ETF Spotlight on Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF (NYSEArca: VGK), part of an ongoing series.

Assets: $3.7 billion

Objective: The Vanguard European ETF tries to reflect the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment returns of stocks issued by companies in the major European markets.

Holdings: Top holdings, which make up 19.7% of total net assets, include: Royal Dutch Shell, Nestle, HSBC Holdings, Novartis, BP PLC, Vodafone Group, Roche Holding, Total SA, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Siemens AG.