Vanguard Ethically Conscious Australian Shares ETF (VETH)

Product Name

Vanguard Ethically Conscious Australian Shares ETF (VETH)

Issuer

Vanguard

Category

Investment

Type

Exchange Traded Fund - ETF (inc. ETP)

Target

Retail, Wholesale

Certified Since

2021

Asset Classes

Australian only equities

Markets

Australia

Investment Approaches

Negative Screening

It Includes:

  • No inclusions5 No specific themes

It has some level of screening for:

  • Riaa icons 41 Alcohol
  • Riaa icons 33 Fossil fuels
  • Riaa icons 42 Gambling
  • Riaa icons 99 Pornography
  • Riaa icons 35 Tobacco

It fully excludes:

  • Riaa icons 36 Armaments
  • Riaa icons 52 Human rights abuses
  • Riaa icons 38 Labour rights violations
  • Riaa icons 50 Nuclear power

Overview

The Fund seeks to track the return of the FTSE Australia 300 Choice Index before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.


Description


The Fund holds all of the securities in the index most of the time, allowing for individual security weightings to vary marginally from the index from time to time. The Fund may be exposed to securities that have been removed from or are expected to be included in the index and the Fund may also invest in futures contracts. 

The FTSE Australia 300 Choice Index comprises securities (shares) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The index contains securities included in the FTSE Australia 300 Index but excludes companies with significant business activities involving fossil fuels, nuclear power, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, weapons, adult entertainment and a conduct related screen based on severe controversies. The Index is calculated on a before tax basis. 

Lastly, diversification requirements are applied to restrict the proportion of the index invested in any one industry to +/-5% of the industry weights of the FTSE Australia 300 Index, subject to any limitation issues resulting from the exclusionary screening. Details of the benchmark methodology can be accessed by visiting https://www.ftse.com/products/indices/global-choice

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