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Francis Kinniry

author Image Francis M. Kinniry, CFA, is a principal in the Vanguard Investment Strategy Group.

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Areas of Expertise: retirement income planning, capital markets, portfolio design and asset allocation, economic and portfolio management issues

Website: www.vanguard.com

Twitter Feed: @Vanguard_Group

Topics Presented in Speeches: “Advisor’s Alpha;” “The Return of Risk;” “Retirement Readiness” and “The Asset Allocation Debate”

Email: online@vanguard.com

Francis M. Kinniry is a principal in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, whose primary responsibilities are capital market research, portfolio design, development and implementation of customized investment solutions, investment market commentary and research. The group's proprietary research on investment, economic, and portfolio management issues has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals. It also is responsible for establishing Vanguard's investment philosophy, methodology, and portfolio construction strategies.

Kinniry has worked extensively with ultra-high-net-worth families and institutional investors, creating customized portfolio solutions for their investment needs. He also initiated the Vanguard Investment Counseling & Research department and Vanguard Asset Management and Advisory Services. Before joining the company in 1997, he was a partner and senior portfolio manager for Executive Investment Advisors, Inc., an institutional asset management firm. Previously, he was a portfolio manager for H. Katz Capital, a venture capital and hedge fund manager.

Kinniry has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and is a regular speaker on investment, economic, and portfolio management issues. He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.

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  1. Financial Planning »

    A More Dynamic Approach to Retirement Spending

    Establishing a “ceiling and floor” for portfolio withdrawal rates keeps spending relatively consistent, while remaining responsive to market conditions.

    April 2014 | Journal

  2. Portfolio Strategies »

    Best Practices for Portfolio Rebalancing

    A strategy that combines regular monitoring with rebalancing at certain thresholds provides a harmony between allocation goals and cost minimization.

    May 2011 | Journal