Vanguard's index funds are designed to give you the tools you need to build low-cost diversified portfolios.

The Vanguard approach to indexing

Vanguard index tracker funds are designed to work as the building blocks of a successful investment portfolio. Core index providers are FTSE, MSCI and S&P Dow Jones for equities and Barclays for fixed income. Coverage includes emerging and developed markets, UK, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific and the US, as well as socially responsible investing (SRI). Funds are structured on the following characteristics:

Low cost

to maximise returns to investors


tracking error for consistent performance

Market capitalisation

weighted to reflect the whole market


Our approach to costs

Running costs are covered by the Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF), which delivers exceptional value and is among the lowest in the industry.

We ask all investors to pay for their own significant transactions costs, such as Stamp Duty Reserve Tax and the trading expenses caused by investors entering or exiting the fund (dilution), rather than charging those to existing investors in the fund.

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 The case for index fund investing for UK investors
In-depth white paper sets out how long-term investors can benefit from low-cost index funds.

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 0800 917 5508

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