Vanguard said Tuesday that two of its executives will have new leadership roles within the company.
Karin Risi has been tapped to be head of Vanguard’s Retail Investor Group, which has some $1.3 trillion in assets and serves more than 6 million clients. Over the course of the next several months, Risi will transition into her new role, replacing Paul A. Heller, managing director of the group, who is retiring at year-end after 31 years with the firm.
Thomas M. Rampulla will lead the Financial Advisor Services division, which works with about 1,000 financial advisory firms that have about $1 trillion in assets. Rampulla will succeed Martha G. King, who is taking a new role directing the Vanguard Institutional Investor Group.
Both Risi and Rampulla will report directly to Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb over the next few months and will join the 11-member team responsible for leading Vanguard and its operations.
“Karin’s leadership skills and deep experience in various client-service roles will be vitally important as we continue to seek to lower the cost and complexity of investing for individuals saving for retirement, college and other goals,” said McNabb, in a statement.