Vanguard Investment Perspectives Fall/Winter 2019

November 13, 2019

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Our Fall/Winter issue of Vanguard Investment Perspectives™ is ready, with a variety of timely and thought-provoking articles. First, we look at the pros and cons of retirement plan customization, with a view toward creating better participant outcomes. We also provide insight into the increasingly important role of investment stewardship, the inner workings of the S&P 500 Index, and the strategy-first mind-set of Vanguard's global interest rates team.

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Steering plan sponsors through investment customization

Learn how Vanguard's customization services cover the full spectrum of support for plan sponsors—from investment design and management to manager selection and administration.

Want good corporate governance? Focus on board composition

Hear from Vanguard investment stewardship officer Glenn Booraem on what Vanguard expects from the directors who sit on the boards of the publicly traded companies we invest in—both in terms of diversity principles and corporate governance policies.

Decoding the poetry of the S&P 500

A closer look at the S&P 500 Index, including what the bellwether benchmark actually measures and the role its investment committee plays in determining security selection.

Rates are hard to predict, but a good rate strategy can still add value

Our global rates team explains how having a prudent strategy can help fixed income investors avoid getting caught up in the reactive pursuit of yield and instead focus on credit market opportunities over the long term.

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