It’s not unusual for a stock to be in an “alternative” fund. In fact, this may simply be repackaged, expensive equity exposure. Vanguard’s Matt Brancato explains why it’s important to know what’s in a TDF’s funds—not how many funds there are.
Greg Davis, head of Vanguard Fixed Income Group, discusses Vanguard’s approach to uncertain fixed income markets.
Vanguard fixed income portfolio manager Joshua Barrickman explains why smart beta fixed income strategies aren’t indexing strategies and should be viewed through an active lens.
A $4.5 billion transfer of liabilities from two DB plan sponsors via the purchase of group annuity contracts recently made headlines. Vanguard’s Nathan Zahm describes why this is newsworthy and what sponsors must know before pursuing the same path.
If 401(k) plan sponsors want to help participants with retirement readiness, it might be a mistake to let plan design remain static. Vanguard’s Jane Greenfield reports on how sponsors are rethinking plan design and the decisions made because of it.
Practical, out-of-plan annuitization options can help participants turn savings into a predictable, lifetime income stream.
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group’s Chris Philips explains why contrary to popular opinion, indexing strategies can work in small-cap, international, and other supposedly inefficient markets.
What’s the ultimate goal of a DC plan? Is it to create retirement wealth, a steady stream of income, or some combination of both? Vanguard’s Steve Utkus explores this critical question for plan sponsors and participants.