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.
Insurance companies typically describe their investments as conservative, a stance that’s encouraged by industry regulation. But what does it mean to be conservative? Vanguard Investment Strategist Daniel Wallick explores the idea.
While “active or passive?” is a popular debate, using a combination of active and passive strategies can limit risk and help nudge performance higher.
Warren Buffett’s prize for winning the bet—a charitable contribution—was a reminder that investing is not simply a battle of wits waged in the capital markets. It’s an undertaking that can improve our own and others’ lives.
The prospect of rising interest rates has some pension sponsors concerned about the limited supply of long-term corporate bonds. Vanguard Lead Investment Actuary Brett Dutton explains why such concerns need not translate to immediate action.
If you’ve ever run a marathon, you know the hardest part is the dedication it takes to get to the starting line. The same can be said of nonprofits wanting to build a private equity program.
The Fed is unwinding quantitative easing. This should not have negative implications for bond yields or fixed income index investing. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is still an appropriate measure of the fixed income market.