Invest with an indexing leader

16 February 2018 | Topical insights


A tradition of indexing

With more than USD 4.9 trillion1 in assets under management, The Vanguard Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest mutual fund companies. As a pioneer of index investing, it's no surprise to learn that around three-quarters of our assets, USD 3.7 trillion1, are in passive, or indexed, strategies.


Thousands of institutional and professional investors have relied on us for low-cost index-based mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that help position their portfolios for success.

Since introducing the first index mutual fund for US individual investors in 1976, Vanguard has developed a diversified line-up of indexed products in markets around the world. Our investment professionals manage index mutual funds and ETFs that cover the broad equity and fixed income markets, as well as subsets of each.

Our ETFs benefit from the same indexing expertise that made Vanguard a world leader in index mutual funds. Since launching our first ETF in the US in 2001, our worldwide ETF assets under management have grown to more than USD 902 billion.1

We believe the steady growth of our ETF and other indexed assets is a testament both to the skill of our people and to the trust our clients have placed in us.

1 Source: Vanguard, as at 31 December 2017.



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