Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Aug 13, 2001
CUSIP: 921910501
Ticker Symbol: VWILX
Morningstar Category:Foreign Large Growth
As of Dec 31, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $21,552

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests predominantly in the stocks of companies located outside the United States and is expected to diversify its assets in countries across developed and emerging markets. In selecting stocks, the fund's advisors evaluate foreign markets around the world and choose large-, mid-, and small-capitalization companies considered to have above-average growth potential. The fund uses multiple investment advisors.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Dec 31, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard International Growtha-6.70%1.84%1.84%-1.45%7.21%2.58%5.89%
MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Gross)a,b-1.20%5.01%5.01%-1.32%5.48%1.42%N/A
Morningstar Foreign Large Growtha,c-5.67%-2.14%-2.14%-1.83%6.15%1.43%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total Expensesa0.33%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2016 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (Gross) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of large and mid cap segments of developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. Gross total return indexes reinvest as much as possible of a company’s dividend distributions. The reinvested amount is equal to the total dividend amount distributed to persons residing in the country of the dividend-paying company. Gross total return indexes do not, however, include any tax credits.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal–weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 23, 2016Dec 23, 2016$0.956000000
Dec 18, 2015Dec 18, 2015$1.029000000
Dec 22, 2014Dec 22, 2014$1.687000000
Dec 17, 2013Dec 17, 2013$1.170000000
Dec 17, 2012Dec 17, 2012$1.184000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Dec 31, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars312
3-Year 3 Stars312
5-Year 3 Stars260
10-Year 3 Stars182

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Dec 31, 2016
Equity Stylebox
Large Growth
Allocation of Assets As of Sep 30, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Equity96%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other4%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Sep 30, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock7.1%
Foreign Stock88.6%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash2.4%
Other1.9%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Sep 30, 2016
SectorPercent
Consumer Cyclical25.3%
Technology18.8%
Financial Services17.0%
Industrials10.4%
Healthcare8.3%
Consumer Defensive7.7%
Communication Services3.6%
Basic Materials3.5%
Energy1.3%
Real Estate0.0%
Utilities0.0%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Country Exposure As of Sep 30, 2016
CountryPercent
China15.8%
Japan12.3%
Germany8.7%
United Kingdom8.4%
United States7.1%
Hong Kong5.0%
Spain5.0%
Sweden5.0%
France4.2%
Netherlands3.1%
Top Ten Holdings As of Sep 30, 2016
Holding NamePercent
Tencent Holdings Ltd5.0%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR4.4%
AIA Group Ltd3.7%
Amazon.com Inc3.3%
Baidu Inc ADR3.2%
Industria De Diseno Textil SA3.2%
ASML Holding NV2.6%
Zalando SE1.9%
SMC Corp1.8%
Illumina Inc1.8%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Dec 31, 2016
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta1.041.04
Alpha0.041.52
Standard Deviation13.7614.31
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.