% 23.7% 39.48% 3
2014 4.5% -13.6% 47.6% 32.96% 2
2013 29.4% -4.2% 170.1% 48.88% 3
2012 21.5% -23.9% 350.8% 43.36% 3

NAV & Total Return History

VHGEX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 4.71 B 9.87 K 85.4 B 1.51% 1
Number of Holdings 1182 1 7653 0.66% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 466 M -5.79 M 16.5 B 3.97% 1
Weighting of Top 10 10.5% 0.0% 101.5% 29.96% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 1.01%
  2. Naspers Ltd Class N 0.92%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 1.38%
  4. Procter & Gamble Co 1.06%
  5. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 1.02%
  6. Coca-Cola Co 1.01%
  7. Alphabet Inc C 1.00%
  8. Prudential PLC 1.13%
  9. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 0.97%
  10. Microsoft Corp 0.94%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.00% 0.00% 132.91% 18.43% 4
Cash
3.68% -35.60% 102.01% 10.59% 2
Other
2.28% -2.49% 40.46% 6.52% 2
Bonds
0.04% -0.06% 90.19% 6.05% 2
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.53% 4.35% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 29.51% 1.61% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
20.29% 0.00% 41.63% 6.53% 1
Technology
16.94% 0.00% 79.95% 9.08% 2
Consumer Cyclical
12.06% 0.00% 50.90% 13.62% 3
Industrials
11.94% 0.00% 64.23% 12.30% 2
Healthcare
9.28% 0.00% 48.64% 17.88% 4
Consumer Defense
8.90% 0.00% 54.29% 11.83% 2
Basic Materials
5.20% 0.00% 37.59% 9.74% 2
Energy
4.66% 0.00% 48.37% 15.42% 3
Communication Services
2.01% -1.23% 77.08% 18.45% 4
Real Estate
1.57% 0.00% 94.76% 13.53% 3
Utilities
1.12% 0.00% 81.08% 13.91% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
US
49.05% 0.00% 126.77% 17.30% 3
Non US
44.95% 0.00% 99.70% 15.12% 3

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
3.72% -35.60% 102.01% 10.41% 2
Derivative
0.00% -13.37% 32.77% 1.70% 1
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 22.97% 1.51% 1
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 55.05% 7.28% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 3.15% 1.32% 1
Government
0.00% -12.70% 54.60% 3.97% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
US
0.04% -0.06% 49.60% 5.95% 2
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 70.12% 3.12% 1

VHGEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.51% 0.00% 323.68% 28.17% 1
Management Fee 0.48% 0.00% 1.95% 5.10% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VHGEX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VHGEX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VHGEX Rank Quintile
Turnover 45.00% 0.00% 2311.00% 11.29% 3

VHGEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.00% 2.38% 17.92% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.61% -2.05% 6.75% 13.42% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

VHGEX - Managers

William J. Arah

Manager

Start Date

Aug 14, 1995

Tenure

21.56

Tenure Rank

0.2%

Director of Marathon-London. He has worked in investment management since 1982; has managed assets at Marathon-London since 1987. Education: M.A., Oxford University.


Neil M. Ostrer

Manager

Start Date

Aug 14, 1995

Tenure

21.56

Tenure Rank

0.2%

Director of Marathon-London. He has worked in investment management and has managed assets since 1981; has been with Marathon-London since 1986. Education: M.A., Cambridge University.


Spencer Adair

Manager

Start Date

Apr 11, 2008

Tenure

8.89

Tenure Rank

2.8%

Spencer graduated BSc in Medicine from the University of St Andrews in 1997, followed by two years of clinical training in Edinburgh. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and spent time working in the Fixed Income, Japanese, European and UK teams, before becoming an Investment Manager for the Global Alpha portfolio. He became a Partner in 2013.


Malcolm MacColl

Manager

Start Date

Apr 11, 2008

Tenure

8.89

Tenure Rank

2.8%

Malcolm graduated MA in Economics and History in 1998 and MLitt in Economics, Politics and Management in 1999 both from the University of St Andrews. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and has spent time working in the UK Small Cap Team and North American Team. He has been a Global Alpha Investment Manager since the product’s inception and became a Partner in 2011. Malcolm is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).


Charles Plowden

Manager

Start Date

Apr 11, 2008

Tenure

8.89

Tenure Rank

2.8%

Charles graduated BA in Modern History from Oxford University in 1983 and joined Baillie Gifford the same year, becoming a Partner in 1988. He was an Investment Manager in the UK equity team for over 20 years notably developing Baillie Gifford’s specialist UK capabilities, and was latterly head of the team. Since its inception in 2005, Charles has headed up the Global Alpha strategy which is currently his sole portfolio management role. He became Joint Senior Partner with overall responsibility for the investment departments in 2006.


John R. Chisholm

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 2004

Tenure

12.17

Tenure Rank

1.4%

John joined Acadian in July 1987. He is our Chief Investment Officer and oversees Acadian’s investment process and investment team. He continues to actively manage Acadian portfolios and direct research to enhance our approach, as he has since 1987. Earlier in his career, John served as systems engineer at Draper Laboratories and as an analyst for the International Asset Management Department at the State Street Bank and Trust Company (now SSgA). A CFA charterholder, he is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. Education: B.S., Engineering, MIT; M.S., Management, MIT.


Brendan O. Bradley

Manager

Start Date

Jan 28, 2016

Tenure

1.09

Tenure Rank

10.2%

Brendan O. Bradley, Ph.D., is Director of Portfolio Management at Acadian. Brendan joined Asset Management LLC in September 2004 as a senior member of the Research and Portfolio Management Team. In 2010, he was appointed Director of Acadian’s Managed Volatility Strategies, and in 2013 became Director, Portfolio Management overseeing portfolio management policy. Mr. Bradley is a member of the Acadian Executive and Operating Committees. Prior to Acadian, Brendan was a vice president at Upstream Technologies, where he designed and implemented investment management systems and strategies. His professional background also includes work as a research analyst and consultant at Samuelson Portfolio Strategies. He earned a B.A. in Physics from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Boston University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

34.5

Category Average

5.79

Category Mode

2.2