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VIC500 & VIC600: Outperformance by design



Fund highlights

Fund facts

Income distribution per unit


Share Class Inception


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Minimum Initial Investment

Minimum Monthly PAC


Minimum additional investment





Total returns

This chart shows Market Price, NAV Price, and Benchmark returns for the selected Fund. Average annual returns at month and quarter end display for the most recent one year, three year, five year, ten year and since inception ranges. Monthly, quarterly, annual, and cumulative performance is also available in additional chart tabs.

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Growth of 10k

The growth of 10,000 graph is a commonly used chart that highlights the change in value of an initial investment of $10,000 in the fund, from initial investment date to the current date shown.  

The management fee is equal to the fee paid by the Vanguard fund to Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. and does not include applicable taxes or other fees and expenses of the Vanguard fund. This will not exceed the maximum of 0.50%.

Canadian law does not allow the display of performance data for investment funds less than one year old.

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Risk and Volatility

This table shows risk and volatility data for the Fund and Benchmark. R-Squared, Beta, Alpha, Standard Deviation, and Sharpe Ratio are displayed for the Fund. Standard Deviation and Sharpe Ratio are displayed for the Benchmark. Definitions of these attributes are available by hovering over the label. Data will not display until three years after the Fund's inception date.

Risk and Volatility
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Past performance does not guarantee future results, which may vary.



This table displays fundemental characteristics for the Fund and Benchmark. Number of stocks, Median Market Cap, Price/Earnings Ratio, Price/Book Ratio, Return on Equity, and Earning Growth Rate are available for the Fund and Benchmark as of the most recent quarter end. Definitions for these attributes are available by hovering over the labels. Turnover rate is displayed for the Fund as of the most recent quarter end.

Region exposure

This table shows assets of the Fund and Benchmark as a percentage invested by region. The region categories are Europe, Pacific, Middle East, Emerging Markets, North America, and other. The table below the chart contains the percentage by Fund and Benchmark and indicates the variance between the two.

Market allocation

This table shows the percentage of market allocation for the Fund and Benchmark by Country and Region. The final column of the table displays the weight, or percentage difference between the Fund and Benchmark, when applicable.

Distribution by credit quality

This table shows the Percentage of the Fund (or Fixed Income portion of the Fund) as a distribution by Credit Quality. Categories are AAA, AA, A, BBB, Less than BBB, and Not Rated.

Distribution by credit issuer

This table displays the percentage of the Fund, or percentage of the fixed income portion of the Fund, invested by credit issuer. Issuers may include Treasury, Goverment-related, Corporate-Industrial, Corporate-Financial Institution, Government-related Agency, Securitized-Mortgage Backed Security Pass through, Corporate-Utility, Government-related Supranational, Securitized-Covered, Government-related Sovereign, Securitized-Commercial Mortgage Backed Security, Securitized-Asset Backed Security, and Other.

Distribution by credit maturity

This table shows the Percentage of the Fund (or Fixed Income portion of the Fund) as a distribution by Credit Maturity. Categories are Under 1 year, 1-5 years, 5-10 years, 10-15 years, 15-20 years, 20-25 years, over 25 years and Other.

Holding details

This table shows the names of the individual holdings of the Fund, along with the percent of market value, Sector, Market allocation by country, market value amount, and number of shares of each holding.

Prices and Distributions


Historical prices

This table shows the most recent ten NAV Price and Market Price for the Fund by date. All of the price data for the Fund can be exported using the Export button.

Historical Prices
NAV Price

Distribution history

This table displays the distribution data for the Fund: Type (income or capital gains), Ex-dividend date, Record date, Payable date, Cash distribution per unit, Reinvested distribution per unit, and Total distribution per unit. All of these attributes can be downloaded by using the Export all distributions button.

Distribution frequency

Ex-dividend Date
Record Date
Payment Date
Total Distribution per Unit

Annual distributions

This table displays data for the Fund's distributions by year. Eligible dividends, Non-eligible dividends, Other income, Capital gains, Return of capital, Foreign income, Foreign tax paid, and Total distribution per unit are displayed for each year since the fund's inception. Data may be exported using the Export table button.

Return of Capital represents the distribution amount that is paid back to investors. Each January, Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. will report the actual return of capital for the investment funds. The total payout will remain the same, but the percentage of the payout that equals return of capital (the principal value) and the amount that equals earnings (capital gains and dividends) may differ slightly.

Vanguard ETFs trade at market price not NAV. Investors must buy or sell Vanguard ETFs in the secondary market with the assistance of a brokerage firm. In doing so, investors may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than NAV when buying and receive less than NAV when selling.

Purchase Information

Note 1: Management fees

 The management fee is equal to the fee paid by the fund to Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. to manage the fund and does not include applicable taxes or other fees and expenses of the fund. The management fee shown is the annualized management fee charged to the fund from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. It is calculated by dividing the total of the expenses to manage the fund by the total (average) assets of the fund for the period. The management fee includes a variable management fee waiver adjustment based on the performance of the fund’s sub-advisors. As a result of the management fee waiver adjustment, the management fee for the fund may increase or decrease, but will not exceed 0.50%. Please see the fund’s prospectus for detailed information on the management fees and the management fee waiver adjustment, as applicable.

Note 2: Management expense ratio (MER) 

The management expense ratio (MER) is the MER as of March 31, 2023, including waivers and absorptions, and is expressed as an annualized percentage of the daily average net asset value. The MER would have been 0.97 without any absorptions or waivers. Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. expects to continue absorbing or waiving certain fees indefinitely but may, in its discretion, discontinue this practice at any time.

Note 3: Performance

Performance information of the Vanguard funds reflects waivers of certain expenses and/or fees. If the Vanguard fund had incurred all expenses, investment returns would have been reduced. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all dividends or distributions and does not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. The performance of the Vanguard fund is for illustrative purposes only.

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.

This material is for informational purposes only. This material is not intended to be relied upon as research, investment, or tax advice and is not an implied or express recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security or to adopt any particular investment or portfolio strategy. Any views and opinions expressed do not take into account the particular investment objectives, needs, restrictions and circumstances of a specific investor and, thus, should not be used as the basis of any specific investment recommendation. Investors should consult a financial and/or tax advisor for financial and/or tax information applicable to their specific situation.

All investment funds, including those that seek to track an index are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. While the Vanguard ETFs are designed to be as diversified as the original indices they seek to track and can provide greater diversification than an individual investor may achieve independently, any given ETF may not be a diversified investment.

All monetary figures are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.