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Richard Powers
Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard


Richard F. Powers is the head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard. He joined the firm in 1999.

His team is responsible for meeting with clients and prospects to discuss Vanguard’s ETF lineup, conducting surveillance of competitor products, publishing on noteworthy developments in the ETF marketplace and Vanguard lineup, and enhancing Vanguard’s ETF lineup via changes to existing products or launching new products.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Powers was a senior member of the Oversight and Manager Search Team, which is responsible for identifying subadvisory partners for Vanguard’s active fund lineup and monitoring the firm, people, process, portfolio, and performance of all existing Vanguard funds on behalf of Vanguard’s Global Investment Committee and board of directors.

Mr. Powers earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from Shippensburg University and an M.B.A. in investment management from Drexel University.

Agenda Sessions

  • 8 ETF Nuggets that may be Gold for Your Client