Pension investing in 60 seconds: Mutual fund fact or fiction?

January 4, 2019

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Does activity by individual investors drive up fund costs for institutional investors? Can in-kind transfers be done with mutual fund shares? In this video, Chris Alwine, head of Vanguard's global credit team, and Brett Dutton, lead actuary and head of Vanguard's pension strategy and analysis team, answer these questions and more as they set the record straight about mutual fund myths they hear the most.

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