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Vanguard's active fund range reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver the best outcomes for investors.

We leverage our scale and deep capabilities to identify and access both internal and external investment talent globally that might otherwise be out of reach to the average UK investor - all at low-cost and with the added benefit of Vanguard’s robust oversight and due diligence.

Key features:

A proven process that separates product oversight and investment management, founded on three core principles:


An ongoing commitment to driving down costs



Unique access to a vast talent pool – both internal and external



Designed for the long term with your clients in mind



Vanguard has a deep history of active management, having managed active funds since our beginning in 1975.


With over £1 trillion in active assets (as at September 2019), we are one of the largest active managers in the world.

Our process:

Our active fund process is governed by Vanguard’s Global Investment Committee (GIC) which is led by our CEO, Tim Buckley, and staffed with senior-level leaders who directly ensure decisions are made with the best interest of clients at the forefront.

This process applies to both our sub-advised fund range (comprising equity and multi-asset funds) and our internally managed fund range (comprising fixed income and quantitative equity) ensuring that there is a separation of oversight and investment management across the range.

In addition to our actively managed funds we also offer a range of active ETFs.

Vanguard Active U.K. Equity Fund

Managed by: Baillie Gifford and Marathon

Two complementary active managers combined to deliver long-term capital growth in a low-cost UK equity fund.

 Product details

Vanguard Global Credit Bond Fund

Managed by: Vanguard Fixed Income Group

Invests in a broadly diversified portfolio of global credit bonds including high quality bonds from corporate issuers, government agencies and also supranational organisations around the world.

 Product details

 Quarterly fund update

Vanguard Global Equity Fund

Managed by: Baillie Gifford and Wellington Management

Our blend of two globally renowned managers, one growth and one value, aims to benefit from the broad opportunity set in global equities.

 Product details

 Quarterly fund update

Vanguard Global Emerging Markets Fund

Managed by: Baillie Gifford, Pzena and Oaktree

Three traditional, bottom-up active managers, each with a complementary style, are blended together to deliver long-term capital growth in a core emerging markets fund.

 Product details

 Quarterly fund update

Vanguard Global Equity Income Fund

Managed by: Wellington Management and Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group (QEG)

Two complementary managers, one traditional bottom-up and one quantitative, aim to deliver a core equity income fund. The managers will target higher yielding shares while maintaining capital growth.

 Product details

 Quarterly fund update

Vanguard Global Balanced Fund

Managed by: Wellington Management

An established global fund manager aims to deliver income with capital growth through a portfolio of dividend-paying stocks and investment-grade bonds.

 Product details

 Quarterly fund update

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The value of investments, and the income from them, may fall or rise and investors may get back less than they invested.