TDFs for where you want to go

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Your destination is our destination

30 million owners. 0 outside shareholders.

30 million owners. 0 outside shareholders.

At Vanguard, our interests are uniquely aligned with yours. We're the only investment firm owned by our investors, so we don't have to worry about our stock price or pleasing outside shareholders.*

We're with you every step of the way as you help your participants chart the course toward the retirement life they want.

* Vanguard is investor-owned. Investor-owned means that fund shareholders own the funds, which in turn own Vanguard.

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Performance that drives results

"The funds in the series topped roughly 80% of peers, on average, over the trailing 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods through January 2021."

— Morningstar1

Chart shows that Vanguard Target Retirement Funds have higher risk-adjusted annualized returns than Morningstar peer group averages.

Standardized performance information:
Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund
Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund

Results will vary for other time periods. All funds in the Morningstar peer group with a minimum 3-, 5-, or 10-year history, respectively, were included in the comparison. There may be other material differences between products that must be considered prior to investing. Note that the competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results, and that all investments are subject to risks. For the most recent performance, visit our website at

Source: Morningstar; data as of March 31, 2021.
Note: Vanguard Investor Shares highlighted.

Designed for all investors with …

80% of participants are invested in a TDF.

… a glide path that helps you plan your retirement journey
With 80% of participants invested in a TDF, you need an investment partner you can count on to help participants solve the retirement income puzzle.

Our TDFs powerfully blend investment and behavioral research to help give all investors the best chance of generating lasting retirement income. The glide path starts with a high equity allocation to capitalize on the growth potential of stocks. It gradually increases the fixed income allocation to reduce volatility as participants approach retirement.

We constantly test our assumptions and models. It's a level of due diligence that we believe you won't get from any other provider.

Chart showing the glide path for the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds.
Chart showing the glide path for the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds.
Glide path starts with an initial allocation of 90% equities and 10% fixed income and takes people through retirement to land at 30% equities and 70% fixed income at age 72. The chart also shows how glide path allocations change over time for U.S. stocks, international stocks, U.S. nominal bonds, international bonds and short-term Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS. The initial 90% equity allocation in the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds' glide path is split, with 60% going to U.S. stocks and 40% to international stocks. The initial 10% fixed-income allocation is split, with 70% going to U.S. nominal bonds and 30% to international nominal bonds.

** Target date is the year stated in the fund name. Target retirement allocations are based on a projected age of 65.
Source: Vanguard.

… unmatched diversification
Vanguard Target Retirement Funds span the globe with the industry's most diversified mix of stocks and bonds.

Vanguard Target Retirement Funds cover 89% of global liquid markets, compared to 66% for BlackRock and 65% for Fidelity.

Sources: Vanguard and FactSet, March 31, 2021. Broadest global diversification is determined by comparing the global liquid market coverage across target-date fund providers.

… and results that improve investor behavior and asset allocations
Vanguard Target Retirement Fund investors were more likely to stick with their investment plan during the market volatility of early 20203 and less likely to have extreme asset allocations over the long run, compared with do-it-yourself investors.4

An entry point for retirement income

Vanguard Target Retirement Funds can support retirees who've transitioned from accumulating assets to tapping wealth for spending. They're part of a retirement income offer that takes into account the unique goals, risk tolerance, resources, and tax situations of every retiree, supported by our trusted, outcome-driven advice.

Financial well-being starts with Vanguard Target Retirement Funds. Call 800-523-1036 to learn more.

For more information about any fund, visit or call 800-523-1036 to obtain a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are contained in the prospectus; read and consider it carefully before investing.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.

There is no guarantee that any particular asset allocation or mix of funds will meet your investment objectives or provide you with a given level of income.

Investments in Target Retirement Funds are subject to the risks of their underlying funds. The year in the fund name refers to the approximate year (the target date) when an investor in the fund would retire and leave the workforce. The fund will gradually shift its emphasis from more aggressive investments to more conservative ones based on its target date. An investment in the Target Retirement Fund is not guaranteed at any time, including on or after the target date.

1 Source: Morningstar Target-Date Fund Series Report, as of March 3, 2021. The funds in the Vanguard Target Retirement Fund series topped roughly 80% of peers, on average, over the trailing 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods through January 2021. Results will vary for other time periods.
2 Vanguard, How America Saves 2021.
3 Vanguard data for February 1, 2020–March 20, 2020.
4 Source: Vanguard, 2021. Based on 1,000 random samples of participant accounts for the five-year period ended December 31, 2020.