Vanguard Continues to Dominate the Fund Industry

Low fees have helped Vanguard field a competitive line-up of both active and passive strategies, and investors continue to flock to the firm as a result

Alec Lucas 3 July, 2018 | 12:48PM

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle

Vanguard remains a class act at the top of the fund world, and it is poised to stay that way under new CEO Tim Buckley, a firm veteran who took over in January of this year. The firm Buckley inherited has come a long way since its days as a disruptive upstart in the 1970s, but it hasn’t lost its drive to bring more investors into the fold and further transform the industry it now dominates.

Its size and prominence, though, do not exclude it from pressures other industry participants face, and in certain respects they introduce challenges that are uniquely Vanguard’s own.

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Alec Lucas  is a Senior Analyst, Equity Strategies, Manager Research at Morningstar

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