Vanguard appoints new quant equity group head

Executive Move


Vanguard has announced that Alla Kolganova has been appointed to lead the firm's Australian Quantitative Equity Group (QEG). The group will manage the newly-launched Vanguard Global Multi-factor Fund for wholesale investors and the Vanguard Global Multi-factor Active ETF.

Kolganova replaces Mike Roach, who, after two years in the role, and 20 years with Vanguard, has been appointed head of US equity operational risk at the firm's US headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Kolganova joined Vanguard in February 2000, and has since held a range of senior roles within Vanguard’s Investment Management Group, notably as head of Australian equities and property securities, and head of equities, Asia Pacific. In 2015 she moved to Vanguard’s UK team to lead the equity index portfolio management and trading team in Europe. She returned to Australia in 2018 to join Vanguard’s investment strategy group as a principal and senior investment strategist.

In her new role, Kolganova with join the global QEG leadership team.


April 2019

Principal, Investment Strategy Group

Vanguard Investments Australia


April 2019

Head of Quantitative Equity Group, Australia

Vanguard Investments Australia

News reports on this move

Financial Standard