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Vanguard adds emerging markets government bond ucits exchange traded fund to its low-cost fixed income ETF range

New ETF offers the lowest-cost route to accessing emerging market government debt, with an Ongoing Charge Figure of just 0.25%..


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Andreas Zingg, Head of ETF Distribution Management, Europe


Vanguard today expanded its Exchange Traded Fund range with the launch of the Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF on both the London Stock Exchange and SIX SWISS Exchange .

The new, Irish-domiciled ETF offers regional exposure to investment grade US dollar denominated debt issued by governments in the emerging markets.

The Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF carries an OCF of just 0.25% making it the most competitively priced ETF in its peer group (Source: Bloomberg, as at 25th November 2016).

It will track the Bloomberg Barclays USD Emerging Markets Sovereign and Quasi Sovereign Index. For Swiss investors both CHF (VDET, Swiss valor 30359019) and USD (VDET, Swiss valor 30359019) trading lines are available.

Fund Name : Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF

ISIN-Code: IE00BZ163L38

SIX Trading Symbol (CHF) : VDET

SIX Trading Symbol (USD): VDET

LSE Trading Symbol (GBP): VEMT

LSE Trading Symbol (USD): VDET

Andreas Zingg, Head of ETF Distribution Management, Europe commented: “Following the US election and increased speculation on the possibility of a US rate hike, emerging market bonds have been in the headlines. In our view, investors should continue to keep a long-term perspective. As part of a balanced portfolio, bonds provide an important source of diversification, helping to stabilise returns over the long term. Investors can maximise this effect by also diversifying within their fixed income allocations.

“Today’s Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF launch is intended to help them do exactly that, providing another important building block for investors looking to build high-quality, broadly-diversified portfolios at a low-cost.”

Source: ETFWorld.co.uk

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