How Vanguard's active managers are reacting to the markets

March 31, 2020

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Coronavirus scare, markets tumbling, drastic Fed moves, Treasury bill yields dipping into negative territory, and a $2 trillion government rescue package. We live in interesting times.

Vanguard is one of the world's largest active asset managers, partnering with nearly 30 external investment advisory firms to manage some 80 active portfolios. We have spoken to every firm to understand how they are handling the current market turmoil and where they see opportunities.

Learn more from this 3-minute video with Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley and Kaitlyn Caughlin, head of Vanguard Portfolio Review Group.

If you would like to learn more on how our partners are handling operations and maintaining continuity while dealing with coronavirus-related work and travel restrictions, see this 2-minute video in the series.


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