In this article, we’ll try to explain why the Montgomery Global Equities Fund (Managed Fund) ETF (ASX: MOGL) and Vanguard Ethically Conscious Global Aggregate Bond Index (Hedged) ETF (ASX: VEFI) are two ASX ETFs worth taking a look at in FY21.
Some things you should know about the MOGL ETF
The Montgomery MOGL Fund is an actively-managed portfolio that invests in a concentrated portfolio of global equities. The fund typically selects between 15-30 global equities and aims to pay a distribution of at least 4.5% per year.
According to our most recent data, the MOGL ETF had $83.38 million of money invested. Given its funds under management (also known as FUM or ‘market cap’) is less than $100 million, you should consider if this ETF is still too small and if it is sustainable for the ETF issuer. At Best ETFs we say an ETF with more than $100 million invested is typically more sustainable than one with less than $100 million (at least). However, there are exceptions to this general rule, especially if the ETF issuer/provider is reputable and committed to growing the ETF’s FUM through effective marketing strategies and distribution to financial advisers.
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The VEFI ETF – a quick look for savvy investors
The Vanguard VEFI ETF provides investors with exposure to high-quality debt securities issued by governments, government-owned and government-guaranteed entities, and investment-grade corporate issuers from global markets. This ethical ETF excludes issuers with significant business activities in fossil fuels, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, weapons, nuclear power, and adult entertainment.
With our numbers for December 2020, VEFI’s FUM stood at $37 million. Given it has less than $100 million invested, ask yourself (or your adviser) if the ETF is still too small (and if you should wait to buy into it). If you’re concerned the ETF might not be established enough, compare it alongside one of the other Index sector ETFs, using our full list of ETFs.
Are the fees for the VEFI ETF bad?
Vanguard, the ETF issuer, charges a yearly management fee of 0.26% for the VEFI ETF. Meaning, if you invested $2,000 for a full 12-month period you could expect to pay a base management fee of around $5.20.
The management fee is above the average for all ETFs on our list of ASX ETFs, but keep in mind the ETF may be able to justify the higher price tag with superior performance over time.
The Vanguard VEFI ETF might be one idea for the watchlist but before you go any further, click here to get our full ETF review – it’s free.