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VWIGX Vanguard International Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • VWIGX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $28.52 + $0.37 + 1.31%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Growth Equities

VWIGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 14.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 4.2%
  • Net Assets $37.4 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$28.52
$23.91
$32.60

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.45%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 16.00%

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 14.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.25%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • 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 James K. Anderson

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 (%)
YTD 14.5% -10.9% 20.5% 21.00%
1 Yr -10.0% -24.6% 1.7% 49.50%
3 Yr 11.7%* -8.9% 18.0% 6.12%
5 Yr 4.2%* -14.0% 11.7% 12.44%
10 Yr 8.2%* -2.3% 10.5% 10.61%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -17.1% -32.2% -6.8% 46.00%
2017 41.8% 3.1% 50.9% 5.50%
2016 0.4% -12.2% 11.1% 15.31%
2015 -2.0% -28.8% 8.1% 72.45%
2014 -7.7% -23.5% 4.9% 70.53%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 14.5% -10.9% 20.5% 21.00%
1 Yr -10.0% -24.6% 8.2% 61.00%
3 Yr 11.7%* -8.9% 18.8% 6.63%
5 Yr 4.2%* -14.0% 13.3% 29.53%
10 Yr 8.2%* -2.3% 14.7% 38.64%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -17.1% -32.2% -5.8% 58.50%
2017 41.8% 3.1% 53.4% 6.50%
2016 0.4% -12.2% 13.4% 18.37%
2015 -2.0% -28.8% 11.4% 80.61%
2014 -7.7% -12.5% 14.7% 83.68%

NAV & Total Return History

VWIGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank
Net Assets 37.4 B 19.2 M 37.4 B 0.50%
Number of Holdings 126 34 1227 17.50%
Net Assets in Top 10 11.6 B 4.73 M 11.6 B 0.50%
Weighting of Top 10 31.21% 8.3% 65.3% 37.00%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Tencent Holdings Ltd 5.34%

  2. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 4.55%

  3. ASML Holding NV 3.48%

  4. AIA Group Ltd 3.30%

  5. Amazon.com Inc 3.14%

  6. Illumina Inc 2.56%

  7. Baidu Inc ADR 2.29%

  8. Kering SA 2.00%

  9. Tesla Inc 1.97%

  10. Industria De Diseno Textil SA 1.69%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VWIGX % Rank
Stocks
94.58% 55.14% 99.99% 86.50%
Cash
5.03% -2.73% 13.73% 16.50%
Other
0.39% 0.00% 4.27% 16.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.92% 43.50%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.00%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 43.89% 37.00%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWIGX % Rank
Consumer Cyclical
26.83% 0.00% 26.83% 0.50%
Technology
19.53% 0.00% 27.00% 43.50%
Financial Services
13.92% 0.00% 31.07% 50.50%
Industrials
10.37% 1.79% 23.60% 78.50%
Healthcare
9.32% 0.00% 20.06% 73.00%
Consumer Defense
8.67% 4.58% 33.33% 81.00%
Basic Materials
2.58% 0.00% 14.27% 71.50%
Communication Services
1.59% 0.00% 9.84% 46.00%
Energy
1.34% 0.00% 9.00% 62.50%
Real Estate
0.01% 0.00% 5.12% 43.00%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 10.18% 65.50%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWIGX % Rank
Non US
83.84% 11.58% 98.96% 76.00%
US
10.74% 0.76% 86.60% 27.00%

VWIGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.45% 0.01% 3.52% 97.50%
Management Fee 0.42% 0.00% 1.50% 7.50%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.35% N/A

Sales Fees

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

Trading Fees

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

VWIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 16.00% 4.00% 207.22% 14.00%

VWIGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High VWIGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.80% 16.50%

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
Net Income Ratio 1.25% -1.21% 2.30% 17.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VWIGX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

VWIGX - Managers

James K. Anderson

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 06, 2003

16.24

16.2%

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.


Simon Webber

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 28, 2009

9.34

9.3%

Simon Webber is a Portfolio Manager at Schroders, which involves constructing multi-regional portfolios on the Global & International Equities team and building on the work of our team of global sector specialists. He joined Schroders in 1999 and is based in London. Simon was an analyst at Schroders from 1999 to 2007, on the US and Global Equity teams which involved researching and modelling stocks across a range of sectors including telecom, technology, utility, consumer, and industrial industries.


Thomas Coutts

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2016

2.35

2.4%

Thomas Coutts, Partner of Baillie Gifford & Co., which is the 100% owner of Baillie Gifford. He has worked in investment management with Baillie Gifford since 1999, has managed investment portfolios since 2001, and has co-managed a portion of the Portfolio since December 2016. Education: B.A., Trinity College, Oxford.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.16

Category High

24.6

Category Average

7.07

Category Mode

6.17