Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley encourages Australian advisers to embrace technology in an increasingly digital world

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Vanguard Australia has hosted its annual adviser roadshow virtually, featuring Global CEO Tim Buckley, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist Qian Wang and Senior Economist Alexis Gray. This year’s theme ‘Forward’ heralds Vanguard’s commitment to supporting advisers manage client relationships and build their businesses in a world that is increasingly digitally enabled. Speaking to nearly one thousand financial

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Vanguard records strongest ever year in ETF inflows despite extraordinary market volatility in 2020

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Vanguard Australia has recorded A$5.7 billion in ETF inflows in 2020 (up 12 per cent from 2019), making it the best ever year on record according to the latest figures released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. In addition to leading cash flows, Vanguard remains the largest issuer of ETFs by assets under

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More diversity in ETF flows as investors move off the cash sidelines

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Despite ongoing global economic and geopolitical uncertainty, flows into equities and bonds continued to increase in Q3 2020 according to the latest figures released by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. A$1.9b flowed into international equities compared to A$1.18b into domestic equities in the September quarter, reversing the home-preference trend evident in the June

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Vanguard bolsters Risk Management with new executive appointment

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Vanguard Australia has announced the appointment of Curt Jacques as Head of Risk Management, joining the fund manager’s Australian Executive Team. Based in Sydney, Mr Jacques’ appointment follows a comprehensive recruitment process and joins Vanguard Australia as it continues its growth and expansion of low cost, high quality products and services for Australian investors. Vanguard

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Income focused approach exposing retirees to greater risk

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According to new Vanguard analysis, investor portfolios built on a dividend-focused strategy will need to be 100 per cent allocated to equities and greatly elevate their portfolio risk, to meet most income needs in the current low yield environment. Published this week, Vanguard’s latest research paper on the total returns approach An enduring solution for low

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Vanguard leads Australian ETF sales during 2020 as investors flock to investment manager

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Vanguard Australia was the largest seller of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the first half of 2020 following the release of sales for the June 2020 quarter. The $4.3 billion in new flows during the June quarter was the largest overall quarterly increase in sales on record. For the 2020 year to date Vanguard Australia

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Vanguard appoints new head to its Personal Investor business

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Vanguard Australia has announced that Balaji Gopal, currently Head of Product Strategy for Vanguard Australia, has been appointed to the role of head of its Personal Investor business and will join the asset manager’s Australian Executive Team. Mr Gopal’s appointment follows the return of Lori Mighton to Pennsylvania, United States following the successful launch of

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ETF market records third best quarter on record amid COVID chaos

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The Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) market weathered the storm in the first quarter of 2020, attracting a total of $3.8b in new inflows, making it the third strongest quarter on record according to latest figures from the ASX and Vanguard.  Despite COVID-19 causing uncertainty and unprecedented market volatility in the latter half of the

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Vanguard launches Personal Investor offer to give Australians greater control of their financial futures

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Vanguard has announced the launch of a new offer and purpose-built website for investors, as a step towards delivering a better financial future for all Australians. In an increasingly complex investing environment, Vanguard Personal Investor, combined with the new website, is a simple and straightforward investment offer that delivers a great client experience and provides

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Investors rush back to equities in Q4 as ETF market breaks records in 2019

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The Australian ETF market surpassed AUD $61b in assets under management (AUM) with record inflows for 2019 reaching over $13.7b according to the latest figures released by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and Vanguard. ETF industry inflows for 2019 far outpaced the $8.0b and $6.4b received in 2017 and 2018 respectively, with ETF assets growing at a compound annual growth rate of over

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