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Are you a god? No, just a passive asset manager

Vanguard Group is at the center of the flight to passive equity, acting as a black hole near active management’s solar system, pulling more of its assets into its gravity field, crushing their higher fees into fractions of their former selves. The investment behemoth’s mutual fund business has always been its foundation, but at $3.4 trillion in U.S assets, growth is slowing, likely because there is only so many assets to go around.

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    Are you a god? No, just a passive asset manager

    Vanguard Group is at the center of the flight to passive equity, acting as a black hole near active management’s solar system, pulling more of its assets into its gravity field, crushing their higher fees into fractions of their former selves. The investment behemoth’s mutual fund business has always been its foundation, but at $3.4 trillion in U.S assets, growth is slowing, likely because there is only so many assets to go around.

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    Vanguard Group is at the center of the flight to passive equity, acting as a black hole near active management's solar system, pulling more of its assets into its gravity field, crushing their higher fees into fractions of their former selves. The investment behemoth's mutual fund business has always been its foundation, but at $3.4 trillion in U.S assets, growth is slowing, likely because there is only so many assets to go around. One thought I had in my musings about passive asset growth has been would there ever be a time when Vanguard manages every dollar of managed assets; that would be an epic battle with fellow titans BlackRock and SSGA would indeed be a must see pay-per-view event.