Investment information and Remuneration policy
The value of investments, and the income from them, may fall or rise and investors may get back less than they invested.
Some funds invest in securities which are denominated in different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates can affect the return of investments.
The Funds may use derivatives in order to reduce risk or cost and/or generate extra income or growth. The use of derivatives could increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and result in greater fluctuations of the Fund's net asset value. A derivative is a financial contract whose value is based on the value of a financial asset (such as a share, bond, or currency) or a market index.
Some funds invest in emerging markets which can be more volatile than more established markets. As a result the value of your investment may rise or fall.
Investments in smaller companies may be more volatile than investments in well-established blue chip companies.
ETF shares can be bought or sold only through a broker. Investing in ETFs entails stockbroker commission and a bid- offer spread which should be considered fully before investing.
Funds investing in fixed interest securities carry the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment and the level of income may fluctuate. Movements in interest rates are likely to affect the capital value of fixed interest securities. Corporate bonds may provide higher yields but as such may carry greater credit risk increasing the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment. The level of income may fluctuate and movements in interest rates are likely to affect the capital value of bonds.
For further information on risks please see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus on our website at https://global.vanguard.com.
The information contained in this document is not to be regarded as an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy or sell securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law, or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation, or if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. The information in this document is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax, or investment advice. Potential investors are urged to consult their professional advisers on the implications of making an investment in, holding or disposing of [units/shares], and the receipt of distribution from any investment.
Vanguard Funds plc have been authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS and has been registered for public distribution in certain EU countries. Prospective investors are referred to the Funds' prospectus for further information. Prospective investors are also urged to consult their own professional advisors on the implications of making an investment in, and holding or disposing shares of the Funds and the receipt of distributions with respect to such shares under the law of the countries in which they are liable to taxation.
The Manager of Vanguard Funds plc is Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited. Vanguard Asset Management, Limited is a distributor of Vanguard Funds plc
For further information on the fund's investment policies, please refer to the Key Investor Information Document (“KIIDs”). The KIID for these funds are available in local languages, alongside the prospectus via Vanguard’s website https://global.vanguard.com/
Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited has implemented the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (“EU SFDR”), as appropriate. Vanguard has introduced an internal product classification framework that helps to identify whether certain Vanguard funds promote, among other characteristics, environmental and/or social characteristics, or whether a fund has sustainable investment as its objective. Vanguard also considers the degree to which sustainability risks are integrated into the investment decision making process. Statements explaining Vanguard’s approach to the integration of sustainability risk, including into its remuneration policy and a transition statement to support the consideration of Principal Adverse Indicators (this is the impact of its investment decisions on sustainability factors, commonly referred to PAI), will be available on the policy page of Vanguard’s global website.
The Central Bank of Ireland has granted authorisation for the Vanguard U.K. Gilt UCITS ETF and the Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF to invest up to 100% of net assets in different Transferable Securities and Money Market Instruments issued or guaranteed by any EU Member State, its local authorities, non-EU Member States or public international bodies of which one or more EU Member States are members. The Vanguard U.K. Gilt UCITS ETF invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the UK. The Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the US.
Vanguard Group (Ireland), Limited only gives information on products and does not give investment advice based on individual circumstances. If you have any questions related to your investment decision or the suitability or appropriateness for you of the product[s] described on this website, please contact your financial adviser.
Remuneration Policies and Practices
Information on the remuneration policy of Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited can be found here.
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