Vanguard Advisers, Inc
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Vanguard Advisers, Inc operates as a financial advisory firm headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania. It administers $299.2 billion in assets under management over 634,470 accounts, placing it among the biggest firms in the country by assets under management (AUM). Vanguard Advisers, Inc has a very large team, including 1,612 financial advisors. Vanguard Advisers, Inc does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning it cannot buy and sell securities for its customers' and own accounts and instead has to go through a broker-dealer firm to do so. Securities are exchangable financial assets like stocks, options and bonds.
Vanguard Advisers, Inc oversees more than half of the firm's accounts in a discretionary manner. Discretionary management signifies that an investment advisor has the discretion to make buy and sell judgments without needing to seek the client's permission. The company also has 286,357 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $180.0 billion in assets. The advisory firm supervises roughly $471,259 for every account. The typical advisor at Vanguard Advisers, Inc oversees around 394 client accounts.
The firm's main office is at 100 Vanguard Blvd, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355. Vanguard Advisers, Inc is legally permitted to serve clients across 51 U.S. states and territories.
Assets Under Management
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Vanguard Advisers, Inc by the Numbers
Products and Services
Vanguard Advisers, Inc offers a number of services, which can include financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and selection of other advisers. In the prior fiscal year, it provided 203500 of its accounts with financial planning services. The firm does not sell products or offer services aside from investment advice to its investment advisory accounts. Vanguard Advisers, Inc is also affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with a broker-dealer or securities dealer, banking or thrift institution, trust company, insurance company or agency and commodity pool advisor.
Core Advisor Services
Offered by 31% of firms
Financial Planning Services
This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.
Offered by 46% of firms
This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.
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Market Timing Services
This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.
Offered by 20% of firms
Selection of Other Advisors
This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.
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Publication of Periodicals
This is the publication of various financial education materials.
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This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.
Fees for financial advice largely vary depending on the type of services provided. However, fees billed by the company most likely are comprised of some blend of the following fee structures: asset-based or fixed. The company does not provide a wrap fee program, in which the firm offers a bundle of services for a comprehensive fee.
Offered by 69% of firms
Percentage of AssetsShow Explanation
This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.
Offered by 32% of firms
Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.
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Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.
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Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.
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Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.
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Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.
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Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.
Types of Clients
The firm manages money for a broad range of customers. It provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors, pooled investment vehicles, pension plans, charitable organizations, state or municipal government entities, other investment advisers, corporations and other. Out of its 634,470 clients, Vanguard Advisers, Inc's largest client is retail investors, though it also serves 46,353 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as someone who has at least $750,000 under management or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who is deemed a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of the company's clients reside abroad.
- High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 5.84%
- Other Individuals - 94%
- Corporations - 0.04%
- Charitable Organizations - 0.12%
* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.
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