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.