About the VAF ETF
The Vanguard VAF ETF provides investors with a diverse exposure to more than 700 bonds. The multi-sector VAF ETF fund has more than 90% invested in government and related bonds and a small exposure to corporate bonds. The fund offers investors quarterly distributions. The VAF ETF positions itself as being low cost while also the providing some protection against capital volatility. VAF ETF, which was established in 2012, seeks to track the return of the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.
VAF ETF Performance Review
Data Current To: 31/12/2023
Our review of VAF ETF
A multi sector fund with approximately 90% invested in government and related bonds and a small exposure to corporate bonds
What we like about the VAF ETF
Diverse exposure to more than 700 bonds
Low risk portfolio with a high weighted average credit rating of AA+
Things to be aware of about the VAF ETF
Top ten issuers account for more than 80% of investments in the fund, but this is mitigated by the very high quality portfolio
VAF ETF Investment Strategy
Vanguard Australian Fixed Interest Index Fund seeks to track the return of the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.
VAF ETF Share Price
What does the VAF ETF Invest In?
VAF is a Multi Sector ETF.
The VAF ETF invests in securities issued by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, Australian State Government authorities and treasury corporations, investment-grade corporate issuers, as well as overseas entities that issue debt in Australian dollars. The Treasury sector accounts for 55% of exposure in the VAF ETF as at 31 December 2022. VAF's low risk portfolio has a high weighted average credit rating of AA+.
VAF ETF Credit Quality
The average credit quality of the VAF ETF is AA+.
A detailed breakdown of the credit quality is expressed below.
VAF Frequently Asked Questions
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VAF ETF News
- Seven ETFs Where FUM Exceeds $1 billion (January 24th, 2024)
- Vanguard Reduces Fees On Four Fixed Interest Funds (October 5th, 2021)
About The Issuer Of The VAF ETF: Vanguard
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