Tag: target-date funds

The Case for ‘Blend’ TDFs

PIMCO says that rather than go with an all-actively managed target-date fund (TDF) or an all-passively managed TDF, a mix of the two makes sense—and that there is particular logic to assigning the fixed income portion of the portfolio to active management due to outperformance.

Art by Jackson Epstein

Investment Product and Service Launches

Lincoln Financial Group and Capital Group combine TDFs and annuities; Federated Investors, Inc. to rename brand and ticker symbol; and MSCI publishes principles of sustainable investing.

Keeping Defaulted Participants on the Right Path

Roughly 80% of participants initially accept target-date funds when they are offered as the default investment, although acceptance declines to approximately 70% after five years of participation.

Mixed TDF Investors Need to Be Prodded to Other Strategies

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.