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More than 45 years ago, John C. Bogle had a bold vision to start an investment company that did things differently to others.

A company with no shareholders. Where all profits were invested back into the company and used to lower the investment management costs for its investors. It was both bold and brilliant.

Today, Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. More than 30 million investors worldwide invest with us.

We still have no shareholders. Which means there’s no share price to protect, and no profits to generate for outside owners.

Our entire focus is on our investors.

AustraliaOpened 1996
25+ yearsServing investors in Australia
75+Funds
Vanguard GlobalFounded in 1975
$10+ trillionAssets under management
400+ Funds

2021

2021

Making investing even easier

Investing should become a regular habit. That’s why we launched Auto Invest on the Vanguard Personal Investor platform. This automated regular investments feature for Vanguard managed funds takes the guesswork out of deciding when and how often to invest.

2020

2020

Giving Australians greater control over their wealth

Simple to use, easy to understand, and low cost. Vanguard Personal Investor has been designed that way to deliver the very best we have to offer and a better financial future for all Australians. Providing direct access to Vanguard’s low-cost managed funds, ETFs, and top Australian shares, Vanguard Personal Investor has become the investment platform of choice for many investors.

2019

2019

A decade of strong growth

More and more Australian investors have discovered the benefits of using exchange traded funds to build their investment portfolio. A decade after we entered the Australian ETFs market, we became the largest ETFs manager in Australia.

2019

2019

Building our active funds range

Our first offering of fundamental active management to Australian investors, specifically designed to offer more low-cost choice. The launch of our Manager Select Series provides exposure to global markets and employs world-leading active management talent.

2018

2018

Aligning to investor values

We launched a range of ethically conscious funds across equities and fixed income, providing greater choice to investors wishing to reflect their values in their investment holdings. The funds added to our existing ESG offering, joining the Vanguard International Shares Select Exclusions Index Fund launched in November 2016.

2017

2017

Diversified portfolios in one trade

Another first for the Australian ETFs market. We launched a suite of four exchange traded funds designed to give Australian investors access to broadly diversified portfolios, matched to their risk profile.

2009

2009

Changing the way Australians invest

We’re driven by new ideas and new approaches to investing – always have been. In 2009 we launched our unique exchange traded funds for Aussie investors.

2004

2004

True transparency

When Vanguard Australia became the first fund manager in Australia to report after-tax returns, we gave our investors a clear picture of what we stood for. It might not seem like a big deal now, but when everyone else was avoiding the question, this bold commitment to transparency set us apart.

1998

1998

Taking off in Australia

With 20 years of investment experience behind them, it was time for Vanguard Group to spread its wings. In 1996, they established their very first office out of the US on Aussie soil, in Melbourne. Vanguard Australia was born. And in 1998, we were ready to launch Australia’s first index funds for retail investors.

1982

1982

Super by another name

In the US, 401(k) plans are employer-sponsored pension plans that work much like super in Australia. Once these plans became common practice in the 80s, we started offering investments and services to help Americans save for retirement.

1976

1976

Changing the game for individual investors

From day one, we’ve been on a mission to empower individual investors. Only a year in, we launched the first index mutual fund for individual investors. In 1986, we did the same with bond index funds and in 1990 we launched the world’s first international stock index funds.

1975

1975

A bold idea comes to life

On May 1, 1975, John C. Bogle brings his vision for a new kind of firm to life. Vanguard opened with 11 funds and $1.8 billion in net assets. Only a year later, we launched the first index mutual fund – known at Vanguard 500 Index Fund. Today, it’s one of the largest mutual funds in the world.

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2022 | Money Magazine

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2022 | Money Magazine

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