Vanguard Sees Strength In Exchange-Traded Funds


Vanguard says its low-cost high-quality approach to investing is resonating with investors around the world.

The company, headquartered in Valley Forge, said this year it continued to see strong adoption of its exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and in other countries.

Vanguard reported global ETF cash flow of more than $75 billion at the end of November and total global ETF assets of more than $442 billion.

“Vanguard’s value proposition is not confined by geographic boundaries,” said Tim Buckley, chief investment officer. “We will continue to seek to drive down the cost of investing for the clients whom we serve around the world.”

In the U.S., cash flow was strong in Vanguard’s lineup of 67 U.S.-based ETFs, with investors entrusting $63.5 billion to the firm through November 2014. Vanguard had $55 billion in cash flow into its U.S.-based ETFs in 2013. Total U.S. Vanguard ETF assets closed November with $422.5 billion. Also, Vanguard reported lower expense ratios on 22 ETFs over the past year, including reductions for some of its largest and most popular ETFs: the $48 billion Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF and the $24 billion Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF.

Vanguard is the world’s largest mutual fund company and one of the world’s largest investment management companies. Vanguard manages more than $3 trillion in global assets, including more than $442 billion in ETFs.

Connect With Your Community

Subscribe to stay informed!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.