John Ameriks is a principal and head of the Active Equity Group within Vanguard Equity Investment Group. He oversees the portfolio management team that serves as investment advisor to Vanguard Strategic Equity Fund and Vanguard Strategic Small-Cap Equity Fund. The team also manages portions of 10 other Vanguard stock funds.
Mr. Ameriks previously served as head of Vanguard Investment Counseling & Research group, which, in conjunction with Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, develops the firm’s advice methodology and conducts investment research.
Mr. Ameriks’ research has been published in The Journal of Finance, The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Financial Planning. He is coeditor, with Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, of Recalibrating
Retirement Spending and Saving (Oxford University Press). His current research interests include quantitative equity investment strategies, behavioral economics, issues in retirement finance, and solutions-oriented single-fund investments.
Before joining Vanguard in 2003, Mr. Ameriks was a senior research fellow at the TIAA-CREF Institute. Mr. Ameriks received an A.B. from Stanford University and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.