The launch brings the number of Vanguard’s ETFs
to 39, with aggregate assets topping $44 billion
according to a news release.
VSS holds approximately 2,100 securities and has an expense ratio of 0.38. Vanguard says it is the only international small-cap ETF to cover both developed and emerging international markets.
“Many advisers are committed to providing international exposure within their clients’ portfolios, but until now a low-cost index option with developed and emerging market small-cap exposure was not available,” said Martha Papariello, principal, Vanguard Financial Advisor Services, in the announcement.