VHGEX: Vanguard Global Equity Inv

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VHGEX Vanguard Global Equity Inv

  • Fund
  • VHGEX
  • Price as of: Dec 06, 2019
  • $32.77
    + $0.26 + 0.80%

Profile

VHGEX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 24.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.9%
  • Net Assets $6.87 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 13.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$32.77
$25.01
$32.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.48%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 49.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $3,000
  • IRA $3,000

Fund Classification

  • Primary Caregory
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style World Large Stock

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 24.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.35%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.3%
  • 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.


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Performance

VHGEX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.9% -9.3% 41.4% 38.49%
1 Yr 11.5% -68.5% 224.6% 57.37%
3 Yr 8.8%* -40.6% 50.2% 34.91%
5 Yr 5.9%* -27.4% 20.5% 27.78%
10 Yr 7.6%* -9.1% 14.9% 31.64%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.2% -73.8% 141.8% 57.53%
2017 26.1% -76.0% 54.2% 15.30%
2016 5.0% -12.7% 13.9% 21.89%
2015 -1.9% -36.4% 17.2% 32.39%
2014 2.7% -28.9% 18.4% 16.72%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.9% -9.3% 41.4% 38.49%
1 Yr 11.5% -68.5% 224.6% 64.34%
3 Yr 8.8%* -31.2% 50.2% 50.68%
5 Yr 5.9%* -22.1% 20.5% 46.94%
10 Yr 7.6%* -9.1% 14.9% 52.73%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VHGEX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.2% -73.8% 140.6% 69.48%
2017 26.1% 1.5% 54.2% 29.91%
2016 5.0% -10.6% 17.1% 34.83%
2015 -1.9% -36.4% 18.6% 57.18%
2014 2.7% -11.6% 18.4% 53.19%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VHGEX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Net Assets 6.87 B 218 K 99.7 B 12.38%
Number of Holdings 582 19 8179 10.44%
Net Assets in Top 10 867 M 236 K 18.3 B 14.70%
Weighting of Top 10 13.25% 7.1% 76.0% 94.97%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Amazon.com Inc 1.86%
  2. Alphabet Inc Class C 1.53%
  3. Prudential PLC 1.47%
  4. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.38%
  5. Anthem Inc 1.26%
  6. Mastercard Inc A 1.21%
  7. Moody's Corporation 1.20%
  8. Facebook Inc A 1.18%
  9. Naspers Ltd Class N 1.12%
  10. Wells Fargo & Co 1.06%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
Stocks
95.43% 29.09% 100.27% 72.15%
Cash
4.58% -4.56% 70.91% 20.89%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.71% 35.98%
Other
0.00% -0.77% 8.94% 38.49%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.06% 35.40%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 16.94% 39.26%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
Financial Services
24.92% 1.00% 31.49% 5.80%
Technology
17.70% 2.80% 52.78% 55.71%
Consumer Cyclical
12.51% 0.00% 36.08% 40.04%
Industrials
11.65% 0.00% 25.28% 25.73%
Healthcare
10.93% 0.00% 27.15% 70.41%
Consumer Defense
8.00% 0.00% 27.09% 50.48%
Basic Materials
5.20% 0.00% 11.67% 15.28%
Energy
2.61% 0.00% 12.49% 58.99%
Real Estate
1.06% 0.00% 12.47% 58.03%
Communication Services
0.73% 0.00% 33.97% 80.85%
Utilities
0.06% 0.00% 12.97% 64.02%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VHGEX % Rank
US
49.24% 9.32% 76.88% 77.76%
Non US
46.19% 0.06% 85.33% 25.73%

Expenses

VHGEX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.48% 0.08% 44.68% 97.82%
Management Fee 0.45% 0.06% 1.75% 12.96%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.30% N/A

Sales Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

VHGEX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A

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 49.00% 4.00% 995.00% 65.56%

Distributions

VHGEX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.27% 0.00% 72.26% 14.51%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VHGEX Category Low Category High VHGEX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.35% -2.05% 6.32% 4.76%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VHGEX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Neil M. Ostrer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 14, 1995

24.31

24.3%

Neil Ostrer is a co-founder of Marathon Asset Management LLP and has been a Portfolio Manager of Marathon’s European assets since inception of the firm in 1986. Neil is also a member of the firm’s decision making body, the Executive Committee. He has worked in the investment management industry since 1981 and holds an M.A. from Cambridge University.

William J. Arah


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 14, 1995

24.31

24.3%

William Arah is a co-founder of Marathon Asset Management LLP and has been a Portfolio Manager for Japanese assets since 1987. William is also a member of the firm’s decision making body, the Executive Committee. He has worked in the investment management industry since 1982 and holds an M.A. from Oxford University.

Spencer Adair


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.64

11.6%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.64

11.6%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 11, 2008

11.64

11.6%

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 Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.16 28.93 6.66 0.59