Target date strategies

Built on a foundation of research and experience

Since BlackRock pioneered the target date fund over 30 years ago, the goal of LifePath® has remained constant: helping plan sponsors to provide participants with consistent spending in retirement.

Since then, nearly everything else about retirement has changed – from investment strategies to economic trends and regulatory requirements. To help plan sponsors ensure 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 Aladdin® risk analytics and investment platform.

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

  • Low cost, efficient index implementations from the world’s leading index provider.1
  • Custom solutions to meet unique demographics or investment objectives.

LifePath Canada by the numbers

Continuous growth and adoption

* Source: BlackRock, as of 3.31.2023, in CAD.