Vernita Exum

Vernita Exum, CFA, Principal, Head of Equity Index, Europe, Vanguard

Vernita oversees the portfolio management of Vanguard’s European domiciled equity index funds, and equity execution in the European, African and the Middle Eastern markets. She began her career at Vanguard as a senior portfolio manager on the US equity trading desk in 2016.

Before joining Vanguard, Vernita was an Equity Market Specialist for Bloomberg L.P., and broadly engaged the client base through markets related training and thought leadership events.  Prior to Bloomberg, she was a Director, Senior Trader on Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Equity Portfolio Trading Desk, specializing in developed and emerging Americas.  Her responsibilities included marketing the firm’s program trading platform and execution consultation services, as well as basket trading and risk facilitation.

Vernita received an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Accounting from Norfolk State University. She also holds the CFA ® designation.