Wellington Management Company

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Private limited liability partnership
Industry Investment management
Founded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1928)
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Products Investment management, Mutual funds
Website www.wellington.com

Wellington Management Company is a private, independent investment management company. The firm has client assets under management totalling over US$904 billion, and serves as investment advisor for over 2,100 institutional clients in over 50 countries.[1] Assets are invested using a broad range of asset classes and investment approaches. The company invests in the public equity, fixed income and alternative markets all around the world.

In 1928, Walter L. Morgan, a Philadelphia-based accountant, established the first balanced mutual fund in the United States.[2] He established WMC despite the market crash of 1929. In the 1960s, four investment professionals, W. Nicholas Thorndike, Robert Doran, Stephen Paine, and George Lewis took the leadership of the firm and refocused the business. In 1979, 29 original partners bought back the firm—believing the private form of ownership to be in the best interests of clients.[3]

The company's London office was opened in 1983, Singapore in 1996, Tokyo and Sydney in 1997, Hong Kong in 2003, and Beijing in 2007.

Wellington Management has a presence in nearly all sectors of the liquid, global securities markets.[4] The Wellington Fund is one of the oldest surviving American mutual funds. John C. Bogle, who succeeded Morgan as chairman in 1970, later founded Vanguard funds. Wellington Management also manages the Wellesley Income Fund, which is a more conservatively allocated sister of the Wellington Fund.

Insider Trading Probe[edit]

On November 23, 2010, Wellington Management Company turned over documents solicited by U.S. federal investigators regarding an alleged case of insider trading. Wellington directors delivered the unspecified documents to investigators; no comment was made by the company on the information delivered.[5]



  1. ^ Wellington Management - Overview, retrieved 2011-04-07 
  2. ^ "Wellington Fund Founder Dies". Journal of Accountancy. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Whiz Kids Takeover". Institutional Investor. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Kerber, Ross (December 4, 2008), "More job losses for Hub's financial sector", The Boston Globe 
  5. ^ Wee, Gillian (November 23, 2010), "Wellington Said to Get Document Request From U.S. in Insider-Trading Probe", Bloomberg 

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