Vanguard VIF ETF (ASX:VIF)

Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index (Hedged) ETF

About the VIF ETF

Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index (Hedged) ETF VIF invests in the Vanguard International Fixed Interest Index Fund and tracks the Bloomberg Global Treasury Scaled Index hedged into Australian dollars.

The ETF provides low-cost exposure to high-quality, income-generating securities issued by governments from around the world. The ETF is hedged to Australian dollars so the value of the ETF is relatively unaffected by currency fluctuations.

VIF ETF pays monthly distributions, has been trading since 2015 and has total size of $608 million.

VIF ETF Performance Review

1
Year

-0.42

3
Year

3.79

5
Year

2.41

Since
Inception

3.48

Running
Yield

1.34

Yield To
Maturity

0.55

Data Current To: 31/08/2021

Our review of VIF ETF

Global, government bond portfolio

Low risk, investment grade with a weighted average credit rating of AA- as at 31 August 2021

The ETF invests in fixed rate bonds and is exposed to interest rate risk

What we like about the VIF ETF

Hedged to AUD

Things to be aware of about the VIF ETF

Very low yield to maturity of 0.55% as at 31 August 2021

VIF ETF Investment Strategy

The ETF provides low-cost exposure to high-quality, income-generating securities issued by governments from around the world. The ETF invests in fixed income securities that generally range in credit quality from BBB- to AAA as rated by Standard & Poor’s or equivalent ratings agency.

VIF ETF Share Price

What does the VIF ETF Invest In?

VIF is a Government Bond ETF.

The ETF invests in fixed income securities that generally range in credit quality from BBB- to AAA as rated by Standard & Poor’s or equivalent ratings agency.

At the end of August 2021 VIF ETF had more than 1,400 different securities by 64 different issuers with a weighted average coupon rate of 1.6%. The average credit quality of investments was AA-.

VIF ETF Credit Quality

The average credit quality of the VIF ETF is AA-.

A detailed breakdown of the credit quality is expressed below.

VIF Frequently Asked Questions

What index does the VIF ETF aim to replicate?

The VIF ETF aims to replicate the Bloomberg Global Treasury Scaled Index Hedged Into Australian Dollars.

How often does VIF ETF pay distributions?

The distribution frequency of VIF is Quarterly.

When did the VIF ETF start?

The inception date of the VIF ETF was 04/12/2015.

What are the net assets of the VIF ETF?

VIF has net assets of $608m (AUD) as of 31/08/2021.

What are the number of holdings in the VIF ETF?

Total number of holdings in VIF is 1426 as of 31/08/2021.

What are the management fees for the VIF ETF?

The annual management fees for the VIF ETF are 0.20% p.a. Learn more about ETF fees in this article.

How can I invest in the VIF ETF?

VIF is an Exchange Traded Fund, and units may be bought or sold on the ASX like shares. Learn how to buy and sell ETFs in this article.

Does the VIF ETF have a minimum investment amount?

No, there is no minimum to invest in the Vanguard VIF ETF. Exchange Traded Funds in general do not have a minimum investment amount required by the issuer. However, if you choose to invest through a broker, they may choose to set their own minimum investment amount.

Are there any performance fees associated with the VIF ETF?

No, VIF has no performance fee. This is one of the advantages of Exchange Traded Funds, as they are traded like shares, you’ll generally only pay a commission to buy or sell units and an ongoing management fee.

About The Issuer Of The VIF ETF: Vanguard

Vanguard Investments was founded in 1975 and manages AUD$8.7 trillion in assets globally, and is entirely client-owned.

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