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Active management can outperform—given the right combination of talent, discipline, and incentives strictly aligned with those of clients. And Vanguard has that in spades.


Vanguard funds are better investments by design. We only launch products that have enduring investment merit, fulfill long-term client needs, and have a compelling advantage over competitors. As a result, 91% of our actively managed funds have outperformed the average returns of their peer groups over 10 years.1

Vanguard's disciplined approach applies to our full suite of products across regions, asset classes, and investment styles—including alternative, ESG, and factor-driven strategies.

For the 10-year period, 6 of 6 Vanguard money market funds, 42 of 44 bond funds, 5 of 5 balanced funds, and 33 of 39 stock funds, or 86 of 94 Vanguard active funds outperformend their peer-group averages. All data as of December 31, 2023. Results will vary for other time periods. Only funds with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison.

Note that the competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results, and that all investments are subject to risks. For the most recent performance, visit our website at

Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company.

Exceptional talent

Vanguard’s scale and reputation attract world-class talent, both internal and external. Where else can you get so many top asset managers under one roof at low cost?

Proven discipline

Better investments by design through finely honed processes, risk controls, and oversight. There will be no surprises from Vanguard.

Unique alignment

Our investor-owned corporate structure,1 combined with fee structures that reward investment managers when they make money for you and penalize them if they don't, ensures that we're strongly focused on providing value to investors.


Jean Hynes
Jean M. Hynes, CFA
CEO of Wellington Management Company, Managing Partner and Equity Portfolio Manager
In investment management since 1991.

We partner with leading investment managers

  • Wellington Management Company
  • PRIMECAP Management Company
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Donald Smith & Company
  • Jennison Associates
  • Sanders Capital
  • ARGA Investment Management
  • ArrowMark Partners
  • Ariel Investments
  • Sprucegrove Investment Management
  • Schroder Investment Management North America
  • Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas
  • Pzena Investment Management
  • Frontier Capital Management
  • D. E. Shaw Investment Management
  • Stephens Investment Management Group
  • Ninety One North America
  • Aristotle Capital Management
  • Vanguard Fixed Income Group
  • Hotchkis & Wiley
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • Cardinal Capital Management
  • Los Angeles Capital Management
  • ClearBridge Investments
  • Cooke & Bieler

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