Matt Brancato

Matthew C. Brancato, CFA, CPA, is a department head in Vanguard Institutional Investor Group. He previously worked in product strategy and partnered with Vanguard Investment Strategy Group on asset allocation for Vanguard’s global multiasset class products, including the Target Retirement Funds. Mr. Brancato has more than ten years of experience working in various finance and investment roles. He has also rotated through Fixed Income, Corporate Strategy, and Investment Strategy at Vanguard. Mr. Brancato earned an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.B.A. from James Madison University. He holds FINRA series 6 and 63 licenses, is a CFA® charterholder and a certified public accountant. Mr. Brancato is also a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

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One against many

Categories: Investments

Matthew Brancato, department head, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group, discredits the common misconception that market-cap-weighted indexes systematically misprice stocks and explains how cap-weighted indexes fully reflect the aggregate view of every investor in a particular market.

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Visit to obtain a 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.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.

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