Sometimes the ‘basics’ get so shopworn they lose their punch—like the solemn performance of fiduciary duty and its importance to every retirement plan sponsor and nonprofit institution and their investment committees. Here’s a brief refresher.
Joe Davis, Vanguard’s global chief economist, outlines possible policy changes from the Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill. He suggests that investors keep their focus on the long term, rather than trying to respond to an ever-changing policy environment.
Bill Doughty, senior manager, Vanguard Strategic Retirement Consulting, gives examples of how Vanguard Plan Effectiveness Index™ has helped improve sponsors’ retirement plans—and how it can help you and your participants.
Conventional wisdom doesn’t always hold up when you look at the data. You don’t have to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and inefficient markets don’t make it easier for active managers to outperform.
What feedback, concerns, and recommendations does Vanguard have for the U.S. Department of Labor as the fiduciary rule moves forward? Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb discusses five focus areas.
Martha King, managing director of Vanguard Institutional Investor Group, outlines three proven strategies sponsors can use to build a best-in-class retirement plan for their participants.
Active investment managers are like major league baseball players. Both are capable of producing towering home runs or disappointing strikeouts. And when it comes to investing, consistent singles and doubles may add up to scoring runs over time.
A new Vanguard study finds recent retirees are more satisfied financially than preretirees think they will be. Resolving uncertainty plays a part, and more advice could help.
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.
Should your defined-contribution retirement plan serve employees to retirement or through retirement? For sponsors interested in the lifetime approach, the head of our institutional business explains five plan design options.