Gerard O’Reilly is a principal of Vanguard Group, and has been with Vanguard since 1992., and has managed stock index portfolios since 1994. Vanguard uses a global team approach to management and trading in which portfolio managers manage and trade assets locally. In addition, each portfolio manager is able to carry out other team members’ responsibilities.
The Vanguard group is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with $4.5 trillion in asset under management (as of September 2017). The group was founded in 1975 and is known most prominently for its extensive range of passive products, which span all asset classes.
The group expanded its business globally starting in 1996 and currently serves over 20 million investors from more than 150 countries worldwide and has over 15,000 employees.