Indexing has long played a significant role in the largest institutional DC plans. But now, indexing is gaining interest and momentum in small and mid-sized plans as well. In 2014 alone, 27.3% of plan sponsors increased their proportion of index fund assets*.

BlackRock's suite of Index Mutual Funds and LifePath Index Target Date Portfolios can be the foundation for high quality investment menus.

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As one of the industry's first target date funds, LifePath Index helps capture market returns efficiently by providing a transparent, low-cost approach for DC plans.

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*Source: Callan, 2015 Defined Contribution Trends
1 Morningstar. As of 6/30/2015
2 BlackRock. As of 6/30/2015

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Stock and bond values fluctuate in price so the value of your investment can go down depending on market conditions.

There is no guarantee that stocks or stock funds will pay dividends.

Carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each fund carefully before investing. The prospectuses and, if available, the summary prospectuses contain this and other information about the funds and are available, along with information on other BlackRock funds, by calling 800-882-0052 or at The prospectuses and, if available, the summary prospectuses should be read carefully before investing. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Asset allocation models and diversification do not promise any level of performance or guarantee against loss of principal. The principal value of the target date funds is not guaranteed at any time, including at and after the target date.

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