Vanguard Europe ETF | VGK

Medium RiskEquity
Vanguard Europe ETF
Issued by:Vanguard
Exchange : AMEX
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 2 units
Vanguard Europe ETF | VGK

Vanguard Europe ETF | VGK


Vanguard Europe ETF (VGK) invests in nearly 462 stocks in 16 European countries is managed by Vanguard that has a total AUM of $5.1T. VGK is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA in March 2005. VGK includes common stocks of approximately 462 companies located in 16 European countries.

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 performance of the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index.

VGK has invested in Financials (19%), Industrials (14%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (12%), Healthcare (12%), and Consumer Cyclical (11%).

Top Geographical allocation of VGK is United Kingdom (24%), France (15%), Germany (15%), Switzerland (13%) and Netherlands (9%).

Recommended for:

According to, "This ETF offers broad based exposure to the developed economies of Europe, spreading holdings across more than a dozen markets."

Additional Information:
1. Fund Factsheet
2. A Europe ETF for Frugal Investors (VGK)
3. 3 Vanguard ETFs for the Contrarian Investor

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. VGK charges an extremely low fee for a European ETF and is one of the most liquid funds in the segment, with huge daily volume and tight spreads beating out other European ETFs. 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.


VGK Charts
52 Week High: $|52 Week Low: $
PerformanceYTD actual1Y p.a3Y p.a5Y p.a10Y p.a
Vanguard Europe ETF16.24%36.81%9.43%10.27%9.33%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock non-US98.35%
Stock US1.30%

VGK Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
Nestle SA2.67%
ASML Holding NV2.09%
Roche Holding A..1.97%
LVMH Moet Henne..1.55%
Novartis AG1.45%
SAP SE1.22%
AstraZeneca plc1.16%
HSBC Holdings p..1.02%
Novo Nordisk A/..0.99%
Siemens AG0.96%

VGK Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Financial Services15.62%
Consumer Cyclicals10.89%
Consumer Defensive10.86%
Basic Materials8.06%
Communication Services5.34%
Real Estate2.64%

VGK Countries

Countryi% of market value
Europe Developed75.74%
United Kingdom21.80%
North America1.31%
Europe Emerging0.64%
Asia Developed0.27%
Latin America0.20%
Africa/Middle East0.05%

Returns Calculator

Investment ofper month
gives returns of :
at 6.20% / annum
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for a time period of
Returnsbased on historic SIP returns of 6.20% per annum
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VGK Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol VGK
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US9220428745
Cat. Benchmark MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Europe Stock
Country US

VGK Key Metrics

Net Expense Ratio 0.08i
Beta 1.11i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 15.59514i
3 Year Standard Deviation 19.89i

Fund Strategy

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF is an exchange-traded fund enlisted in the USA. The ETF focuses on the performance of the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index, which measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies domiciled in the major markets of Europe. The ETF weights the holdings using a market capitalization methodology.

VGK Fact Sheets & Reports

Vanguard Europe ETF | VGK