Richard PowersHead of ETF Product Management at Vanguard
Richard Powers is head of ETF product management at Vanguard. For the majority of his tenure, he 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. In 2015, Powers assumed his current role. His team is responsible for conducting surveillance of competitor products and positioning, meeting with clients and prospects to discuss Vanguard’s ETF lineup, publishing on noteworthy developments in the ETF marketplace and Vanguard lineup, and supporting ETF education initiatives. He has a BSBA in finance from Shippensburg University and an MBA in investment management from Drexel.