Episode 037: Gerry O‘Reilly and Rich Powers, host Rick Ferri


Gerry O'Reilly is the manager of the $1.3 trillion Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and ETF, and Rich Powers is the Head of ETF and Index Product Management at Vanguard. In this fascinating interview, we go behind the scenes to learn how the largest mutual fund in the world operates. Our discussion covers trading the mammoth fund - including tricky microcap stocks, fund fees and expenses, security lending, proxy voting, tax efficiency, cash management, in-kind additions and distributions, and a lot more! 


This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki


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This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.

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