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Library » Why Security and Sector Diversification Are Important

February 20, 2014 | Active Management

Security diversification refers to the allocation of a portfolio across different securities, so that no single security makes up too large a percentage of the portfolio. Sector diversification takes this idea one step further, making sure that the portfolio is distributed among multiple …

Library » The Benefits of Incorporating a Full Range of Lifestyle Options on an Investment Menu

January 02, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction A well-structured and well-communicated investment menu can help Plan Sponsors manage their fiduciary liability and is key to minimizing a wide range of common problems associated with participant-directed plans. To that end, lifestyle or risk-based options have been promoted as a …

Library » A Brief Post-Election Q&A

November 30, 2012 | Market Commentary

Investor attention quickly shifted toward the “fiscal cliff” following the conclusion of this year’s election. Recent market weakness reflects the widespread uncertainty surrounding expiration of a variety of tax cuts and the advent of certain austerity measures at the federal level early in 2013. …

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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