Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. has announced changes to its Canadian ETF line-up. The firm is aiming to move six Vanguard TSX-listed international equity index ETFs to all-capitalization benchmarks.
The proposed changes, which would occur over several months, will also give Vanguard’s Emerging Markets Index ETF and All-World ex Canada Index ETF exposure to China A-shares, notes the firm. Currently, no similar broad-based TSX-listed index ETFs offer access to these shares, it says.
The changes are listed in the table below.
|Vanguard ETFTM||TSX ticker||Current FTSE benchmark||Proposed FTSE benchmark||Proposed new name|
|Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index ETF||VEE||FTSE Emerging Index||FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index**||Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap Index ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE All-World ex Canada Index ETF||VXC||FTSE All-World ex Canada Index||FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada China A Inclusion Index||Vanguard FTSE Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe Index ETF||VE||FTSE Developed Europe Index||FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index||Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific Index ETF||VA||FTSE Developed Asia Pacific Index||FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index||Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All Cap Index ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America Index ETF||VDU||FTSE Developed ex North America Index||FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index||Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE Developed ex North America Index ETF (CAD-hedged)||VEF||FTSE Developed ex North America Hedged
|FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Hedged CAD Index||Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap ex U.S. Index ETF (CAD-hedged)|