About us

A different kind of investement firm

Our mission: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Our difference

Our difference

Vanguard is an investment company not quite like any other. Vanguard was founded in the United States in 1975 on a simple but revolutionary idea: that an investment company should manage the funds it offers in the sole interest of its clients.

Our difference

We believe four simple principles can improve your chances of investment success.

Think about goals

The best way to work toward an investment goal is to start by defining it clearly, take a level-headed look at the means of getting there, and then create a detailed, specific plan. This could be anything from saving for retirement, to buying a home.

Stay balanced

A sound investment strategy starts with an asset allocation suitable for the portfolio’s objective. The allocation should be built upon reasonable expectations for risk and returns and should use diversified investments to avoid exposure to unnecessary risks. 

Keep costs low

Investors cannot control the markets, but they can often control what they pay to invest. The lower your costs, the greater your share of an investment’s return.



Maintain perspective and long-term discipline

Sometimes our emotions can lead us to make simple mistakes when investing. The most successful investors are often those who invest for the long term and don’t tinker with their portfolios too much.

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The Vanguard effect comes to South America

Our client-focused approach is anchored in the ownership structure of The Vanguard Group, which aligns our interests with those of our clients. As a result, investors in the Americas benefit from Vanguard’s stability and experience, low costs, and client focus.

Providing low-cost investments isn't a pricing strategy for us. It's how we do business. A relentless mission to keep costs low

We listen carefully to our clients

Aproach has earned us the trust of millions of investors and allowed us to become one of the world’s largest investment management companies, with a presence in Europe, Australia, and Asia as well as the Americas.


Providing low-cost investments isn't a pricing strategy for us. It's how we do business.

We believe in giving investors access to broadly diversified investment solutions at a low cost. The less you pay for investments, the more you get to keep from your potential returns.  


Our unique ownership structure aligns our interests with those of our investors

At Vanguard, we don’t have any outside owners, so we don’t need to worry about a stock price or about generating profits for outside owners. This helps us keep costs low, so more of our client´s money stays in their pocket—where it belongs.

Notes: This hypothetical illustration depicts the potential impact of Vanguard's ownership structure. All other factors being equal, Vanguard's ownership structure may allow investors to keep more of their investment returns. The proportions shown do not represent any specific company's actual distribution of returns or percentage operating expenses.

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Our management team

Head of Vanguard's Americas business
Kathleen C. Bock

Kathleen C. Bock is a principal and head of Vanguard's Americas business, which includes Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Before joining the International Division, Ms. Bock was Vanguard's chief audit executive. She also spent time in Corporate Financial Services and Fund Financial Services. Before coming to Vanguard in 1997, Ms. Bock worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held numerous financial management positions in the United States and Europe.

Ms. Bock holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Temple University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Head of Vanguard´s Latin America
Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernández serves as Head of Latin America at Vanguard. Responsible for business strategy and execution for Vanguard’s Mexico and Latin America businesses. Before joining Vanguard in 2017, Mr. Hernández worked at BlackRock as director and head of institutional sales, where he was responsible for managing the commercial strategy and sales teams of the institutional business in México.

Mr. Hernández has also held roles as director and head of iShares sales, México, and as vice president of institutional sales for iShares México. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Hernández held several positions that included working in real estate in San Francisco, California, and investment banking in Uruguay.

Mr. Hernández has a degree in business administration from the Catholic University of Uruguay and a post- graduate degree in finance from the ORT Uruguay University and a master's degree in business administration from the Berkeley University of California.

Head of Legal and Compliance Vanguard Latin America
Juan S. Nito

Juan S. Nito is the Head of Legal and Compliance for Vanguard Latin America since 2018. Before joining Vanguard Mr. Nito held senior positions at financial institutions. Previous to that, he was a senior associate in the financial practice of a top tier Mexican law firm. Mr. Nito has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, locally and internationally with a focus in Latin-America.

Mr. Nito has a J.D. from Universidad Panamericana and has a Masters in Banking and Finance Law from Boston University.

Head of Wealth Management Vanguard Latin America
Pablo Bernal

Pablo is the Head of Wealth Management Business Development for Latin America. Based in Mexico City, he´s in-charge of managing Vanguard relationship with the region´s asset managers, RIAs and private banks. Prior to joining Vanguard in 2017, Mr. Bernal was an equity portfolio manager at Sherpa Capital where he managed local and global investment strategies. He began his career in the investment management industry as a business development analyst at BlackRock in Mexico City.

PabloBernal is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and holds a B.A. in public accounting and financial strategy from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). 

Head of Institutional Sales Vanguard Latin America
Adriana Rangel

Adriana Rangel is the Head of Institutional Sales for Latin America. Responsible for the design and execution of the business strategy in the Institutional client segment at Vanguard México, which includes the positioning of passive and active solutions such as ETFs and Mutual funds, as well as investment advisory services between Afores, Insurers, Corporations. and other participants in the stock market such as Brokerage Houses and Stock Exchanges.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Ms. Rangel spent six years at BlackRock where she was Director of iShares Global Markets for Latin America, focused on strengthening the operating ecosystem of local and global ETFs. Previously, she served as Equity Sales Trader at UBS and was Money Market Trader at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ms. Rangel has a degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and is co-founder of Mujeres en Finanzas, an organization that seeks to promote the development and professional empowerment of women in the financial sector.

Head of Marketing Vanguard Latin America
Mayolo Ortiz

Mayolo Ortiz serves as Head of Marketing for Latin America where he is responsible for the Marketing, PR, Digital and Communication strategy for the whole region.

Before joining Vanguard in 2018, Mr. Ortiz worked at AIG (American International Group) for 5 years. Most recently, he served as Director of Commercial Strategy and Support, responsible for the commercial strategy for the traditional channel including the value proposition for the intermediaries and the creation of sales contest, incentives and bonuses in order to enhance the goals of the traditional channel. Mr. Ortiz has also held roles as Marketing Distribution Manager and Marketing Services Head for the Mexican operation. Prior to AIG, Mr. Ortiz held several leadership positions in institutions such as CitiBanamex (Citi Group), AXA Insurance, Grupo Arcor and Ogilvy, which allows him tools to understand both institutional and retail markets as well as financial and non-financial sectors, with more than 20 years of experience on Marketing, Communication & Commercial Strategy,

Mr. Ortiz holds a bachelor´s degree on Marketing from the Universidad Anahuac de Mexico. 

Head of Operations Vanguard Latin America
Perla Sánchez

Perla Sánchez is Head of Operations and Client Services for Vanguard Latin America. Prior to becoming part of Vanguard in March 2019, Ms. Sanchez worked at BlackRock as Vice President of Operation in Mexico. Most recently in she leads the management and oversight of Operations in Mexican and Client Services in Vanguard Latam, as well as supporting the implementation and assessment of new product initiatives. She is focused on enhancing critical operational processes and providing continuity to the global alignment with the operations of our local domiciled product, VMEX. In addition, she participated in the integration and alignment of the Mexican structure business, implementation and optimization of systems and procedures.

Ms. Sanchez holds a B.A. and a Masters degree honors in finance from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).