Successful investment management companies base their business on a core investment philosophy and Vanguard is no different. Although we offer many specific strategies an overarching theme runs through the investments we provide to clients – focus on those things within your control.

Too many investors focus on the markets, the economy, manager ratings, or the performance of an individual security or strategy, overlooking the fundamental principles that we believe can give them the best chance of success.

These principles have been intrinsic to our company since its inception, and they are embedded in its culture. For Vanguard, they represent both the past and the future – enduring principles that guide the investment decisions we make.

Goals
Balance
Costs
Discipline