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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, 88% 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 ten-year period, 6 of 6 Vanguard money market funds, 69 of 86 bond funds, 20 of 25 balanced funds, and 155 of 183 stock funds, or 250 of 300 Vanguard funds outperformed their peer group averages. All data as of March 31, 2022. Results will vary for other time periods. Only funds with a minimum ten 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 structure1 combined with fee structures that reward investment managers when they make money for you and penalize them if they don't—ensures we're solely focused on providing value to investors.

Few people realize we’re among the world’s largest active investment managers with more than $1.6 trillion entrusted to us by investors seeking outperformance.2  Active is in our DNA. We've had 46 years to hone a system that has delivered superior results for our investors year after year.  Dan Newhall Principal, Global Oversight and Manager Search

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
  • TimesSquare Capital Management
  • 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
  • RS Investments
  • Aristotle Capital Management
  • Vanguard Fixed Income Group
  • Marathon Asset Management
  • Hotchkis & Wiley
  • Lazard Asset Management
  • Cardinal Capital Management
  • Los Angeles Capital
  • ClearBridge Investments
  • Cooke & Bieler

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1 Vanguard is investor-owned. Investors own the funds that own Vanguard.

2 Assets under management are as of April 30, 2022.

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