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Jack Brennan: Price Pressure in the Advice Business Is 'Inevitable'

The author and former Vanguard CEO discusses the current investment landscape, his thoughts on ESG and ETFs, and the outlook for retirement planning.

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Our guest on the podcast today is former Vanguard CEO, Jack Brennan. Jack is the author of a new book, More Straight Talk on Investing, which he cowrote along with John Woerth. He is also author of Straight Talk on Investing, which was published in 2004. Jack served as the CEO of Vanguard from 1996 to 2008 and was chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009. He is now chairman emeritus and senior advisor at Vanguard. He also serves as the chairman of the board of trustees at Notre Dame University and has served on numerous corporate boards, including General Electric and American Express. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.










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Current Environment



Opinion: Former Vanguard CEO: 5 Hurdles Facing Investors Now and How to Overcome Them,” by Jack Brennan,, May 1, 2021.



Straight Talk,” by Jack Brennan,, April 27, 2021.



Vanguard’s Jack Brennan: The Best Way to Build Wealth,”, May 24, 2021.



The Former CEO of Vanguard Has Some Surprising Views on Alternatives,” by Julie Segal,, April 30, 2021.



Asset Allocation and Investing



Run Your Race: Money Wisdom From Vanguard’s Jack Brennan,” by Chris Taylor,, May 19, 2021.



5 Investing Principles That Are Built to Last,” by Jack Brennan,, April 12, 2021.