Vanguard news & perspectives
In the most recent Vanguard fund reports, which cover the six months ended July 31, 2015, our bond fund managers offered their insights on the current state of the market as well as perspective on the future.
James P. Barrow will pass the portfolio management responsibilities of the Vanguard Windsor II Fund and the Vanguard Diversified Value Portfolio of the Vanguard Variable Insurance Fund to Jeff G. Fahrenbruch and David W. Ganucheau, effective January 1, 2016.
Vanguard European Stock Index Fund and Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund will begin tracking new FTSE benchmark indexes when the markets open on October 1, 2015. The new benchmarks reflect the addition of small-capitalization equity exposure to both funds. Adding small-cap exposure will bring the funds closer to market-cap weightings and is expected to offer diversification benefits to investors.
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For the 10-year period ended June 30, 2015, 10 of 10 Vanguard money market funds, 48 of 52 Vanguard bond funds, 18 of 18 Vanguard balanced funds, and 110 of 121 Vanguard stock funds—for a total of 186 of 201 Vanguard funds—outperformed their Lipper peer-group averages. Only funds with a minimum 10-year history were included in the comparison. Source: Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company. The competitive performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. See the most recent performance of our funds