Investing for retirement made easier

People are living longer than ever, which means they need their retirement savings to last longer, too. That’s why there’s LifePath® — an investment designed to help people close the retirement income gap between where they are today and the retirement they want tomorrow.

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BlackRock's LifePath Funds, the industry's first target date funds, are designed to navigate uncertainty and seek to deliver a consistent standard of living. LifePath offers a choice of strategies and the flexibility to evolve as needs change.

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As one of only two target date fund series awarded the Morningstar Analyst Gold rating*, LifePath Index funds offer a globally diversified, low cost portfolio optimized for every life stage.

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LifePath Dynamic Funds respond to opportunities in changing markets through active asset allocation and a blend of active, index and smart beta strategies.

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LifePath Smart Beta funds seek to access broad and persistent sources of return by investing in smart beta and index strategies.

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See how the LifePath Index Fund seeks to balance risk and return in up and down markets.
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LifePath adjusts as retirement nears

LifePath funds are invested mainly in equities early on to provide the potential for long-term growth. As the target date approaches, LifePath gradually shifts to more conservative investments, such as bonds, that are designed to manage against the market’s downside.

LifePath stock allocation vs. retirement

*For illustrative purposes only. LifePath stock allocation may include real estate investment trusts (REITS) and commodity funds.

LifePath adjusts as retirement nears

LifePath funds are invested mainly in equities early on to provide the potential for long-term growth. As the target date approaches, LifePath gradually shifts to more conservative investments, such as bonds, that are designed to manage against the market’s downside.

LifePath stock allocation vs. retirement

*For illustrative purposes only. LifePath stock allocation may include real estate investment trusts (REITS) and commodity funds.

LifePath adjusts as retirement nears

Mix of factor-based strategies within the glidepath will change over time to reflect evolving risk profile.

LifePath retirement chart

For illustrative purposes only. Based on LifePath Smart Beta asset allocation as of 12/31/2016.
Allocations are subject to change without prior notice.