Tag: custom TDFs

Adviser Op-Ed: The Case for Custom Default Investment Solutions

Michael Volo at CAPTRUST says it makes sense that target-date solutions have evolved the same way retirement plan products have over time—from closed architecture, proprietary solutions to open architecture solutions using best-in-class underlying investments.

Data Points: Customization and the QDIA

Five years ago, more than 10% of plans that offered managed accounts used them as a default. Today? Our proprietary data shows usage of default managed accounts has been cut in half.

ERISA Attorney Q&A: Customization and Litigation

One expert attorney says sophisticated employers with the right internal expertise might want to explore custom default target-date funds, while others may not want to go down this path.

New DCIIA Report Aims to Help DC Plan Sponsors With Custom TDF Discussions

Chris Nikolich, with AB, and co-contributor to the research initiative, told PLANADVISER, “The whole purpose of this was to allow plan sponsors to compare their custom allocations to others managed by potentially other investment managers. That kind of peer information didn’t exist; there has been no ability for plan sponsors to gauge how similar or different their custom TDF glidepaths are to others.”