About 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.

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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.


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.

Vanguard difference

Our philosophy

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Our principles

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Vanguard in a nutshell

Our story

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Low cost, uncomplicated investments

Investors can't control the markets, but they can control costs. Every Swiss franc paid in fees is a Swiss franc 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.


Vanguard: Key facts and figures*

Headquarters

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA

Chairman

Mortimer J. Buckley

CEO

Mortimer J. Buckley

Funds offered

192 in the US, and 232 funds in the markets outside the US.

Headquarters

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA

Chairman

Mortimer J. Buckley

CEO

Mortimer J. Buckley

Funds offered

192 in the US, and 232 funds in the markets outside the US.

Founded

1975

Global assets

$6.2 trillion

Number of employees

More than 17,600 worldwide

Ownership

Client-owned**

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*Data as at 31 December 2019. 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.