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VWIGX Vanguard International Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • VWIGX
  • Price as of: Aug 08, 2016
  • $21.98
  • + $0.04
  • + 0.18%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Growth Equities

VWIGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 4.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 3.8%
  • Net Assets $22.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 25.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.98
$17.89
$22.16

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.47%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 29.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.34%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.3%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard International Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Sep 30, 1981
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Kavé Sigaroudinia

Fund Description

The Vanguard International Growth Fund Investor Shares (VWIGX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that bets on a wide variety of international stocks within the growth stocks category. The fund casts a wide net in its mandate. Using fundamental analysis, VWIGX’s managers can bet on any international growth stock. This includes small-, mid- and large-caps across emerging and developed markets. The fund may also hold equity index futures and/or exchange-traded funds to manage liquidity needs.

VWIGX makes an ideal subcore position to balance out a broader international equity position. The fund is managed by Baillie Gifford Overseas, M&G Investment Management Limited and Schroder Investment Management.

VWIGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.2% -18.3% 8.7% 13.15% 1
1 Yr -2.2% -20.7% 5.8% 28.19% 2
3 Yr 3.5% * -5.5% 11.7% 34.71% 2
5 Yr 3.8% * -3.9% 14.2% 47.06% 3
10 Yr 3.9% * -1.9% 10.3% 34.08% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.0% -28.8% 8.1% 74.17% 4
2014 N/A -1.7% -1.7% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 24.0% 24.0% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 24.0% 24.0% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -8.6% -8.6% N/A N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 4.2% -18.3% 8.7% 13.11% 1
1 Yr -2.2% -20.7% 5.8% 20.08% 1
3 Yr 3.5% * -7.4% 11.7% 30.17% 2
5 Yr 3.8% * -5.0% 14.2% 41.18% 3
10 Yr 3.9% * -1.9% 10.3% 30.73% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -2.0% -28.8% 8.1% 74.17% 4
2014 N/A -1.0% -1.0% N/A N/A
2013 N/A 25.7% 25.7% N/A N/A
2012 N/A 26.4% 26.4% N/A N/A
2011 N/A -7.7% -7.7% N/A N/A

NAV & Total Return History

VWIGX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 22.1 B 374 K 23.3 B 0.77% 1
Number of Holdings 172 25 1224 5.79% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 5.3 B 473 K 5.76 B 0.77% 1
Weighting of Top 10 25.2% 9.4% 46.9% 13.13% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Baidu Inc ADR 3.44%
  2. Tencent Holdings Ltd 3.86%
  3. SoftBank Group Corp 1.74%
  4. Aia 3.46%
  5. Amazon.com Inc 2.54%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 2.84%
  7. Inditex 2.81%
  8. SMC Corp 1.50%
  9. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 1.50%
  10. Atlas Copco AB A 1.50%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
95.34% 75.47% 101.92% 17.76% 3
Other
3.33% -1.56% 6.39% 1.54% 1
Cash
1.33% -2.12% 24.53% 21.62% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.39% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.66% 2.70% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.87% 2.70% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Consumer Cyclical
19.94% 2.31% 31.36% 2.70% 1
Technology
16.81% 0.00% 33.20% 8.88% 2
Financial Services
15.15% 0.00% 26.26% 12.36% 2
Industrials
10.58% 0.00% 25.47% 20.08% 3
Healthcare
9.22% 0.00% 32.99% 21.24% 4
Consumer Defense
7.24% 4.76% 43.48% 28.19% 5
Basic Materials
4.69% 0.00% 20.04% 18.15% 3
Communication Services
3.17% 0.00% 11.61% 12.36% 3
Energy
2.12% 0.00% 11.14% 18.15% 3
Real Estate
0.13% 0.00% 9.37% 18.53% 4
Utilities
0.01% 0.00% 5.51% 13.51% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Non US
89.65% 4.97% 100.55% 19.31% 3
US
5.69% 0.00% 89.34% 11.97% 2

VWIGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.47% 0.21% 15.79% 52.71% 1
Management Fee 0.43% 0.00% 1.50% 13.13% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.35% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWIGX 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

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWIGX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWIGX Rank Quintile
Turnover 29.00% 3.00% 414.00% 19.31% 2

VWIGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.3% 0.00% 1.94% 12.32% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.34% -1.27% 2.45% 8.14% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VWIGX - Managers

Kavé Sigaroudinia

Manager

Start Date

May 03, 2013

Tenure

3.25

Tenure Rank

11.3%

Kavé Sigaroudinia is born in 1975. Graduated MA Economics from Edinburgh University in 1998 and joined Baillie Gifford in 1999. He has worked as an Investment Manager in the European and UK investment teams and now works full time conducting research for international equity portfolios. Education: M.A., University of Edinburgh.


Simon Webber

Manager

Start Date

Dec 28, 2009

Tenure

6.59

Tenure Rank

6.4%

Simon Webber, CFA, Fund Manager and Global Sector Specialist of Schroders’ Global and International Equities. He has co-managed since 2009. Simon's investment career commenced in 1999, when he joined Schroders. He initially worked with the Global Technology Team as a research analyst before joining the US fund management desk. He has jointly managed a portion of the Portfolio with Ms. Maisonneuve since 2009 He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester.


James K. Anderson

Manager

Start Date

Feb 06, 2003

Tenure

13.49

Tenure Rank

2.0%

James graduated BA in History from Oxford University and after postgraduate study in Italy and Canada he gained an MA in International Affairs in 1982. He is a Trustee of the Johns Hopkins University. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1983 and became a Partner in 1987. He headed our European Equity team until 2003 when he founded our Long Term Global Growth strategy. He has Chaired the EAFE Alpha Portfolio Group since its inception in 2003 and has been the Manager and then Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust since 2000. In 2015 James became the Chair of our newly formed Equity Improvement Group. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the government sponsored Kay Review and as Chair of the subsequent industry working group that set up the UK Investor Forum.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

31.6

Category Average

5.43

Category Mode

1.6