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March 16, 2022

James Rowley, Jr.

Head of Investor Research Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

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Non-total market index funds capture the majority of index fund assets
Chart shows assets under management (AUM) for non-total market index funds, total market index funds, and active funds from January 1995 through December 2020. Non-total market index funds saw the largest growth over that period, with AUM nearly equal to that of active funds by the end of 2020. Market share of total market index funds was consistently smaller than that of non-total market index funds.
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