John Hollyer, head of Vanguard’s Fixed Income Group, discusses the role emerging market bonds can play in a portfolio and how the new Vanguard Emerging Markets Fund further rounds out our stable of low-cost, active bond funds.
Guest blogger Jonathan Horton, global director of change management at FTSE Russell, discusses what makes a great index. He describes FTSE’s unique approach, and suggests that organizations look under the hood of index construction to determine what indexes align best with their goals.
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.
Michael Palazzi, senior DC investment strategist, Vanguard Defined Contribution Advisory Services, shares how a “vanilla” TDF portfolio construction can be the best option for plan participants.