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Vanguard FTSE All World ETF

  • 07-08-2019 8:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭ Sorolla

    Hi Guys,

    What opinions do you have regarding this ETF ?


    Is it safe ?
    A good investment?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 ✭✭✭ Linkstr

    Hi Sorolla,

    It is safe, but it is not great for the following reasons:
    1. Domiciled in Ireland, long story short taxation on EU domiciled ETFs is pretty bad (take a look at the other posts or look at for more information).
    2. 0.25% in management fees is pretty high compared to other ETFs
    3. No exposure to small-cap companies

    A better option would be to invest in IWLD (Domiciled in Australia and 0.09% of mgt fees) or a mix of VTI,VXUS,... (Domiciled in the USA). Unfortunately, it's challenging to find a broker that would accept to sell you one of those.
    Best of luck !