VGK vs. VWO

This is a comparison between VGK and VWO. The table below summarizes the key parameters for these two funds across several dimensions: return, expense ratio, net assets, segment and tax-cost ratio.

VGK VWO
Segment Equity: Developed Europe - Total Market Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market
Net Assets $19.63B $70.75B
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.14%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index (Net TR US RIC) FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index Net TR US RIC
YTD Return -2.79% -7.32%
1-Year Return 5.26% 5.94%
3-Year Return 4.66% 3.68%
5-Year Return 6.65% 4.34%
10-Year Return 2.77% 1.68%
1-Year Tax Cost Ratio 0.87% 0.81%
VGK description

The Fund seeks to match the performance of the FTSE Developed Europe Index. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the Index.

VGK returns
YTD Return -2.79%
1-Month Return -1.26%
3-Month Return -1.59%
1-Year Return 5.26%
3-Year Return 4.66%
5-Year Return 6.65%
10-Year Return 2.77%
VGK expense ratio is 0.1%
VGK holdings

Top 10 Holdings (14.95% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Nestle SA NSRGF 2.45%
Novartis AG NVSEF 1.9%
HSBC Holdings PLC HBCYF.L 1.87%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. RHHVF 1.7%
British American Tobacco PLC BTAFF.L 1.31%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A RYDAF.L 1.28%
BP PLC BPAQF.L 1.16%
Total SA TTFNF.PA 1.12%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B RYDBF.L 1.09%
Bayer AG BAYZF.DE 1.07%
VWO description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index, that measures the return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries.

VWO returns
YTD Return -7.32%
1-Month Return -4.80%
3-Month Return -9.60%
1-Year Return 5.94%
3-Year Return 3.68%
5-Year Return 4.34%
10-Year Return 1.68%
VWO expense ratio is 0.14%
VWO holdings

Top 10 Holdings (16.23% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd TCTZF 4.58%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330.TW 1.96%
Naspers Ltd Class N NAPRF.JO 1.8%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR TSM.TW 1.48%
China Construction Bank Corp H CICHF 1.47%
Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H IDCBF 1.17%
China Mobile Ltd CHLKF 1.05%
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd HNHAF.TW 1.01%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR BABA 0.88%
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd HDFC.BO 0.83%
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