Matthew Brancato, department head, Vanguard Institutional Investor Group, shares how building a target-date fund is similar to a common children’s toy.
The refrain has been consistent from market pundits—rates are too low and have no place to go but up. First it was the end of quantitative easing that would be the undoing of the bond market; then it was the …
Shannon Nutter-Wiersbitsky, head of Vanguard Participant Strategy and Development, discusses the impact of college debt participants in defined contribution retirement plans across the country.
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group’s Brian Scott explains why index funds make good underlying funds for a target-date fund. Unlike the children of Lake Wobegon, all funds are not above average.
Plan sponsors should be relieved to know that the new DOL fiduciary rule will have little direct impact on them, though there might be minor ramifications for participants calling service providers.
Some of our competitors have declared that only costs matter when selecting an index fund. John Croke, senior product manager, Vanguard Portfolio Review Department, thinks the human element will always matter.
What do plan sponsors and world-class sports coaches have in common? Shannon Nutter-Wiersbitzky, head of Vanguard Participant Strategy and Development, explains how a robust plan can help set participants up for retirement success.
Deciding to adopt all-capitalization strategies for four Vanguard international index funds was the easy part. Then came the matter of adding small-cap companies in a manner that would be seamless to investors.
In the decade since the Pension Protection Act was enacted, the retirement industry has come a long way—but there’s still more to be done. Vanguard’s head of Government Relations explains how a “PPA 2.0” could further help Americans successfully prepare for retirement.
What do the proposed revisions to the Form 5500 annual reporting mean for retirement plans? Chip Lloyd of Vanguard’s Strategic Retirement Consulting group shares how increased transparency could be a good thing for plan sponsors.