Consulting Resources for Your Client Engagement

Target Date Funds (TDFs) are the fastest growing component of the defined contribution market. BlackRock's TDF Edge program provides you with insights, resources, tools and actionable ideas to capitalize on this unprecedented opportunity by building your business as a TDF specialist.

Guide clients through every stage of the TDF consulting engagement, from education, to implementation and monitoring.

TDF Edge Consulting Opportunities

As assets continue to flow, plan sponsors need guidance on how to navigate the landscape and choose the right target date fund for their plans. Explore our tools, insights and resources that you can use to educate plan sponsors and guide them through every stage of the TDF consulting engagement.

1: Educate and Deliver TDF expertise

Educate and Deliver TDF expertise

Help your clients "get it right" by framing the TDF evaluation roadmap.

2: Determine TDF Strategy

Determine TDF Strategy

Take your clients through a step-by-step process to set the goals and glidepath and to document TDF characteristics in the IPS.

3: Evaluate and Select TDFs

Evaluate and Select TDFs

Use an objective process and next-gen tools to help plan sponsors make optimal TDF decisions.

4: Set Implementation and Monitoring Strategy

Set Implementation and Monitoring Strategy

Provide clarity and perspective on TDF delivery and oversight.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Diversification and asset allocation may not protect against market risk or loss of principal.

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