2/16/2015 – Changes coming to Target Date Funds (USA Today)

Feb 17, 2015 Comments Off by

The more things change in the world of employer-sponsored retirement plans, the less they remain the same. And that’s especially so when it comes to one of the most popular investment options in many 401(k) plans – the target-date mutual fund. Why are plan sponsors dumping their record keeper’s proprietary target-date funds and replacing them with custom target-date funds and, more important, what might you consider if you’re investing or given the chance to invest in a custom target-date fund in your workplace retirement plan?A target-date fund is a fund of funds which over time reduces the percent invested in stocks as the fund nears the date in the fund’s name, a date that would typically correspond to the investor’s planned retirement date. How funds reduce the percent invested in stocks vs. bonds is called the fund’s glide path.

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