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DB Plans Outperform DC Plans but not by Much

Boston College

The evolution of retirement plans from DB (defined benefit) to DC (defined contribution) to IRAs (individual retirement account) shows a significant growth in assets but a diminution of returns ...

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Evaluating Target Date Funds

New DOL Fiduciary Rule

  Foreward to: Evaluating Target Date Funds By: Fred Barstein, Editor-in-Chief, 401kTV 401kTV Summary: Employers sponsoring a defined contribution (DC) plan like a 401(k) or 403(b) plan understand that ...

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Investors Often Misuse Target Date Funds

Wrong Way Sign

Though target date funds (TDFs) have helped investors in defined contribution (DC) plans like 401(k)s and 403(b)s stay invested in the market and achieve better returns, many are still ...

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Layman’s Guide to Target Date Funds

Financial Literacy

When it comes to discussing or selecting investments for their 401(k) plans, many HR and benefits professionals get intimidated. It’s of their area of expertise, as they focus on ...

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Lifetime Income Fiduciary Makes Products More Appealing

AB

Lifetime Income Fiduciary AB raises bar in Annuity Selection Provider process In what may be a little noticed but nonetheless important announcement, AB (formerly AllianceBernstein) has created a unit ...

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Interview- Should Employers Outsource Investment Selection?

Leigh Elliot

The incredible growth and success of target date funds heralds the notion that most participants in a 401(k) or defined contribution (DC) are better off outsourcing investment selection and ...

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A Layman’s Guide to Target Date Funds

When it comes to discussing or selecting investments for their 401(k) plans, many HR and benefits professionals get intimidated. It’s not their area of expertise, as they focus on ...

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Target Date Funds, By the Numbers

Target-date mutual funds (TDFs) have become increasingly popular, growing from $6 billion to $245 billion between 2000 to 2010 according to a study by the Wharton School. TDF’s are a ...

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