Kevin Megargel

Kevin Megargel, CFA, CFP®, is a senior defined contribution investment strategist and senior manager in Vanguard Institutional Investor Group. In this role, Mr. Megargel is responsible for assisting plan sponsors with plan lineup investment analysis and custom portfolio construction. He also leads a team of defined contribution investment strategists. Before this position, Mr. Megargel was an investment analyst in Vanguard Portfolio Review Department, which is responsible for overseeing, evaluating, and developing Vanguard funds. Mr. Megargel earned a B.S. in finance and accounting from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Villanova University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia.

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Snapshots of TDF performance miss the big picture

Categories: Investments

When evaluating TDFs, plan sponsors and consultants would do well to look beyond a single point in time. Vanguard’s holistic approach to TDF design includes a glide path that’s designed to support an investor’s journey from early career through retirement. This approach is not purely a portfolio optimization exercise at each stage of the life cycle, but rather the culmination of years of experience in helping investors reach their investment goals.

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Visit to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus, which contains investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other information; read and consider it carefully before investing.

Investments in bond funds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.

Foreign investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

Stocks of companies in emerging markets are generally more risky than stocks of companies in developed countries.

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