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We offer a range of webinars, events and workshops to both financial advisers and professional investors. Please select the option which best describes the type of investor you are.

Dr. Peter Westaway, Roxane Spitznagel
Speakers
Dr. Peter Westaway, Roxane Spitznagel
  • 16 December
  • 11:00am
  • 45 minutes
  • Webinar

Vanguard economic and market outlook 2022: Striking a better balance

Looking ahead to 2022, parts of the economy and markets are out of balance. While containing Covid-19 remains important, the removal of policy support poses a new challenge for policymakers and a risk to financial markets. As we navigate an exit from extraordinary fiscal and monetary measures, what is the outlook for the economy and markets next year?

Join us on 16 December when Vanguard economists Dr. Peter Westaway, Roxane Spitznagel and Dr. Jan-Carl Plagge will share our outlook for economies and markets in 2022. Register now and pre-submit your questions for the team.

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Replays

  • 12 July 2021
  • 30 minutes

Exploring the rise of ETFs, with Deborah Fuhr

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have experienced huge growth as more investors adopt them as a low-cost, liquid and transparent way to access indexed strategies. But what are the key trends driving their rise in popularity? Deborah Fuhr, ETFGI Managing Partner, Founder and Owner, examines the latest developments in the industry in Europe and the product developments that ETF investors can expect in the coming years.

Our presenters will discuss:

  • The latest insights in ETF growth trends and flows.
  • How industry developments are reshaping the ETF competitive space in Europe.
  • What the future might hold for ETF investors.
Deborah Fuhr
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  • 05 July 2021
  • 30 minutes

Investment stewardship: How and why Vanguard promotes good corporate behaviour

Effective corporate governance practices can drive long-term value creation at the companies in which equity index funds invest. But how do index fund managers promote these practices and represent investors’ interests?

Learning objectives:

  • How the values that underpin Vanguard's investment stewardship programme are communicated to the companies in our equity index funds.
  • Some of the key themes of our engagements with companies.
  • Voting trends across companies, meetings and proposals.
LISA HARLOW
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  • 21 June 2021
  • 30 minutes

Choose your index exposure wisely

Indexing can be a powerful investment strategy, but selecting the right underlying exposure is critical. Which factors should investors consider when evaluating and comparing equity index products? Our experts examine why considered product construction and avoiding unintended risks are key to achieving investment success with equity index funds.

Our presenters will discuss:

  • Why benchmark selection is such a crucial factor in index investing.
  • How indices that might appear to track similar markets can differ dramatically in their underlying holdings and characteristics.
  • The importance of maintaining broad diversification and balance and understanding how an index is constructed.
MARK FITZGERLAND
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