Investors in TDFs need to look beyond price tags to investment strategy to determine the appropriateness of the fees and should be mindful of the relatively tight dispersion of returns within TDF categories, Morningstar warns.
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PGIM suggests DC plan sponsors look to the investing approach of defined benefit (DB) plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, insurance company general accounts, sophisticated wealth management platforms and family offices. These institutional investors focus on solutions that are believed to offer a higher probability of meeting a desired outcome.
Transamerica Launches Stable Value Account for Retirement Plans; TD Ameritrade to Provide CLS Fund Models on Market Center Platform; Fidelity Offers Third ESG Investing Option; and more.
The Investment Company Institute also found 401(k) plan participants investing in mutual funds tend to hold lower-cost funds.
Franklin Templeton Expands ETF Lineup with Three Additional Funds; Hartford Funds Launches Short-Duration ETF; First Trust Launches Actively Managed ETF; and more.
A report based on data from participants in the Schwab Personal Choice Retirement Account says 18.7% of SDBA accounts were managed by an independent investment adviser.
Millennials are more likely than Gen Xers or Baby Boomers to give the gift of help with financial obligations, such as student loan payments and bills; financial education tools; and shares of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.
A MassMutual study finds Asian Americans are more thoughtful retirement investors than other demographics, but they lack education about how long they will need to make their savings last and the timing of claiming Social Security.
Offered by Alight Solutions, WealthSpark combines highly customized investment portfolios designed by AllianceBernstein (AB) with Personal Capital’s digital wealth management tools.
The airline company offered the AA Credit Union Fund as its capital preservation vehicle, which the plaintiffs in a lawsuit say yielded “tremendously” poor returns.
The report identifies asset managers and several states’ public pension systems as institutions that have all taken action regarding gun manufacturer investments.
A report from Greenwich Associates concludes that a move toward more systematic instrument selection would ultimately enhance fund returns by capturing alpha invisible to the naked eye.
55ip will use Fi360’s Fiduciary Score as a factor in 55ip’s investment strategy engine.
EBRI's longer-term 401(k) account balance statistics offer hope for participants to help them withstand market volatility.
“It’s clear from our research that many retirees may be vulnerable to sudden market corrections and volatility, which can adversely impact savings,” Tina Wilson, head of Investment Solutions Innovation at MassMutual.
The plaintiffs' showing that the CVS retirement plan's stable value fund departed from a study of other stable value funds' investments did not support a plausible claim that such decision-making was imprudent, the appellate court ruled.
AlphaCore Launches Risk Factor Analytics Tool, and Franklin Resources Adds to Fixed Income Team.
That is defined as 50 or fewer holdings, and is believed to have a higher chance than a diversified portfolio of delivering alpha
The SPIVA Scorecard of active fund managers produced by S&P Dow Jones Indices shows long-term underperformance of active managers, but Steve Deschenes, with Capital Group, takes issue with the active versus passive debate.