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

May 23, 2018 | Retirement Plans

It’s been over a decade since the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIAs). Target date funds (TDFs) quickly became the favored QDIA choice for their ease of use and ability to help address well established participant behavioral challenges. …

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 » 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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