Fixed income

Index fixed income

Our indexing strategies, managed by experienced index teams, are built around rigorous risk controls and broad benchmark sampling, and seek to provide a return comparable to each fund's respective benchmark index.

Performance close to the benchmark is accomplished by minimizing transaction costs through a process leveraging Vanguard's substantial purchasing power, credit team insights, and trading experience.

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Active fixed income

We manage assets internally following a team-oriented "hub-and-satellite" approach that brings together groups of specialists dedicated to different aspects of fixed income markets.

Wellington Management Company, LLP, serves as subadvisor for additional actively managed fixed income assets.

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Stable value

Our stable value team is dedicated exclusively to the investment management and analysis of stable value portfolios for qualified plans.

Key goals are preservation of principal using tight risk controls (quality and duration) and generating returns consistent with other stable value alternatives.

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Fixed income investments »

Short Inter Long
Trsy/Agcy 5 8 4
Inv grd 2 2 2
Below inv grd - 1 -
Muni 2 2 8
Int'l 2

Also of interest

Fixed income at Vanguard PDF

Performance report: How Vanguard funds stacked up


Note: All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Investments in bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk.

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