George U “Gus” Sauter is the former chief investment officer of Vanguard, where he was a member of the senior staff and responsible for the oversight of the Vanguard Fixed Income and Equity Investment Groups.Mr. Sauter is a member of the FINRA Investor Issues Committee and the Council on Chicago Booth, where he spent last spring as an executive in residence. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Investment Management Conference Series, the Journal of Indexes editorial board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Investor Advisory Group. He also served as a member of the Equity Markets Committee of the Investment Company Institute, the Equity Trading Committee of the Securities Industry Association (currently SIFMA), the Institutional Traders Advisory Committee at the NYSE, and the NASDAQ Quality of Markets Committee. Mr. Sauter was a member of the AIMR Best Execution Task Force. He holds an AB in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.