Jane E. Henshaw

Jane E. Henshaw is head of digital research at the Vanguard Center for Investor Research, where she oversees the digital team. The goal of her team is to understand how web and mobile environments shape financial choices. Ms. Henshaw and her team seek to develop insights into the fundamental nature of investor decision making. The scope of her work includes the emerging question of financial attention; digital design and its effect on portfolio allocation, savings, and spending behavior; and the varying impact of mobile versus web technology in shaping investor attention, choice, and patience. Ms. Henshaw spent 15 years working in information technology prior to moving to the center’s research team. She led the implementation and evaluation of digital enrollment and savings “nudges” directed at participants in defined contribution plans. Ms. Henshaw earned a BA from the University of Richmond and is currently enrolled in the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program at the University of Pennsylvania.