Individual demand for annuities is low, but in-plan annuities are getting more attention as concerns grow over helping retirees draw down their savings.
The SPIVA report from S&P Dow Jones sets off a mad scramble by investment writers to interpret the semiannual summary of the performance of active funds versus various S&P benchmarks. Our blogger Chris Philips adds his perspective.
Scott Conking, head of Vanguard Institutional Client Services, discusses the central role client input has on the design and build process of the new plan sponsor website, My Plan Manager™.
Despite the surge in activity among some investors in volatile markets, many plan participants let inertia rule and make no portfolio changes.
High-quality bonds continue to be one of the most reliable diversifiers of equity risk in portfolios, according to Vanguard Investment Strategy Group’s Fran Kinniry.
Plan sponsors often have a negative view of plan loans. However, when a plan offers loans, it seems to have the beneficial effect of raising contribution rates above what they would otherwise be.
Although millennials have a reputation for fear of the stock market, the numbers don’t really bear that out, according to this blogger.
John Croke, senior product manager in Vanguard Portfolio Review Department, discusses the value of Vanguard’s strategy to err on the side of caution, despite the ever-changing market, when making changes to a plan’s target-date fund.
Factor-based investing offers the potential to achieve a variety of different investment outcomes. To increase the chances of success, investors should keep in mind these three principles, according to Vanguard’s Scott Pappas.
Joe Davis, Vanguard global chief economist, weighs in on the growing debate over whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner or later.