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What sets Vanguard apart – and lets Vanguard put investors first around the world – is the ownership structure of The Vanguard Group, Inc., in the United States.

Rather than being publicly traded or owned by a small group of individuals, The Vanguard Group is owned by Vanguard’s US-domiciled funds and ETFs. Those funds, in turn, are owned by their investors.

This unique mutual structure aligns our interests with those of our investors and drives the culture, philosophy and policies throughout the Vanguard organisation worldwide. As a result, United Kingdom’s investors benefit from Vanguard’s stability and experience, low-cost investing and client focus.

Vanguard Investment Insight Columns

Investment Insight - June 2017
The first of two articles on how to deal with behaviour that could derail investment discussions and decisions. 

Investment Insight - March 2017 
This is the key phrase in Vanguard's look into what's in store in 2017, according to chief economist Dr Peter Westaway. Portfolio returns are expected to be modest over the next five years, underscoring the need for discipline and low-cost strategies. Read highlights from Vanguard’s 2017 outlook in our recent Investment Insight.

Investment Insight - December 2016 
More and more institutional investors are seeing the benefits of a portfolio that represents the market rather than a portfolio that attempts to beat the market. Steven Charlton, Vanguard Europe's DC Proposition Manager, explains the theory of indexing and why low-cost investing matters.

Investment Insight - September 2016
The Brexit result was a shock for many, especially investors. They unceremoniously dumped UK equities, with the FTSE 100 falling more than 5% over the following two trading days. Steven Charlton, DC Proposition Manager at Vanguard Europe discusses what Brexit can teach us about retirement investing.

Investment Insight - June 2016
Because institutional investors are subject to their own unique circumstances, time horizons and tolerance for risk, every portfolio requires its own unique asset allocation. Daniel Wallick, Principal in Investment Strategy Group at Vanguard discusses the best approach to construct an institutional portfolio.

Investment Insight - March 2016
Thirty years ago, DC schemes were relatively new in the US to employers and employees alike. Today, they are the primary retirement savings vehicle for millions of employees. Steven Charlton, DC Proposition Manager at Vanguard Europe, shares Vanguard’s experience of these changes and the lessons we can learn as the UK DC market evolves.

Investment Insight - December 2015
Risk affects more than just investments. Steven Charlton, Vanguard Europe’s DC Proposition Manager, discusses the non-investment risks in a DC scheme and how good scheme design can help overcome them.

Investment Insight - September 2015
The recent changes in pension legislation have shifted attention away from accumulation to retirement income. Steve Charlton discusses some of the implications for trustees, pension providers and the investment industry.  

Investment Insight - June 2015
The recent changes in pension legislation have shifted attention away from accumulation to retirement income. Steve Charlton, Defined Contribution Proposition Manager, Europe at Vanguard Asset Management Ltd discusses some of the implications for trustees, pension providers and the investment industry.

Investment Insight - March 2015
Jim Norris, Managing Director at Vanguard International discusses the evolution of a modern DC plan.

Investment Insight - September 2014
Steven Charlton, Defined Contribution Proposition Manager, Europe at Vanguard Asset Management Ltd, discusses passive investing for DC schemes.

Further information

Steven Charlton
Defined Contribution Proposition Manager, Europe

Robyn Laidlaw
Head of Institutional, Europe and UK 

E-mail: uk_client_services@vanguard.co.uk

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