When selecting a TDF, plan sponsors consider if one with an added alternative investment, or strategy, like an overweight to REITs, is a justifiable long-term choice. Vanguard Target Retirement Funds offer broad equity exposure without active bets.
Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis walks through some recent criticisms of indexing and explains why they don’t hold up to scrutiny.
An exciting football game can often be the bad kind of exciting—such as when your team’s high-priced quarterback fails to deliver on what his agent promised. The same might be said of some alternative investments.
The prospect of rising interest rates could make plan sponsors lose sight of the greatest risk to participants in target-date funds, along with the important reasons to invest in bonds.
Vanguard Fixed Income Group principal Josh Barrickman discusses how careful sampling, the use of a specialist model, and other techniques help his team’s bond-trading experts tightly tracking bond market indexes.
Index funds may be passive investors, but the Vanguard funds are not passive owners.
The familiar may seem inherently less risky, but is that always true? Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb shares his thoughts on home bias.