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Vanguard fights back in the war on fees

George Geddes

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Vanguard has cut its fees for 10 ETFs to compete with the ever-reducing costs to own an ETF. Second only to BlackRock, Vanguard is one of the leading ETF issuers with nearly $950bn in assets under management.

This month alone has seen Fidelity expand its commission-free ETF offering as well fintech platform SoFi filing for the first zero-fee ETF in the US.

Reducing the fees by one or two basis points, the ETF giant appears to be encouraging traffic into the ETF market.

ETFPrevious feeNew feeVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)14bps12bpsVanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)10bps9bpsVanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)10bps9bpsVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)11bps9bpsVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)13bps12bpsVanguard High Dividend Yield (VHDYX)8bps6bpsVanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT)10bps9bpsVanguard Tax-Exempt Bond ETF (VTEB)9bps8bpsVanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX)11bps9bpsVanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS)11bps9bps

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