Vanguard Investments Canada

Office address: Bay Adelaide Centre, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2500 Toronto, ON M5H 4E3 
Year established: 2011 (Canada) 
Company type: investment firm, financial services provider 
Employees:  51-200
Expertise: finance 
Parent company: The Vanguard Group 
CEO and key people: Kathleen Bock, Managing Director 
Financing status: -

Vanguard Investments Canada is an investment management firm that takes pride in offering high quality products at low prices. Vanguard has established itself as a leader in the investment management sector, catering to a diverse range of clients including individual investors, institutional investors, and financial advisors. Vangard Investments Canada is a member of The Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest asset managers with US$7.1 trillion in assets under management.   

History of Vanguard Investments Canada 

Since The Vanguard Group’s launch in Pennsylvania USA 1975, Vanguard has been driven by a unique mission:  

  • to take a stand for all investors 
  • to treat them fairly 
  • to give them the best chance for investment success 

The man behind this investment approach is John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and creator of index investing. This has been the cornerstone of Vanguard's philosophy, guiding its growth and operations in Canada since 2011. 

Products and Services of Vanguard Investments Canada 

  • ETFs and mutual funds: Vanguard offers a comprehensive range of ETFs and mutual funds, designed to meet various investment goals and strategies 
  • Investor education: Vanguard offers learning tools on ETF basics and investment strategies 

Culture at Vanguard Investments Canada 

Vanguard’s ownership structure is unique in the industry: the company is owned by its member funds. And these funds are owned by investors. In effect, Vanguard is owned by its clients and investors. 

Vanguard's culture is deeply rooted in its core values of integrity, focus, and stewardship. The company fosters a collaborative environment where every team member contributes to its mission. Vanguard prioritizes diversity and inclusion, ensuring a workplace where different perspectives are valued.   

About Vanguard Investments Canada Managing Director Kathleen Bock 

In her role as Managing Director, Kathleen Bock oversees and manages Vanguard’s operations in Canada.  

Before joining Vanguard in 1997, Bock held various management positions in the US and Europe. Her career at Vanguard saw leadership roles as Principal and Assistant Treasurer and Chief Audit Executive. She was appointed Managing Director for Canada in 2014. 

Bock has an accounting degree from Temple University and is part of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program. She is part of Wealth Professional’s Hot List 2021.  

Future at Vanguard Investments Canada 

Throughout the years, Vanguard Investments Canada's focus has been on delivering long-term value to its investors. By staying true to its mission of taking a stand for investors, Vanguard Investments Canada will remain a prominent figure in Canada’s financial services industry. 

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