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Library » Avoiding the Bull Market Glide Trap: Is Your Plan’s Target Date Solution Taking Too Much Risk?

March 09, 2020 | Retirement Plans

You often hear people say ‘what a difference a day makes’ to highlight how quickly things can change. When it comes to the stock market, it may be better said ‘what a difference a decade makes’. Investors over the past 20 years have experienced a wide range of markets starting with the ‘lost decade’ …

Library » Narrowing In on the Right Approach

August 30, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Introduction One of the primary objectives that plan sponsors are tasked with is designing/implementing an investment menu that affords participants the greatest opportunity to achieve their retirement goals. While this seems like a relatively straightforward task, there is no one-size-fits-all …

Library » Webinar: Emerging Trends in Retirement Investment Due Diligence

June 15, 2015 | Retirement Plans

This discussion provides retirement plan advisors with industry intelligence on the recent trends in investment menu construction. In addition, it offers actionable advice on how retirement advisors can enhance their current due diligence processes with evaluation of the plan’s unique demographics …

Library » Manning & Napier’s Target Date Strategies as a Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA)

June 05, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction The provisions of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 defined target date funds as one of three types of qualified default investment alternatives (QDIA) for use in qualified retirement plans. While the final regulations require plan fiduciaries to meet several technical and …

Library » Types of Qualified Plans

May 20, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Before adopting a qualified plan, an employer should first understand the various types of plans available, so that a plan that best meets the employer’s goals and objectives can be chosen. Qualified plans come in two basic flavors: Defined Contribution (DC) Plans and Defined Benefit (DB) Plans. …

Library » Common Fiduciary Considerations Related to Target Date Options

May 12, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction Given the variety of target date options available in the marketplace today, how does a plan fiduciary determine which family is right for a specific plan? When evaluating target date options, it is important to keep in mind that quantitative factors play an important role. However, …

Library » Manning & Napier’s Risk-Based Strategies as a QDIA

December 30, 2013 | Retirement Plans

Introduction The provisions of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 defined balanced and risk-based funds as one of three types of qualified default investment alternatives (QDIA) for use in qualified retirement plans. While the final regulations require plan fiduciaries to meet several …

Library » Understanding the Glide Path: More Than Just a Mathematical Formula

August 09, 2012 | Retirement Plans

The increased scrutiny target date funds have received following the global stock market downturn of 2008 and early 2009 highlights the importance of understanding their structures and mechanics, with particular attention paid to the glide path. However, it is also important to acknowledge that …


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