Warren Pennington

Global Head of Office of Investment Management Fintech Strategies


Warren Pennington is a principal and global head of Vanguard’s Office of Investment Management Fintech Strategies. The Office of IMFS’s mission is to actively explore new technologies in ways that could dramatically improve Vanguard’s investment performance, make global capital markets work better for investors, and serve as a catalyst for innovation within the Investment Management Group at Vanguard. IMG manages nearly $5 trillion in assets globally, across both passive and active strategies in the fixed-income, equities, currencies, and derivatives markets.

Before joining Vanguard in 2012, Mr. Pennington worked for the Macquarie Group in various senior leadership roles in its Investment Management division. Prior to working for Macquarie, he was a division controller and ran operations in the consumer lending and corporate trust businesses at Wells Fargo Bank.

Mr. Pennington earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering, an M.S. in telecommunications from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified public accountant and serves on the SIFMA Operations and Technology Steering Committee. He also serves on several advisory boards, including the Ben Franklin Fintech Accelerator program in Philadelphia, Yale Institute of Sustainable Finance, and Stanford Advanced Financial Technologies Lab.