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Fast facts about Vanguard

Began operations
May 1, 1975
Oldest fund
Wellington Fund (inception: July 1, 1929)
Total assets
About $7.2 trillion in global assets under management, as of January 31, 2021
Number of funds
About 209 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios) and about 232 additional funds in markets outside the United States, as of January 31, 2021
Number of investors
More than 30 million investors, in about 170 countries, as of January 31, 2021
Average expense ratio
0.09% (U.S. asset-weighted fund expenses as a percentage of 2020 average net assets)
Chairman and CEO
Mortimer J. Buckley
Number of employees (crew)
About 17,300 in the United States and abroad, as of January 31, 2021
Core purpose
To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success

Corporate headquarters
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

U.S. mailing address
P.O.Box 2600
Valley Forge, PA 19482

U.S. offices

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.

International offices

  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • London, England
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paris, France
  • Shanghai, China
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Zurich, Switzerland