Our role in helping you build a more secure and prosperous future was recently recognized by Morningstar, a firm that’s like-minded in its service to investors. On May 9, CEO Tim Buckley graciously accepted the 2019 U.S. Morningstar Award for Investing Excellence for Exemplary Stewardship­­ on behalf of Vanguard.

We were the first recipient of the award, which recognizes the asset manager that has shown an unwavering focus on serving the best interests of investors.

To qualify for the award, a firm must have received a Parent pillar rating of “positive.” The Parent pillar rating measures the quality of a firm’s care of investors’ capital and assesses a firm’s commitment to stewardship over salesmanship. A firm must also demonstrate an investor-focused corporate culture and an alignment of interests between investors and the people who control the destiny of the investment strategies.

Taking a stand for all investors

Vanguard is built for investors—and that makes us unique in the industry.

Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to serving your best interests. We advocate in favor of balanced, low-cost investment opportunities for all investors, and we represent your voice in Washington.

Our passion for giving all investors the best chance for investment success inspires our research, methodology, and unique perspectives. It’s the driving force behind everything we do, and we have no intention of slowing down.

A touching tribute to our founder

“This award is a testament to Jack Bogle’s vision: creating a company owned by its clients* and operated solely in their interests. The same spirit of insurgency and client focus that inspired the formation of Vanguard 4 decades ago will continue to guide our work today and in the future,” Tim Buckley said.

*“Client owned” means that fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard.


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