Vanguard reclaimed its title as the top seller of long-term funds in 2001 after its four-year reign as the industry's best selling fund complex ended in 2000. By reclaiming the top spot, Vanguard has shown that it is an all-season complex that can outsell other firms in both bull and bear markets, analysts said.

Vanguard, which garnered $35.5 billion in net new assets last year, had a better year than in 2000 when it brought in $21.9 billion in net new assets and finished second behind Janus, which attracted $37 billion, according to Financial Research Corp.

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