Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
AFR Smart Investor Awards recognises Vanguard

Melbourne, 21 September 2010 – Vanguard Investments Australia (Vanguard) has been named the 2010 Fund Manager of the Year by AFR Smart Investor magazine.

The awards acknowledge the leading products and services in the fields of investment, finance, banking and insurance. The winners are chosen by AFR Smart Investor in conjunction with research houses InfoChoice, Morningstar and Rice Warner Actuaries.

To be eligible for the Fund Manager of the Year category AFR Smart Investor takes a fund universe above $5 million in size and filters it using Morningstar ratings of investment grade or above. It then makes a qualitative assessment of fund managers' people and processes and their short, medium, and longer-term track records (incorporating both return and risk) relative to competitors, to identify the premier choices in the Australian funds management industry

Vanguard’s range of funds performed strongly across the categories. In addition to the overall award, Vanguard was nominated in six categories, and won the Multi-Sector – Growth category for the Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund.

Robin Bowerman, Principal and Head of Retail, said:
“The team at Vanguard is delighted to be recognised by these awards and awarded the prestigious title of Fund Manager of the Year. What really matters to us is recognition by advisers and investors of the value of our investment philosophy that is based on low-cost, broadly diversified products.”


Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd (ABN 72 072 881 086 / AFS Licence 227263) is the product issuer. We have not taken your circumstances into account when preparing the above information so it may not be applicable to your circumstances. You should consider your circumstances and our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) or prospectus before making any investment decision. You can access our PDS or prospectus on our website or by calling us. This information was prepared in good faith and we accept no liability for any errors or omissions. Past performance is not an indication of future performance.

We are the trustee of: Vanguard® Personal Superannuation Plan ABN 81 550 468 553.© 2010 Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd. All rights reserved. ‘Vanguard’, ‘Vanguard Investments’, ‘LifeStrategy’ and the ship logo are the trademarks of The Vanguard Group, Inc.

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* As at 30 June 2010
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