Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH belongs to The Vanguard Group, Inc. an independent investment company. The Vanguard Group has more than 3,534 billion francs in global assets under management (as at 30/06/2016). Unlike other investment management companies, The Vanguard Group, Inc. is completely owned by its clients in the USA. Thanks to this mutual ownership structure, the company is free of conflicts of interests and can concentrate fully on the needs of its clients. The Vanguard Group has over 40 years experience with index funds. Since 1998, Vanguard has supported institutional clients in Switzerland in achieving their investment goals.