Vanguard has appointed Adrienne Monley as head of Investment Stewardship for Europe. In her new role, she will build the new European investment stewardship team at Vanguard Europe headquarters in London.
Through direct dialogue with members of the supervisory and corporate boards of listed companies and the exercise of Vanguard voting rights, the Investment Stewardship team will represent the interests of Vanguard fund investors in UK and European companies. In addition, the new team will analyse stewardship and governance issues and help Vanguard deepen its involvement in relevant European industry associations.
As a senior manager and strategist on the Vanguard Investment Stewardship team in US, Monley has been instrumental in developing Vanguard stewardship skills and has led the analysis and engagements for several large Vanguard holdings.
Vanguard manages assets of $4.9trn for more than 20m investors worldwide (as of 31 December 2017). In Europe, Vanguard currently manages $170bn (as of December 31, 2017).