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Vanguard asset allocation ETFs

Vanguard's three new asset allocation ETFs are designed to simplify investing, while managing risk through balance and global diversification.

Each ETF is an all-in-one portfolio that invests in a different blend of seven core Vanguard ETFs. Regular rebalancing aims to maintain the portfolios' respective allocations and keep risk levels in line with investors' goals and risk tolerance.

Like our existing ETF lineup, these new ETFs are low cost, helping investors potentially earn more over time.

Learn more about our asset allocation ETFs

Our new all-in-one ETF portfolios offer three distinct asset mixes with three levels of potential risk and return.

 
  Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio Vanguard Balanced ETF Portfolio Vanguard Growth ETF Portfolio
Ticker VCNS VBAL VGRO
Management fee* 0.22% 0.22% 0.22%
Investment objective Seeks to provide a combination of income and moderate long-term capital growth. Seeks to provide long-term capital growth with a moderate level of income. Seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
Long-term strategic asset allocation (approximate)
Risk rating Low Low to medium Low to medium
  Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio
Ticker VCNS
Management fee* 0.22%
Investment objective Seeks to provide a combination of income and moderate long-term capital growth.
Long-term strategic asset allocation (approximate)
Risk rating Low
  Vanguard Balanced ETF Portfolio
Ticker VBAL
Management fee* 0.22%
Investment objective Seeks to provide long-term capital growth with a moderate level of income.
Long-term strategic asset allocation (approximate)
Risk rating Low to medium
  Vanguard Growth ETF Portfolio
Ticker VGRO
Management fee* 0.22%
Investment objective Seeks to provide long-term capital growth.
Long-term strategic asset allocation (approximate)
Risk rating Low to medium

* The management fee is equal to the fee paid by the Vanguard ETF to Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. and does not include applicable taxes or other fees and expenses of the Vanguard ETF. For any Vanguard ETF which invests in underlying Vanguard fund(s), there shall be no duplication of management fees chargeable in connection with the Vanguard ETF and its investment in the Vanguard fund(s).

Benefits of using Vanguard's all-in-one ETF portfolios

  • Built-in asset allocation. Three different asset mixes are designed meet the risk and return requirements of a wide range of investors.
  • Broad diversification. Exposure to global equity and fixed income markets can help reduce investment risk.
  • Regular rebalancing. Professional managers maintain the portfolios' respective asset allocations, freeing investors from the hassle of ongoing rebalancing.
  • Low costs. The portfolios are built with Vanguard's low-cost index ETFs. Lower costs can support higher returns.