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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Investor Alley => Topic started by: ricardomtg on April 05, 2018, 04:41:44 PM

Title: Italian Investments
Post by: ricardomtg on April 05, 2018, 04:41:44 PM
Can anyone help me find out if there are vanguard-type investment options in Italy. I've been reading MMM for a while now and Im finally debt-free and would like to start investing. I read about this wonderful vanguard accounts and I was wondering if there is anything similar to vanguard/fidelity here in Italy.

Thanks in advanced for your help.
Title: Re: Italian Investments
Post by: bwall on April 05, 2018, 07:50:50 PM
Can you open a Vanguard account from Italy? I'm not sure how Europeans invest in Vanguard, but I think that something is possible.
Title: Re: Italian Investments
Post by: daverobev on April 05, 2018, 09:02:15 PM
Can you open a Vanguard account from Italy? I'm not sure how Europeans invest in Vanguard, but I think that something is possible.

In many places, you just choose Vanguard ETFs or mutual funds; they don't act as broker. That has changed in the UK recently, I believe.

OP, you probably want an account with a discount brokerage - somewhere that allows you to buy ETFs (which are traded like stocks), and then pick up Vanguard ETFs that are sold in Euros. Try https://global.vanguard.com/portal/site/kiids/it/en/documents
Title: Re: Italian Investments
Post by: Paul der Krake on April 05, 2018, 10:31:43 PM
Start with
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Investing_from_Italy
and its sister page
https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/EU_investing

I have also heard that many European investors like to domicile their assets at Interactive Brokers.