Vanguard offers mutual fund products to invest in corporate, government or mortgage-backed bonds. For investments in various sectors, including energy and heath care, Vanguard offers ETFs. The investment company manages investments for over 20 million clients worldwide, according to Vanguard.
One of Vanguard's balanced mutual funds is the STAR fund. With $18 billion in assets, the fund invests 60 percent in stocks and 40 percent in bonds. The fund is actively managed with moderate market risk and strives for broad diversification across asset classes. With $5.2 billion in assets, the Short Term Federal Fund invests in treasury bills and agency issues backed by the federal government. It tracks the Barclays US 1-5 Yr Government Index, states Vanguard.
One sector ETF is the Vanguard Energy. It holds stocks of companies involved in the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and coal. With assets of $4.2 billion, it tracks the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Energy 25/50 Index. Passively managed, the ETF uses a full replication strategy, states Vanguard. The Growth ETF is a stock fund that tracks the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index. It invests in the financial sector, consumer services and health care.