Tag: TDFs

What Prolonged Low Rates Mean for TDF Investors

While they are responding in different ways, tactical and strategic target-date fund managers all have to adjust to a new normal of persistently low U.S. and global interest rates.

Dissecting the Custom Target-Date Fund Market

The 2019 PLANSPONSOR Target-Date Fund (TDF) Buyer’s Guide breaks down the custom TDF market by provider, series name, glide path landing point, number of funds per series, and according to the underlying fund vehicle.

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.

Plan Sponsors Have Questions About Dynamic Default Investments

Progressive plan design features take time to catch on, including the emerging “hybrid QDIA” approach that pairs TDFs and managed accounts; experts say plan sponsors are interested, but they remain unsure about the right way to design and deliver a dynamic default investment.