With robust stewardship practices, index funds can encourage good governance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks by the companies they invest in. That's why we believe in the value of owning and engaging with companies on ESG risks. But it's not our only approach.
Vanguard offers perspective on key topics for 2022: overvalued U.S. stocks, how high the Federal Reserve may raise rates, why we don't foresee global financial-market contagion from the China property sector, and the effect of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on economies.
Like most things with a rising price tag, cryptocurrencies have garnered global recognition and interest for their sudden increase in value. From experienced investors to individuals just beginning their investment journey, many are wondering: are cryptocurrencies something I should look into? Here's Vanguard's take.
The Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (VHY) and managed fund (VAN0104AU) were upgraded from 'recommended' to 'highly recommended' by Lonsec. While the new hedged version of the Vanguard Ethically Conscious International Shares Fund (VAN0848AU) received a 'recommended' rating.
Two of Vanguard's factor ETFs recently celebrated their three-year anniversary in Australia. Crossing this threshold provided a great opportunity to check in with Antonio Picca, head of Vanguard Factor-Based Strategies, about the current state of our line-up, the market environment, and strategies to implement factor-based investing in your portfolio construction approach.
27 Oct 2021
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