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Vanguard Appoints Jon Cleborne as Head of Europe, Succeeding Sean Hagerty

Vanguard Appoints Jon Cleborne as Head of Europe, Succeeding Sean Hagerty

Jon Cleborne, the new Head of Europe at Vanguard, will take Sean Hagerty’s place in a key momentum, as the firm is gaining significant experience and growth in Europe.
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11 APR, 2024

By Jose Luis Palmer from RankiaPro Europe


Vanguard, has announced the appointment of Jon Cleborne as the new head of Europe, succeeding Sean Hagerty, who will be relocating to the firm's US headquarters. Cleborne brings extensive experience from his tenure at Vanguard, where he has held various senior roles. His appointment comes at a pivotal time for Vanguard's European operations, as the firm continues to experience significant growth and momentum in the region.

Seamless Transition in Leadership

Sean Hagerty, who has led Vanguard's European business since 2016, will continue in his current role until June 2024, facilitating a smooth transition to Jon Cleborne. Cleborne, currently serving as Vanguard's head of personal investor advice service in the US, will relocate to London to assume his new role. His wealth of experience within Vanguard positions him well to lead the firm's European operations effectively.

Strong Leadership Legacy

Under Sean Hagerty's leadership, Vanguard's European business has flourished, witnessing substantial growth in assets under management, which now stand at nearly $360 billion as of March 2024. Hagerty's focus on operational excellence and client-centric approach has solidified Vanguard's position in the European market, with Vanguard funds being utilized by a significant percentage of independent financial advisers in the UK.

Continued Focus on Client Service

Jon Cleborne's appointment underscores Vanguard's commitment to serving both financial intermediaries and individual investors in Europe. With a track record of leadership and a global perspective gained from his tenure at Vanguard, Cleborne is poised to build upon the foundation laid by Hagerty and drive Vanguard's mission of providing cost-effective and accessible investment solutions to European investors.


As Vanguard prepares for a leadership transition in its European business, the appointment of Jon Cleborne as head of Europe signifies the firm's commitment to continuity and excellence in client service. With Cleborne's leadership and Hagerty's guidance during the transition period, Vanguard remains well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory in Europe and deliver value to investors across the region.

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