IMHO: Question “Marks″

Without question, asset-allocation solutions—particularly target-date fund solutions—are well on their way to becoming a dominating force on retirement plan menus.

Next Generation of Lifecycle Funds Offers Improvement

Advisers should not view the prevalence of lifecycle funds as a threat to their business, said Barbara J. Best, Vice President, Investments, Capital Strategies Group of Wachovia Securities; “we need to focus on what is best for participants instead of [on] egos.″

Emerging Markets Perform Well in Q207

Second quarter returns of the world’s emerging markets outpaced that of the developed markets, according to Standard&Poor’s global stock market review, The World By Numbers.

QDIA Guidance Has Retirement Community Holding Its Breath

As the retirement plan and investing community waits for the final regulations governing qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs), there is significant anticipation to see whether the final pronouncement adds stable value funds to the acceptable list.