Today marks Vanguard's initial steps of expanding in to the Italian ETF market having listed its first range of ETFs on the Borsa Italiana. The 19-strong range of ETFs is comprised of both equity and fixed income products, in the firm's bid to simplify and reduce the cost of investing for Italian investors.

The company was founded in 1975 by Jack Bogle, who sadly died earlier this week. Currently managing over $5tn in assets, the expansion in to Italy will enable the firm to partner with new clients such as asset managers, banks, insurance companies and pension fund managers.

Sean Hagerty, Head of Europe at Vanguard, said in a statement: "Our mission is to help investors achieve their goals by being one of the world's highest value providers of investment products and services. We want to continue to reduce costs and complexity for investors, as we have done globally for over 40 years. This is why we are very excited to bring our value proposition to Italy."

The ETFs listed on Borsa Italiana include:

Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE Developed World UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF
Vanguard FTSE Japan UCITS ETF
Vanguard USD Corporate 1-3 year Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard USD Emerging Markets Government Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard USD Treasury Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard EUR Corporate Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard EUR Eurozone Government Bond UCITS ETF
Vanguard Global Liquidity Factor UCITS ETF
Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF
Vanguard Global Momentum Factor UCITS ETF
Vanguard Global Value Factor UCITS ETF