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Target Date Strategies

Choice built on a foundation of research and experience

In the 25 years since BlackRock introduced LifePath®, industry's first target date strategy, our goal has remained the same: helping plan sponsors guide their participants successfully into retirement.

Since then, nearly everything else about retirement has changed – from investment strategies to economic trends and regulatory requirements. To help plan sponsors in seeking that their participants remain in a diversified, age-appropriate portfolio at every stage of their careers, we build on that foundation through deep research into how people earn, save and spend throughout their lifetime, as well as investment in our robust risk analytics and investment platform.

BlackRock’s target date strategies offer a unique combination of extensive experience, advanced strategic insights and flexible investment implementations. We can work with plan sponsors to serve their participants and meet their plan’s objectives with:

  • Low cost, efficient index implementations from the world’s leading index provider.
  • Custom solutions to meet unique demographics or investment objectives.

Our GlidePath options

Equity levels across the glidepath can drive dramatic return differences. Below is our standard glidepath that aims to delivers optimal returns for participants over their lifetime.


Multiple glidepath options offer a simplified custom tailoring to plan sponsors.

For illustrative purposes only.