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VHGEX Vanguard Global Equity Inv

  • Fund
  • VHGEX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $29.56 + $0.27 + 0.92%
  • Category
  • Global Equities

VHGEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 12.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • Net Assets $6.45 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$29.56
$25.01
$32.98

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.48%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 40.00%

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 Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 12.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.34%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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 Neil M. Ostrer

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 (%)
YTD 12.7% -24.9% 27.3% 43.94%
1 Yr -7.5% -71.8% 9.0% 52.96%
3 Yr 8.3%* -31.6% 24.3% 15.49%
5 Yr 4.2%* -22.2% 14.3% 15.41%
10 Yr 9.3%* -9.8% 14.0% 19.59%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.2% -73.8% -0.3% 49.35%
2017 26.1% -19.8% 49.8% 15.18%
2016 5.0% -73.5% 24.7% 32.94%
2015 -1.9% -27.7% 17.2% 28.74%
2014 2.7% -40.2% 18.4% 18.14%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 12.7% -24.9% 27.3% 43.94%
1 Yr -7.5% -71.8% 13.8% 63.66%
3 Yr 8.3%* -31.4% 24.3% 39.50%
5 Yr 4.2%* -22.2% 17.8% 42.30%
10 Yr 9.3%* -9.8% 15.6% 46.31%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.2% -73.8% 1.8% 63.70%
2017 26.1% -10.3% 53.2% 29.70%
2016 5.0% -21.0% 26.9% 48.82%
2015 -1.9% -26.7% 18.6% 48.29%
2014 2.7% -23.9% 18.4% 41.55%

NAV & Total Return History

VHGEX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Net Assets 6.45 B 4.87 M 97.7 B 10.68%
Number of Holdings 568 2 8051 5.15%
Net Assets in Top 10 894 M 595 K 17.1 B 16.37%
Weighting of Top 10 14.26% 7.1% 166.4% 91.37%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 1.86%

  2. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.78%

  3. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.47%

  4. Anthem Inc 1.33%

  5. Prudential PLC 1.20%

  6. Johnson & Johnson 1.14%

  7. AIA Group Ltd 1.07%

  8. Waters Corp 0.97%

  9. Facebook Inc A 0.97%

  10. Mastercard Inc A 0.96%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
Stocks
94.02% 0.00% 105.59% 73.20%
Cash
5.44% -0.45% 49.39% 21.52%
Other
0.55% -1.69% 25.01% 13.27%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 9.00% 43.81%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 25.21% 39.69%
Bonds
0.00% -13.91% 99.46% 40.34%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
Financial Services
24.71% 0.00% 41.91% 5.43%
Technology
17.21% 0.00% 73.44% 49.35%
Consumer Cyclical
13.46% 0.00% 57.09% 32.30%
Industrials
11.42% 0.00% 80.34% 41.21%
Healthcare
9.35% 0.00% 26.87% 66.80%
Consumer Defense
8.70% -0.72% 40.44% 37.08%
Basic Materials
5.19% 0.00% 33.77% 33.98%
Energy
2.29% 0.00% 52.81% 67.96%
Real Estate
0.79% -0.30% 97.30% 60.21%
Communication Services
0.70% 0.00% 42.19% 75.32%
Utilities
0.07% 0.00% 89.43% 62.14%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
Non US
47.53% 0.00% 99.77% 38.40%
US
46.49% 0.00% 96.55% 63.14%

VHGEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.48% 0.01% 164.00% 94.85%
Management Fee 0.45% 0.00% 1.50% 15.19%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.08% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.08% 2.00% 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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 40.00% 0.00% 1856.00% 46.77%

VHGEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.76% 29.73%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.34% -1.68% 6.88% 30.28%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VHGEX - Managers

Neil M. Ostrer

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 14, 1995

23.73

23.7%

Neil M. Ostrer is Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Marathon Asset Management LLP since 1986. Neil has been served as Director of Marathon-London. He has worked in investment management and has managed assets since 1981 and has been with Marathon-London since 1986. Education: M.A., Cambridge University.


William J. Arah

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 14, 1995

23.73

23.7%

William J. Arah is Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Marathon Asset Management LLP Since 1987. He has been Director of Marathon-London. He has worked in investment management since 1982 and has managed assets at Marathon-London since 1987. Education: M.A., Oxford University.


Spencer Adair

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.06

11.1%

Spencer is a portfolio manager. 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

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.06

11.1%

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

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.06

11.1%

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.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

36.68

Category Average

6.69

Category Mode

6.95