Why Vanguard?

Vanguard is a different kind of investment company. It was founded in the United States in 1975 on a simple but revolutionary idea: that an investment company should manage its funds solely in the interests of its clients.

This is a philosophy that has helped millions of people around the world to achieve their goals with low-cost, uncomplicated investments.

It's what we stand for: value to investors.

Vanguard facts and figures*

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
Chairman and CEO
Mortimer J. Buckley
Founded in
Global AUM
USD 8.2 trillion*
Client owned**
Number of employees
20,000 worldwide***
Funds offered
203 in the US, and 227 funds in the markets outside the US.

*Data as at 30 April 2023. Monetary figures are in US dollars.

 **The Vanguard Group, Inc. is owned by Vanguard's US-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds in turn are owned by their investors. 

***Crew headcount updated annually as of 30 April 2023.

Low cost, uncomplicated investments

Investors can't control the markets, but they can control costs. Every pound paid in fees is a pound less of potential return. That is why we focus on low-cost, uncomplicated funds that can help investors meet their long-term goals. Explore our range below.

Active funds

Gain low-cost access to talented investment teams

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Index funds

Build a low-cost core to your portfolio

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Discover liquid, versatile access to the core markets

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Support for our clients

We are committed to helping our clients bring value to investors. That is why we offer live digital briefings, in-depth articles, and regularly updated commentary to help our clients navigate the markets and build better portfolios for their investors.

The Vanguard difference

Our unique mutual ownership structure in the US, where we are owned by our clients*, means our interests are aligned with those of our investors globally. It is this structure that underpins our core purpose, which is to take a stand for all investors, treat them fairly and give them the best chance for investment success. Read our guides to discover the true Vanguard difference.

*The Vanguard Group, Inc. is owned by Vanguard's US-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds in turn are owned by their investors.