Vanguard has rolled out four neVanguard, a mutual fund firm, has rolled out four new actively-managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) into the UK market.
The new ETFs, which will be listed on the London Stock Exchange, will be managed by Vanguard’s quantitative equity group (QEG).
The new offering will provide global equity exposure to four factor investment strategies including value, momentum, liquidity and minimum volatility that deliver attractive premiums for investors over the long term.
The new UCITS ETFs will carry an ongoing charge of 0.22%.
The Vanguard Global Value Factor UCITS ETF capture potential premiums of low-valued stocks, while the Vanguard Global Momentum Factor UCITS ETF will focus on stocks with strong recent share price performance, typically over the previous 12 months.
Additionally, the Vanguard Global Liquidity Factor UCITS ETF will invest in stocks that are less frequently traded, while the Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF will invest in a portfolio that targets a combination of stocks with lower volatility compared with the broader market.
Vanguard International business head of product Axel Lomholt said: "We believe these ETFs offer a compelling alternative to high-cost active strategies that target similar exposures.
"Vanguard has chosen to take an active approach to managing these funds by using quantitative models to select stocks and build a portfolio that targets the desired factor whereas other managers may track an index to implement a factor-based strategy."
Vanguard managing director for Europe John James said: "Today’s launch reinforces Vanguard’s commitment to offering UK investors high-value, low-cost active and index funds."