The value of investments, and the income from them, may fall or rise and investors may get back less than they invested. For funds that invest in overseas markets, the value of this investment may fall or rise as a result of changes in exchange rates. Some funds may invest in emerging markets which can be more volatile than more established markets. As a result the value of this investment may rise or fall. Corporate bonds may provide higher yields but as such may carry greater credit risk increasing the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment and the level of income may fluctuate. Fixed interest securities also carry the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment and the level of income may fluctuate. Movements in interest rates are likely to affect the capital value of fixed interest securities. Investments in smaller companies may be more volatile than investments in well-established blue chip companies. Some funds may invest in derivatives. The risks associated with the use of derivatives are different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. There is no assurance that any derivative strategy used by the Fund will succeed and a Fund may suffer a substantial loss as a result. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The performance data do not take account of the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units .
The Central Bank of Ireland has granted authorisation for the Vanguard Eurozone Inflation Linked Bond Index Fund, Vanguard Japan Government Bond Index Fund, Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF, Vanguard UK Government Bond Index Fund and the Vanguard U.S. Government Bond Index Fund to invest up to 100% of net assets in different Transferable Securities and Money Market Instruments issued or guaranteed by any EU Member State, its local authorities, non-EU Member States or public international bodies of which one or more EU Member States are members. As at 30 June 2016 the Vanguard Eurozone Inflation Linked Bond Index Fund invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by France. The Vanguard Japan Government Bond Index Fund invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by Japan. The Vanguard UK Government Bond Index Fund invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the UK. The Vanguard U.S. Government Bond Index Fund invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the US. The Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF invests more than 35% of its scheme property in transferable securities and money market instruments issued or guaranteed by the US. For further information on the fund’s investment policy, please refer to the Key Investor Information Document ("KIID").
The Representative and the Paying Agent in Switzerland is BNP Paribas Securities Services, Paris, succursale de Zurich, Selnaustrasse 16, 8002 Zürich. Copies of the Articles of Incorporation, the Prospectus, the Key Investor Information Documents, and the annual and semi-annual reports of the Fund may be obtained free of charge in local languages from the Representative in Switzerland or via our website https://global.vanguard.com.
The Manager of Vanguard Investment Series plc, is Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited. Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH is a distributor of Vanguard Investment Series plc.
Vanguard Investment Series plc has been authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS and has been registered for public distribution in Switzerland. Prospective investors are referred to the Funds' prospectus for further information. Prospective investors are also urged to consult their own professional advisors on the implications of making an investment in, and holding or disposing shares of the Funds and the receipt of distributions with respect to such shares under the law of the countries in which they are liable to taxation.
Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited has implemented the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (“EU SFDR”), as appropriate. Vanguard has introduced an internal product classification framework that helps to identify whether certain Vanguard funds promote, among other characteristics, environmental and/or social characteristics, or whether a fund has sustainable investment as its objective. Vanguard also considers the degree to which sustainability risks are integrated into the investment decision making process. Statements explaining Vanguard’s approach to the integration of sustainability risk, including into its remuneration policy and a transition statement to support the consideration of Principal Adverse Indicators (this is the impact of its investment decisions on sustainability factors, commonly referred to PAI), will be available on the policy page of Vanguard’s global website.
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