“Indexing is for ‘average’ investors” is a myth that plays to the fears of the human psyche. Vanguard investment analyst, Chris Philips, explains why indexing remains a far-from-average option across a range of asset classes and market environments.
Josh Barrickman, who manages Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Funds, explains the very human challenges of bond indexing.
A Vanguard investment professional suggests that a recent paper on outsourced chief investment officers might help his wife explore why organizations typically use them and how to think about effectively selecting them.
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.