Maria Bruno is the head of U.S. Wealth Planning Research at Vanguard, leading a team responsible for conducting research and analysis on a wide range of retirement, wealth planning, and portfolio construction topics. In this role, she also contributes to the oversight of the investment philosophy, methodology, and wealth management strategies supporting Vanguard’s advisory products and services.
Ms. Bruno has served in a variety of advice-related and leadership roles, including as a practitioner in Vanguard Personal Financial Planning and Advice Services departments, where she created comprehensive financial plans, managed a team of financial planners, and developed Vanguard’s advice programs and educational materials. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is widely quoted in the news media on financial planning subjects, regularly blogs on Vanguard’s website, and participates in webcasts and podcasts. Ms. Bruno earned a B.S.B.A. from Villanova University and holds the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.