With some riders, participants can enjoy the upside of the market with downside protection.
The investment firm will be shifting all of its focus to its CIT target-date series.
In 2016, the average plan offered 27 investment options, according to a report from BrightScope and ICI.
At year-end 2018, 66% of new plan entrants were enrolled via automatic enrollment.
While automatic enrollment gets participants into plans, a sizable segment are starting their average contributions at a minimum 3.3% rate and failing to take any additional action to increase that, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
In addition, a person invested in a stable value fund versus someone invested in a target-date fund could end up with a balance as much as 59% lower, BlackRock says.
Nearly half of workers feel confident about their retirement prospects, an AllianceBernstein survey found.
Cerulli says retirement specialist advisers are becoming more knowledgeable about and comfortable with CITs, and the research firm expects CITs will continue to expand their share of 401(k) plan assets.
This is despite having lived through two bear markets.
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With many Boomers retiring, the research firm says the industry is at “an inflection point.”