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Vanguard MSCI EAFE Index ETF (CAD hedged) - VEF

ETF Overview

EAFE: Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East.

The fund seeks to track, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a broad global equity index that focuses on European, Australian, Asian and Far Eastern stocks, which Index is hedged to the Canadian dollar.

Currently, this Vanguard ETF seeks to track the MSCI EAFE 100% Hedged to CAD Index (or any successor thereto).

It invests directly or indirectly primarily in stocks of companies located in Europe, Australia, Asia and the Far East and uses derivative instruments to seek to hedge the foreign currency exposure of the securities included in the MSCI EAFE Index back to the Canadian dollar.

Additional Index Information

The MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid cap representation across Developed Markets countries around the world, excluding the US and Canada.

With 914 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) EAFE Equity - Broad Market
Underlying Index MSCI EAFE 100% Hedged to CAD Index
ETF Structure Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs
Asset Class Equity - EAFE Broad Market
Region EAFE (Europe, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East)
Issuer Vanguard Investments Canada
ETF Home Page Available here

* EAFE is an acronym for Europe, Australasia and Far East

Fund Facts
Inception Date Nov 29, 2011
Total Holdings 871
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging Yes
Fees
Management Fee 0.37%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.43% *

* 2012

Trading Information
Ticker VEF
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
Eligibility
Eligibility * RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** No
SWP available ** No

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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ETF Analysis

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