Target date strategies have become the dominant default investment option in defined contribution plans, but choosing one can be challenging. We take a walk through some leading edge TDF solutions to consider for your clients.
Once limited to the largest institutional plans, increased affordability and accessibly has medium- to- small plans taking a hard look at index strategies
It's Q4, a time when many plan sponsors are reviewing their investment menus for next year. Not surprisingly, many of them are taking a hard look at their bond funds.
The fixed income landscape is changing often in unexpected ways. Here are three questions plan sponsors should ask about changing their fixed income options.
Almost unnoticed, millions of pre-retirees are inventing a new phase of life called an Encore Career. We asked Marc Freeman of Encore.org how plan sponsors can help.
Three DC plan innovators share approaches that are clicking with clients.
A standalone fixed income investment has markedly different goals than a fixed income allocation within a multi-asset class solution. In such solutions, the diversification attributes as well as the ability to absorb equity shocks are of much higher importance than the allocation s total return.
Menu simplification can help eliminate participants' confusion around investing and help advisors promote their value.
If you ask what participants want from their fixed income fund, you may find that the answer requires a new approach.
As the bond market delivers some of its lowest returns in 30 years, many DC sponsors want to know how to tweak their bond allocation. BlackRock offers strategies to manage risk and decrease interest rate sensitivity.