Vanguard LifeStrategy 60% Equity A

Low cost fund of funds using Vanguard's own range of index tracking products.

  • 19643.86p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 22892.17p
    Price (Acc)

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  • 0.00%

    Initial charge

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  • 0.22%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.22%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 1.20%
    Yield

    How much the fund is currently paying out in income to investors. It’s NOT to be confused with the overall growth of a fund – a very different thing indeed. It’s also NOT a guarantee of future pay-outs, just a snapshot. This is more what it’s not than what it is…

Prices as at 20 January 2022, we don’t currently provide commentary on this fund.

The fund seeks to achieve income and/or capital returns through exposure to a diversified notional portfolio comprised of approximately 60% equity securities and 40% fixed income securities. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective predominantly through investment in passive, index-tracking collective investment schemes.

Fund summary

Sector Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Structure OEIC
Launched June, 2011
Size £13,859m
Yield 1.20%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 31 May

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.22%
Ongoing charges figure 0.22%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 17/18 0.01%
  • 18/19 -0.10%
  • 19/20 -0.10%
  • 20/21 -0.20%
  • 21/22 -0.03%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years -0.11%
  • 5 years -0.08%
  • Career -0.08%
  • 3 years 1.00%
  • 5 years 0.60%
  • Career 0.20%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Vanguard Group

The Group launched an initial line up of index funds in the UK in June 2009 and has a range of other more diverse investment products. Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Tim Buckley oversees all investment activity at Vanguard. Vanguard Equity Investment Group oversees all passive and active equity portfolios, and alternatives strategies, managed by Vanguard. The group’s headquarters is at Vanguard’s campus in Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States.

Track record

Vanguard Group has 10.4 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.08%. During the worst period of relative performance (from July 2011 - October 2020) there was a decline of 10% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 16%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -16.00% (December 2019 - March 2020)
Relative -10.00% (July 2011 - October 2020)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 30 November 2021

19.2% Vanguard Global Bond Index Fund
19.1% Vanguard Ftse Developed World Ex-Uk Equity Index Acc Gbp
15.3% Vanguard Us Equity Index Acc Gbp
14.9% Vanguard Ftse U.k. All Share Index Unit Trust A Acc Gbp
5.4% Vanguard Uk Government Bond Index Inc Gbp
4.7% Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund
4.3% Vanguard Uk Inflation-Linked Gilt Index Inc Gbp
3.6% Vanguard Uk Investment Grade Bond Index Acc Gbp
3.2% Vanguard Global Aggregate Bond Ucits Etf
3.1% Vanguard Ftse Developed Europe Ex-Uk Equity Index Acc Gbp
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Fixed Interest 22.00%
Information Technology 11.00%
Financials 9.00%
Consumer Discretionary 7.00%
Health Care 7.00%
Industrials 6.00%
Government Bonds 5.00%
Consumer Staples 5.00%
Communications 4.00%
UK Index-Linked Gilts 4.00%

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