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Investment experts remind retirement investors that international investments can help to diversify a portfolio
Participants who mix target-date funds (TDFs) with other investments appear to be more sophisticated, but "it can diminish (or eliminate) the target-date fund’s potential benefit,” says David Blanchett, head of Retirement Research at Morningstar Investment Management LLC.
The lawsuit accuses the retirement plan committee of CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan and Principal defendants of imprudent management of the plan and its investments.
This should be a focus when looking at target-date funds (TDFs) often used as the default investment in employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) plans.
Among other things, a federal judge found Transamerica Asset Management’s substitution of its sub-advisers is not a concrete, obvious explanation for the poor performance of the challenged funds.
While they have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 7.25% a year in the past five years, if advisers were better educated about them and if the transparency issue could be addressed, that growth could rise significantly, according to the research firm.
A litigation firm has listed what it is investigating for potential lawsuits over target-date funds (TDFs) in retirement plans.
Northern Trust enhances securities lending offering; Global X adds ETF suite to Model Market Center; and Cohen & Steers makes changes to REIT mutual fund.
Plan advisers can help 403(b) plan sponsors looking for downside protection, active strategies and target-date funds (TDFs) that can be used as a decumulation vehicle in retirement.
Despite a market “teeming with better-performing alternatives,” the plaintiffs say, Walgreen selected the Northern Trust Funds, which already had a history of poor performance.
Among the remarkable characteristics of today’s global fixed-income marketplace is the $15 trillion invested in negatively yielding bonds.
John Hancock creates model portfolios managed by Manulife; Northern Trust builds portfolio analytics tool; American Century to launch new suite of investment solutions; and more.
Among other things, a federal court judge found the director of benefits at Kaleida Health and the retirement plan committee of its 403(b) and 401(k) plans were fiduciaries.
River and Mercantile suggests that they use equity derivatives to provide contractual exposure to the equity market, but in a way where risk can be managed.
The defendants also agree to retain the services of an unaffiliated investment consultant to provide an evaluation of the design of the plan’s investment lineup and to review the plan’s investment policy statement, among other things.
A BrightScope/ICI study also found collective investment trusts (CITs) accounted for a larger share of assets in larger plans than smaller plans.
Long-duration private debt can be used for hedging liabilities, and other alternative investments may be used for enhancing risk-adjusted returns, a report from Cerulli Associates explains.