At Vanguard, investors can earn more over time simply by keeping more of their investment returns. Unlike other investment companies, we don't have outside owners taking a portion of clientsâ€™ returns. With no other parties to answer to, we can keep costs low and we can make every decision solely with investors' interests in mind. Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies. We offer low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services to financial professionals, institutional investors, and individual investors. As of December 31, 2015, we managed more than $3.4 trillion in U.S. and international mutual fund assets. In addition, we have 175 U.S. â€“based mutual funds and 144 other funds in non-U.S. markets.