Wellington Management’s Kenny Abrams—the longtime Explorer (VEXPX) manager and, more recently, the architect behind International Core Stock (VWICX)—is retiring at the end of the month. 

I recommend International Core Stock in the Conservative Portfolio as a more risk-aware means of accessing foreign markets, and I own the fund personally. With Abrams retiring, is it time to jump ship?

After speaking with Abrams and his successors, Halsey Morris and Anna Lundén, I’m staying put—and I suggest you do the same. Of course, you have to make up your own mind. To help you in making that decision, you’ll find my exclusive conversation with the International Core Stock managers below.

Before you dive into our conversation, here’s what gives me the confidence to stick with the fund.

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