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More Institutional Investors Seeking OCIOs

OCIOs are gaining momentum with health and hospital systems, defined contribution (DC) plans, public defined benefits (DB) plans, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds, as institutions face myriad investment-related, operational, and regulatory challenges, Cerulli Associates says.

Church Pension Group Argues DB Bests DC

The group also says the primary motivation of most corporations in eliminating defined benefit plans has been to improve both the level and predictability of their quarterly earnings; it has not been to provide a superior benefit to their employees.

Growth in TDF Market Underscores Proprietary Product Debate

The drivers behind a target-date manager offering open architecture most commonly include the belief that participants benefit from asset manager diversification and the need to outsource allocations to access best-in-class strategies, Cerulli reports.

PANC 2017: Measuring TDF Performance

Against the background of strong equity market performance in the last seven or eight years, passive target-date funds now account for 42% of the TDF market, compared with 27% in 2009.