Consistency is key

Managed by our global Fixed Income Group, our active fixed income funds are founded on a commitment to deliver value to investors by focusing on consistent, long-term alpha generation and reducing downside risk.

We believe a long-term approach, based on bottom-up security selection, to deliver consistent returns can help investors and our clients meet their objectives. We began managing active bond portfolios 35 years ago – today, we are one of the largest active fixed income managers in the world, with more than USD 1.6 trillion (1) in active fixed income assets globally.

1 Source: Vanguard. Data as at 30 September 2023.

We’re built for success

Investment talent

Our deep specialisation and collaborative culture are the foundation of our investment process.


We seek outperformance while staying true to the character and objective of each fund.

Low costs

Our scale and client-owned structure in the US (2) allow us to offer lower fees so that clients keep more of their returns.

Diversified alpha

Our teams seek to outperform by constructing diversified portfolios of high-information ratio strategies rather than relying on concentrated risk positions.

Smart risk-taking

Risk optimisation is an integral part of our investment process, and lower fees enable us to deliver competitive net alpha without taking undue risk.

The Vanguard Group Inc. (VGI) is owned by Vanguard’s US-domiciled mutual funds and ETFs. While VGI’s ownership structure can’t be replicated outside of the US, we believe that this unique mutual structure aligns Vanguard’s interests with those of our investors globally.

Our active fixed income product range

Vanguard Global Credit Bond Fund

A core fixed income portfolio, designed for outperformance with a bottom-up approach to security selection.

More about the Global Credit Bond Fund

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Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Fund

An emerging markets bond portfolio designed to outperform by identifying diversified sources of alpha while avoiding the potential for significant drawdown.

More about the Emerging Markets Bond Fund

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Vanguard Fixed Income Forum 2023

The Vanguard Fixed Income Forum 2023

In this series of four thematic webinars, Vanguard’s senior fixed income thought leaders debate the most pressing issues confronting bond investors today and how to tackle them.

Vanguard Fixed Income Forum 2023

Investment risk information

The value of investments, and the income from them, may fall or rise and investors may get back less than they invested.

Some funds invest in emerging markets which can be more volatile than more established markets. As a result the value of your investment may rise or fall.

Investments in smaller companies may be more volatile than investments in well-established blue chip companies.

Funds investing in fixed interest securities carry the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment and the level of income may fluctuate. Movements in interest rates are likely to affect the capital value of fixed interest securities. Corporate bonds may provide higher yields but as such may carry greater credit risk increasing the risk of default on repayment and erosion of the capital value of your investment. The level of income may fluctuate and movements in interest rates are likely to affect the capital value of bonds.

The Vanguard Emerging Markets Bond Fund and Vanguard Global Credit Bond Fund may use derivatives, including for investment purposes, in order to reduce risk or cost and/or generate extra income or growth. For all other funds they will be used to reduce risk or cost and/or generate extra income or growth. The use of derivatives could increase or reduce exposure to underlying assets and result in greater fluctuations of the Funds net asset value. A derivative is a financial contract whose value is based on the value of a financial asset (such as a share, bond, or currency) or a market index.

Some funds invest in securities which are denominated in different currencies. Movements in currency exchange rates can affect the return of investments.

For further information on risks please see the “Risk Factors” section of the prospectus on our website.

Important information

This is a marketing communication.

This is directed at professional investors and should not be distributed to, or relied upon by retail investors.

For further information on the fund's investment policies and risks, please refer to the prospectus of the UCITS and to the KID before making any final investment decisions.

The information contained herein is not to be regarded as an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy or sell securities in any jurisdiction where such an offer or solicitation is against the law, or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation, or if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax, or investment advice. Potential investors are urged to consult their professional advisers on the implications of making an investment in, holding or disposing of shares and /or units of, and the receipt of distribution from any investment.

Potential investors will not benefit from the protection of the FinSA on assessing appropriateness and suitability.

The Manager of Vanguard Investment Series plc is Vanguard Group (Ireland) Limited. Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH is a financial services provider, providing services in the form of purchase and sales according to Art. 3 (c)(1) FinSA. Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH will not perform any appropriateness or suitability assessment. Furthermore, Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH does not provide any services in the form of advice. Vanguard Investment Series plc has been authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a UCITS. Prospective investors are referred to the Funds' prospectus for further information. Prospective investors are also urged to consult their own professional advisors on the implications of making an investment in, and holding or disposing shares of the Funds and the receipt of distributions with respect to such shares under the law of the countries in which they are liable to taxation.

Vanguard Investment Series plc has been approved for offer in Switzerland by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The information provided herein does not constitute an offer of Vanguard Investment Series plc in Switzerland pursuant to FinSA and its implementing ordinance. This is solely an advertisement pursuant to FinSA and its implementing ordinance for Vanguard Investment Series plc. The Representative and the Paying Agent in Switzerland is BNP Paribas Securities Services, Paris, succursale de Zurich, Selnaustrasse 16, 8002 Zurich. Copies of the Articles of Incorporation, KID, Prospectus, Declaration of Trust, By-Laws, Annual Report and Semiannual Report for these funds can be obtained free of charge from the Swiss Representative or from Vanguard Investments Switzerland GmbH via our website.

The Manager of the Ireland domiciled funds may determine to terminate any arrangements made for marketing the shares in one or more jurisdictions in accordance with the UCITS Directive, as may be amended from time-to-time.

For investors in Ireland domiciled funds, a summary of investor rights is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.

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