The Vanguard investment story

Better investments by design

Changing the way the world invests

Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis who is featured in this video

Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis offers his perspective on Vanguard’s approach to asset management.


Greg Davis

Chief Investment Officer

What makes our investment approach unique?


A track record of outperformance

A track record of outperformance

Investment management leaders John Ameriks, Kaitlyn Caughlin, Rodney Comegys, Greg Davis, and Sara Devereux explain how our discipline and focus on the long term lead to strong results.

John Ameriks, Global Head of Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group, who is featured in this video with other Vanguard investment management leaders.

Investment management leaders John Ameriks, Kaitlyn Caughlin, Rodney Comegys, Greg Davis, and Sara Devereux explain how our discipline and focus on the long term lead to strong results.

How we stack up against the competition
This image shows the percentage of Vanguard funds that have outperformed their peer group averages over three, five, and ten years. Seventy-eight percent of our funds have outperformed over three years, 80% have outperformed over five years, and 86% have outperformed over ten years.

A spectrum of enduring ETFs and mutual funds

A spectrum of enduring ETFs and mutual funds

Molly Concannon, head of product strategy, and Matthew Brancato, head of Institutional Investor Services, discuss how we develop our diverse investment lineup.

Molly Concannon, head of product strategy at Vanguard, who is featured in this video, along with Matthew Brancato, head of Vanguard Institutional Investor Services.

Molly Concannon, head of product strategy, and Matthew Brancato, head of Institutional Investor Services, discuss how we develop our diverse investment lineup.

Made to last
A rigorous process guides every product launch
An abstract design representing the consistent set of standards that Vanguard considers before deciding whether to launch a product. For Vanguard to launch a new product, the product must have investment merit, fulfill the long-term needs of its targeted clients, deliver a compelling advantage over competitors, and be feasible to launch from a legal, regulatory, and risk standpoint.
As we evaluate product ideas, we ask ourselves these questions:

Does the product have enduring investment merit?

Does the product fulfill the long-term needs of its targeted clients?

Can we deliver a compelling advantage over competitors?

Is it feasible to launch the product?


Explore our roots and capabilities

Explore our roots and capabilities

Join us for a look at how we manage active funds.

Gemma Wright-Casparius, a senior portfolio manager in Vanguard Fixed Income Group, who is featured in this video on our active management capabilities with other Vanguard investment management leaders.

Join us for a look at how we manage active funds.

A history of enduring funds and uncommon results in active management
This image shows the percentage of Vanguard active funds that outperformed their peer group averages. Eighty-four percent of these funds outperformed over three years, 90% outperformed over five years, and 95% outperformed over ten years.


See our investment professionals in action

See our investment professionals in action

Peek inside our process, and meet the professionals managing our index funds.

Two Vanguard investment professionals working on our fixed income trading floor.

Peek inside our process, and meet the professionals managing our index funds.

Leading the way with pioneering index funds

A principled, timeless approach

A principled, timeless approach

Kaitlyn Caughlin, head of Vanguard Portfolio Review Group, and Joe Davis, Vanguard’s global chief economist, explain the standards behind our time-tested approach.

Kaitlin Coughlin, head of Vanguard Portfolio Review Group, who is featured in this video with Joe Davis, head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, on our approach to investment management.

Kaitlyn Caughlin, head of Vanguard Portfolio Review Group, and Joe Davis, Vanguard’s global chief economist, explain the standards behind our time-tested approach.

Our proven approach to investment management
Deep expertise

Vanguard attracts and retains experienced, passionate portfolio managers with diverse backgrounds and proven track records of producing strong outcomes for investors.

13 yrs

Average external relationship

92 yrs

Tenure of oldest fund

45 yrs

Longest external relationship

Disciplined risk-taking

Our long-term perspective affords us the patience to take risks only when both the rewards and the likelihood of success are greatest.

A long-term perspective

Maximizing risk and rewards

A team-based approach

Building risk management into the process

Deep global expertise

Leveraging resources across the world

Global perspectives

Our scale and global investment management capabilities position us to give clients worldwide the potential to achieve long-term success.

19/12

19 offices in 12 countries

30

More than 30 million clients

25/4

25 advisors across 4 continents


An unwavering focus
Three generations of a family laughing together
A community of investors
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Vanguard is the trusted name in investing. Since our founding in 1975, we’ve put investors first.