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.
Brad and Grant Arends at intellicents explain why they are committed to using managed accounts as a means of delivering customized portfolios at scale.
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.
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.
Customization has significant appeal, but for the vast majority of participants, retirement plan experts say off-the-shelf TDFs are still a fine way to go.