Vanguard Personal Advisor Services

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Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, federally registered in 1995, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 50 state(s) with a licensed staff of 922 advisors. Vanguard Personal Advisor Services manages $160.9 billion and provides investment advisory services for 592,736 clients (1:643 advisor/client ratio). This firm or an advisory affiliate has a disciplinary history (see below).

Last updated: November 11th, 2019. Data source: SEC filings.

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Top Advisor Mario Crociata
Avg Advisor Trust Score 87
Avg Advisor Years Registered 2
Minimum Investment $50,000
Average Client Balance $271,498
Total AUM $160.9 billion
Advisor / Client Ratio 1:643
Headquarters Malvern, PA
SEC Filings Forms and Brochures    (CRD # 106715)
State(s) Registered AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY


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Colleen wrote: Are Vanguard advisors restricted to the Vanguard family of funds?

10 months ago
Response from Jessica H at Investor.com

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services typically recommends Vanguard Funds but does allow the purchase or sale of third-party mutual funds. These transactions may be subject to a load or sales charge.

Malcolm T wrote: Does Vanguard have an office in Chicago, Illinois?

1 year ago
Response from Jessica H at Investor.com

Vanguard does not have physical locations, but their advisors are available to help via phone, email, or video conferencing.

Malcolm T wrote: Does your firm follow a fiduciary standard for all Broker to client relationship?

1 year ago
Response from Jessica H at Investor.com

Vanguard's Investment Advisors are required by federal law to follow a fiduciary duty that ensures their clients' interests are placed in front of their own when providing financial advice. However, Brokers (also known as Broker-Dealers) are not the same as Investment Advisors and are subject to a much less rigid suitability standard when they provide advice. Many firms, including Vanguard, offer both models. Before working with a financial professional, make sure to ask if they're acting as a Registered Investment Advisor or Broker-Dealer to understand their duty to you.

Neill P wrote: To what extent is each client's portfolio managed the same as all other clients or differently? Also are in-house trust services available to a client?

1 year ago
Response from Jessica H at Investor.com

Vanguard Personal Advisors Services provides custom financial plans for their clients. Using information relating to your financial situation, investment objectives, and willingness and ability to take risk, your advisor will formulate a financial plan and recommend an asset allocation and specific Vanguard Funds that are appropriate for you.

Vanguard National Trust Company, an affiliate of Vanguard, offers trust administration and investment management services customized to meet your needs, as well as those of your family and other beneficiaries. You'll want to contact an advisor to determine which service is right for you.

FinanceGuy wrote: Does Vanguard act as a fiduciary for all clients accounts, retirement and taxable?

1 year ago
Response from BlainR at Investor.com

Yes, all our research suggests Vanguard has clients best interest for all account types.