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Vanguard - Who we are


Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment management companies. Whether you are an individual investor, institution, or financial professional, you can benefit from the size, stability, and experience that we offer.

Our core purpose
To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Quick Vanguard facts

Corporate headquarters

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania


May 1, 1975

First fund

Wellington Fund (inception date: July 1, 1929)

U.S. offices

Charlotte, North Carolina
Scottsdale, Arizona
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

International offices

Investors around the world can benefit from Vanguard's low costs, client focus, and time-tested investment philosophy:

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Brisbane, Australia
Hong Kong
London, England
Melbourne, Australia
Paris, France
Perth, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo, Japan
Toronto, Canada
Zurich, Switzerland

Total assets

More than $2 trillion in U.S. and international mutual funds (as of September 30, 2013)

Number of funds

Approximately 170 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios), plus additional funds in international markets

Chairman and CEO

F. William McNabb III

Board of directors

Our board members

Top management

Our management team

Number of employees

More than 14,000 in U.S. and international locations (as of September 30, 2013)

Average expense ratio

0.19% (expenses as a percentage of 2013 average net assets)

Mailing address

P.O. Box 2900, Valley Forge, PA 19482


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