Investors continue to favor fixed income, the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index finds.
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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.
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.
Jason Shapiro notes that some DC plan participants may stay in their plan after retirement and rely on TDFs’ asset allocation for retirement income for possibly 30 years or even more.
The research paper not only illustrates potential return characteristics and diversification benefits, but also offers allocation strategies to guide investment decision making.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations found some concerns related to money market funds and target-date funds.
Experts say this has never been more important, with TDFs projected to hold more than half of all retirement plan assets by 2025.
The largest funds tend to have the highest ratings from objective third parties, while the smallest funds generally fail to receive positive marks.
FIDx and Transamerica partner to provide annuities; Fidelity adds customized models to AMP solution; J.P Morgan improves TDF analysis tool; and more.
Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute says defined contribution plan designs and communications will leverage technology to deliver a far more customized experience for participants.
Mesirow Financial presents third mutual fund and managed account program, and MSCI builds indexes to track long-term megatrends.
HighTower advisers have access to Riskalyze solutions; John Hancock announces second round of reduced fees; and Voya Financial releases new TDF solution.
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.
A litigation firm has listed what it is investigating for potential lawsuits over target-date funds (TDFs) in retirement plans.
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.
The program from GoalPath offers target-date funds that consider not just a participant’s age but other data, and it emphasizes retirement income over account balances.
Plan sponsors that fully automate their plans are more likely than others to believe their workers are on the path towards a financially secure retirement, J.P. Morgan found.