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Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. Announces Changes to Risk-Ratings for Certain Vanguard ETF Listings


TORONTO, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. today announced changes to the risk rating for 13 Vanguard ETFs, effective immediately.

These changes are the result of an annual review conducted using the investment risk classification methodology set forth in National Instrument 81-102 ? Investment Funds. No material changes have been made to the investment objectives, strategies or management of the Vanguard ETFs.

The risk rating changes are as follows:

Vanguard ETF Name

TSX Ticker
Symbol

Current Rating

New Rating

Vanguard FTSE Canada Index ETF

VCE

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF

VCN

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Canadian High Dividend Yield Index ETF

VDY

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF

VUN

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard U.S. Total Market Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VUS

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF

VFV

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VSP

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETF

VXC

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETF

VIU

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex North America Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VI

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF

VA

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF (CAD-hedged)

VAH

Medium

Low to Medium

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap Index ETF

VEE

Medium to High

Medium

 

To learn more about the TSX-listed Vanguard ETFs, please visit www.vanguardcanada.ca

About Vanguard

Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and manages over CAD 21 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2019) with 39 Canadian ETFs and four mutual funds currently available. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of company-sponsored retirement plan services. Vanguard manages USD 5.4 trillion (CAD $7.2 trillion) in global assets, including over USD 1 trillion (CAD $1.3 trillion) in global ETF assets (as of May 31, 2019). Vanguard has offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm offers 414 funds, including ETFs, to its more than 20 million investors worldwide.

Vanguard operates under a unique operating structure. Unlike firms that are publicly held or owned by a small group of individuals, The Vanguard Group, Inc. is owned by Vanguard's U.S.-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds, in turn, are owned by Vanguard clients. This unique mutual structure aligns Vanguard interests with those of its investors and drives the culture, philosophy, and policies throughout the Vanguard organization worldwide. As a result, Canadian investors benefit from Vanguard's stability and experience, low-cost investing, and client focus. For more information, please visit vanguardcanada.ca.

Commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; please read it before investing. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated. Vanguard funds are managed by Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. and are available across Canada through registered dealers.

London Stock Exchange Group companies include FTSE International Limited ("FTSE"), Frank Russell Company ("Russell"), MTS Next Limited ("MTS"), and FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets Inc. ("FTSE TMX"). All rights reserved. "FTSE®", "Russell®", "MTS®", "FTSE TMX®" and "FTSE Russell" and other service marks and trademarks related to the FTSE or Russell indexes are trademarks of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and are used by FTSE, MTS, FTSE TMX and Russell under licence. All information is provided for information purposes only. No responsibility or liability can be accepted by the London Stock Exchange Group companies nor its licensors for any errors or for any loss from use of this publication. Neither the London Stock Exchange Group companies nor any of its licensors make any claim, prediction, warranty or representation whatsoever, expressly or impliedly, either as to the results to be obtained from the use of the FTSE Indexes or the fitness or suitability of the Indexes for any particular purpose to which they might be put.

The S&P 500 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("SPDJI"), and has been licensed for use by The Vanguard Group, Inc. (Vanguard).   Standard & Poor's®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P");   Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Vanguard.  Vanguard ETFs are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Index.

SOURCE Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.


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