About Vanguard


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.

At Vanguard we believe in offering clients the best chance of investment success. We think we can achieve this through low costs, straightforward products and being aligned with our clients' goals.

My name is Sean Hagerty. I'm the managing director of Vanguard Europe.

We're a different kind of investment company. We believe in making money for investors, not from them. Thanks to our mutual ownership in the US, we're in a position to keep costs low without compromising on quality. Our investors keep more of their returns and can potentially earn more over time.

We build straightforward products, presented in a plain-talking manner. Our funds offer easy access to a diversified range of assets. The funds we offer, the services we provide, every decision we make, is designed to benefit you, the client.

Vanguard was founded in 1975 and it is now one of the largest asset managers in the world. We think our growth over the last 40 years comes from taking a stand for all investors and treating them fairly. We are committed to bringing our UK and European clients the same benefits that have driven our growth globally.

The 'Vanguard difference' is helping millions of investors around the world. I hope we can help you to achieve investment success.

Thank you for listening.

Vanguard facts and figures*

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
Mortimer J. Buckley
Mortimer J. Buckley
Funds offered
210 in the US, and 207 funds in the markets outside the US.
Founded in
Global AUM
USD 8 trillion*
Client owned**
Number of employees
17,300+ worldwide

*Data as at 30 September 2021. 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.

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.

Our philosophy

Read more about what makes Vanguard different.


Our principles

Discover our four principles for investment success.


Our story

Get the quick overview of who Vanguard is.


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

Important Information

Gender Pay Gap report

In accordance with UK legislation, Vanguard has calculated gender pay gap data to show the difference in average pay and bonuses between all men and women in our UK workforce.

Women in finance

Vanguard is a signatory to the Women in finance charter which is a commitment by HM Treasury and its signatories to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.

Assessment of value report

The report is an annual self-assessment of whether Vanguard provide value for our clients and is a requirement under rules introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

COVID-19 work based risk assessment

Work-based risk assessment in response to COVID-19.

Vanguard Investment Stewardship 2020 Annual Report

This report outlines our global investment stewardship efforts for the 12 months ended June 30, 2020 and provides greater disclosure of our proxy voting and engagement activities.