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VINEX Vanguard International Explorer Inv

  • Fund
  • VINEX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $16.76
  • - $0.01
  • - 0.06%
  • Category
  • Foreign Small & Mid Cap Blend Equities

VINEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -1.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.3%
  • Net Assets $2.91 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 10.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.76
$14.73
$18.02

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.42%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 42.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Small & Mid Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Small/Mid Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -1.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.53%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard International Explorer Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Nov 04, 1996
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Simon H. Thomas

Fund Description

The Vanguard International Explorer Fund Investor Shares (VINEX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to aggressively grow investor capital by betting on small- and mid-cap stocks of international companies. The fund emphasizes developed markets over emerging ones and uses fundamental screens to find undervalued growth stocks. VINEX also holds a small portion of its assets in stock index futures and ETFs to manage cash flows.

With its focus on riskier small- and mid-cap international stocks, VINEX makes for a great subcore position in a diversified portfolio. The fund is managed by Schroder Investment Management North America and Wellington Management Company LLP.

VINEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VINEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.1% -9.5% 21.4% 75.38% 4
1 Yr -3.2% -9.7% 11.2% 68.18% 4
3 Yr 6.5% * -1.4% 13.9% 21.43% 1
5 Yr 5.3% * 0.2% 14.5% 34.69% 2
10 Yr 4.4% * 2.7% 7.1% 39.13% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VINEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 2.9% -16.5% 11.3% 30.51% 2
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VINEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD -1.1% -9.5% 21.4% 73.33% 4
1 Yr -3.2% -14.2% 11.2% 59.09% 3
3 Yr 6.5% * -1.6% 13.9% 19.64% 1
5 Yr 5.3% * 0.2% 14.5% 32.65% 2
10 Yr 4.4% * 2.7% 7.1% 39.13% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VINEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 2.9% -16.5% 11.3% 30.51% 2
2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

VINEX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VINEX Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 2.91 B 2.53 M 4.01 B 6.06% 1
Number of Holdings 327 2 3617 9.09% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 308 M 676 K 1.75 B 9.09% 1
Weighting of Top 10 10.4% 2.8% 100.2% 31.82% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Helvetia Holding AG 0.96%
  2. Matas A/S 0.94%
  3. Cerved Information Solutions SpA 1.26%
  4. Braas Monier Building Group SA 1.00%
  5. Rubis SCA 0.97%
  6. Anima Holding SpA 1.27%
  7. Ubisoft Entertainment 1.05%
  8. Nippon Shinyaku Co Ltd 0.98%
  9. Smurfit Kappa Group PLC 0.97%
  10. Elis SA 0.95%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
92.67% 51.77% 100.00% 30.30% 4
Cash
4.34% 0.00% 42.58% 9.09% 1
Other
3.00% 0.00% 9.74% 13.64% 2
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.52% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.76% 12.12% 2
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.48% 9.09% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Industrials
25.37% 8.53% 54.39% 9.09% 1
Consumer Cyclical
18.87% 4.90% 28.84% 18.18% 2
Financial Services
10.21% 0.00% 19.27% 21.21% 3
Basic Materials
8.31% 0.00% 11.68% 18.18% 2
Technology
7.94% 3.12% 28.58% 33.33% 5
Healthcare
7.16% 0.00% 17.29% 9.09% 2
Consumer Defense
6.56% 0.00% 15.76% 22.73% 3
Real Estate
4.69% 0.00% 10.93% 19.70% 3
Communication Services
1.39% 0.00% 3.93% 12.12% 2
Utilities
1.15% 0.00% 31.79% 18.18% 3
Energy
0.97% 0.00% 10.92% 28.79% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Non US
91.95% 48.95% 97.77% 25.76% 3
US
0.72% 0.00% 50.16% 30.30% 4

VINEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VINEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.42% 0.15% 42.98% 77.27% 1
Management Fee 0.38% 0.12% 1.25% 22.73% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.15% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

VINEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VINEX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 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.

VINEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VINEX Rank Quintile
Turnover 42.00% 8.00% 173.00% 21.54% 3

VINEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VINEX Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.4% 0.01% 2.98% 10.00% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VINEX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VINEX Category Low Category High VINEX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.53% -0.36% 2.57% 19.70% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VINEX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

VINEX - Managers

Simon H. Thomas

Manager

Start Date

Jun 09, 2010

Tenure

6.15

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Simon H. Thomas, Senior Vice President, Partner, and Equity Portfolio Manager, is the Portfolio Manager for the Hartford International Small Company Fund. Simon is a portfolio manager and leader of Wellington Management's International Small Cap portfolio team and joint manager of the firm's Global Small Cap approaches. Simon received his MBA from the University of Chicago (2002), graduating first in his class. He also holds an MA and BA in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford (1992).


Matthew Dobbs

Lead Manager

Start Date

Jan 01, 2000

Tenure

16.59

Tenure Rank

1.7%

Career Matthew Dobbs is the Head of Global and International Small Cap Equities, based in London. In addition to his responsibilities managing a number of Global and International Small Cap Equity portfolios, he is an Advisor to the Global and International Equity team and manages some specialist Pacific Equity portfolios. Matthew joined Schroders in 1981 as a UK Investment Analyst. Following a secondment with Schroders investment operation in New York, he took up responsibility as head of the group’s investment operation in Singapore in 1985. Returning to London in 1987, Matthew managed Global and Specialist Pacific Equity portfolios for UK and Asian based institutions. In 1996, he returned to Singapore as Global Regional Managing Director of Schroder Investment Management in South East Asia. Matthew returned to Schroders’ London office in 1999. Matthew’s investment career commenced upon joining Schroders in 1981. Education BA in History & Economics, Oxford University


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.3

Category High

20.8

Category Average

6.24

Category Mode

1.6