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With more than AUD $5.4 trillion in assets under management as of 31 December 2016, including more than AUD $880 billion in ETFs, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest global investment management companies.

In Australia, Vanguard has been serving financial advisers, retail clients and institutional investors for more than 20 years.

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Vanguard International Shares Select Exclusions Index Fund – NZD Hedged

Investment objective
The Vanguard International Shares Select Exclusions Index Fund – NZD Hedged seeks to track the return of the MSCI World ex Australia, ex Tobacco, ex Controversial Weapons, ex Nuclear Weapons (with net dividends reinvested) hedged into New Zealand dollars Index before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.

Fund overview
The Fund provides exposure to many of the world’s largest companies listed in major developed countries. It offers low-cost access to a broadly diversified range of securities that excludes companies involved in the production of tobacco, controversial weapons and companies that manufacture nuclear weapons, components that were developed or significantly modified for exclusive use in nuclear weapons, and companies that provide auxiliary services related to nuclear weapons. The Fund is hedged to New Zealand dollars so the value of the Fund is relatively unaffected by currency fluctuations for New Zealand investors.

Vanguard International Shares Select Exclusions Index Fund

Investment objective
The Vanguard International Shares Select Exclusions Index Fund seeks to track the return of the MSCI World ex Australia, ex Tobacco, ex Controversial Weapons, ex Nuclear Weapons (with net dividends reinvested) in Australian dollars Index before taking into account fees, expenses and tax.

Fund overview
The Fund provides exposure to many of the world’s largest companies listed in major developed countries. It offers low-cost access to a broadly diversified range of securities that excludes companies involved in the production of tobacco, controversial weapons and companies that manufacture nuclear weapons, components that were developed or significantly modified for exclusive use in nuclear weapons, and companies that provide auxiliary services related to nuclear weapons. The Fund is exposed to the fluctuating values of foreign currencies, as there will not be any hedging of foreign currencies to the Australian dollar.