Vanguard Developed Markets ETF | VEA

Medium RiskEquity
Vanguard Developed Markets ETF
Issued by:Vanguard
Exchange : AMEX
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Minimum investment: 2 units
Vanguard Developed Markets ETF | VEA

Vanguard Developed Markets ETF | VEA


Vanguard Developed Markets ETF (VEA) invests in a diversified group of stocks of large-, mid-, and small-cap companies located in Canada and the major markets of Europe and the Pacific region and is managed by Vanguard that has a total AUM of $5.1T.

VEA is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA in July 2007. The fund holds 3,899 securities.

About the Fund Manager:
Founded in 1975, Vanguard is the second largest asset manager in the world managing $5.1T. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock's iShares.

Investment Strategy:
It tracks the investment performance of the FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index. It matches the performance of a diversified group of stocks located in Canada and the major markets of Europe and the Pacific region.

VEA has invested in Financials (20%), Industrials (14%), Consumer Cyclical (12%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (10%) and Healthcare (12%).

Top Geographical allocation of VEA is Japan (22%), United Kingdom (13%), Canada (8%), France (8%) and Germany (8%).

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Its top holdings include Nestle SA, Samsung Electronics Company Ltd., HSBC Holdings PLC, Novartis AG and Toyota Motor Corp. The fund's top-10 holdings account for about 8% of the fund's portfolio.

According to, "VEA is a core holding of many long-term portfolios, and can also be used as an efficient tool for overweighting ex-U.S. developed markets."

Additional Information:
1. Fund Factsheet
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3. The 5 Largest Developed Market ETFs (EFA, VEA)
4. 3 Ultra-Cheap ETFs to Buy for the Best Developed Markets Stocks

How did we identify this ETF:
A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs is screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R-Squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the in-house research/quant analysts team. The fund's expense ratio is among the segment's lowest and its basket is easy to access, especially at the retail level, where bid/ask spreads are tight leading to the selection for Developed Markets segment. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far.


PerformanceYTD actual1Y p.a3Y p.a5Y p.a10Y p.a
Vanguard Developed Markets ETF12.07%29%11.76%10.14%8.35%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock non-US98.83%
Stock US0.91%

VEA Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
Samsung Electro..1.63%
Nestle SA1.41%
ASML Holding NV1.10%
Roche Holding A..1.04%
Toyota Motor Co..0.84%
LVMH Moet Henne..0.82%
Novartis AG0.77%
AIA Group Ltd.0.66%
SAP SE0.64%
AstraZeneca plc0.61%

VEA Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services17.26%
Consumer Cyclicals10.81%
Consumer Defensive8.40%
Basic Materials8.35%
Communication Services5.40%
Real Estate4.04%

VEA Countries

Countryi% of market value
Europe Developed41.06%
United Kingdom11.88%
North America9.93%
Asia Developed8.50%
Africa/Middle East0.56%
Europe Emerging0.34%
Asia Emerging0.25%
Latin America0.14%

Returns Calculator

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at 5.39% / annum
$in 10 years
for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 5.39% per annum
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VEA Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol VEA
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US9219438580
Cat. Benchmark MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Foreign Large Blend
Country US

VEA Key Metrics

Net Expense Ratio 0.05i
Beta 1.04i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 14.95256i
3 Year Standard Deviation 18.6i

Fund Strategy

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF tracks the performance of the FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index, a market-capitalization-weighted index that is made up of approximately 3,885 common stocks of large, mid, and smallcap companies located in Canada and the major markets of Europe and the Pacific region. The ETF holds mid and largecap stocks across the globe.

VEA Fact Sheets & Reports

Vanguard Developed Markets ETF | VEA