Participant experience

Vanguard's core purpose is to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Our Core Purpose

You've worked hard to build a DC plan that helps participants prepare for retirement, a plan that can help drive employee satisfaction and enhance the value of your company's overall benefits package. Yet,  surveys1 show that while most employees admit they don't save enough for retirement, few do anything about it.

Saving for retirement has become more self-directed. But even as participants make different choices, they each have very different needs. So you must tailor your education and communications to fit the right situation.

Education and beyond

One of Vanguard's core retirement principles is targeted education. By targeting via design and delivery, you can reach participants at key decision points, with resources and advice relevant to their specific needs.

When you partner with Vanguard, you benefit from the breadth and depth of our expertise, from broad financial wellness topics to a deep understanding of unique life stages. Vanguard's in-depth participant behavior data can help you analyze your participants so you can build more customized scenarios and drive messages that target outliers, make best use of participant inertia, and give participants a unique and relevant experience.

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1 Source: Behavioral Finance: Investment Mistakes and Solutions; David Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 2009.


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