Ireland domiciled funds

Important notice

The below steps are aimed at professional corporate investors wishing to invest directly with Vanguard. If you are seeking to invest or open an account as an individual then please visit our personal investor website or call 0800 587 0460. The Vanguard Personal Investor platform offers a comprehensive service designed specifically for UK residents.

Before you get started, please check to find out which of our mutual funds are UK or Ireland domiciled.

Mutual funds

If you don't currently own any funds with Vanguard or if you are buying into a fund for the first time.

  • Complete the subscription form

    Please ensure that you complete all sections of the Subscription Agreement and include your contact information.

    Please fax the completed form to the Administrator at: +353 1 2417146 and mail it to:

    Vanguard Investment Series plc
    c/o Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration
    Attn: Transfer Agency
    Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration
    Services (Ireland) Limited
    30 Herbert Street
    Dublin 2
    D02 W329

    Subscriptions will not be permitted on your account until the Administrator, Brown Brothers Harriman Fund Administration, receives all required documentation by fax and sends you an account notification e-­mail containing your Vanguard account number.

  • Subscribe for shares

    Once you have received confirmation from the Administrator that your account has been set up, you are able to subscribe for shares.

    Please complete the purchase form and fax it to us before the daily dealing deadline. This ensures that your deal is priced at the fund's net valuation point.

  • Complete the electronic payment

    Payment should be made for the total cost of your investment, net of any bank charges, and transferred electronically to the bank account illustrated in our payment details form.

    Your bank may charge an electronic transfer or handling fee. The full subscription amount must be received on the second business day after the trade date (this is referred to as T+2).

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

If you would like to purchase, exchange or redeem shares in Vanguard exchange-traded funds (ETFs) only.

ETFs trade on the stock market just like company shares and are listed on most of the large stockbroking platforms.

Find out more about our ETF range.

Please contact your stockbroker regarding investing.

The London Stock Exchange maintains a directory of UK stockbrokers which you might find useful.

For any questions regarding our ETFs, please contact our Client Services team on:

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3753 4305  or UK freephone: 0800 032 3731

For any trading-related questions, please contact our Capital Markets team on:

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3753 6989

Frequently asked questions