Paladin Research Report for: Vanguard Personal Advisor Services (VPAS)


Paladin Transparency Index (PTI)


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Types of Financial Services

  • Investment advice and services Planning advice and services

Registration & Licensing

  • SEC: 801-49601
  • CRD: 106715
  • IARD: 106715
  • Disclosures ( Disclosures

Contact Information

  • Email: DND
  • Telephone: 866-734-4531
  • Human Contact: Yes
  • Type of Contact: Email, phone


  • Minimum Asset Requirement: $50,000
  • Minimum Fee: None
  • Free Offer(s): No

Combined Fees

  • Service Initiation Fees: None
  • Annual Fee: .05 to .30% depending on the size of your portfolio
  • Annual Third Party Fee(s): Yes
  • Examples of Third Parties: Can be: ETF's, Index Funds, Mutual Funds, Broker/Dealers

Scope of Business

  • Number of Users: DND (Source: ADV; as of 8/25/15)
  • Assets (Paid): $10.1 Billion (Source: ADV as of 8/25/15)
  • Assets (Free): None

Investment Services

  • Number of Portfolios: DND
  • Types of Investments: Primarily Vanguard funds and ETF's
  • Investment Managers: Vanguard

Additional Investment Services

  • Data Aggregation Services: No
  • Tax Loss Harvesting: DND
  • Rebalancing: Yes
  • Account Liquidity: 3-5 days
  • Investor Discretion: Some

Additional Information

  • Clearing & Custody: Vanguard
  • Mobile Application: Yes

Paladin Transparency Rating (PTI)

  • 4.5


  • None



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