Numbers Game

The best- and worst-performing target date funds

How these funds fared in the second quarter of 2015

Jul 26, 2015 @ 12:01 am

By InvestmentNews Data

Target Date 2011-2015

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
Franklin LifeSmart 2015 Retire Target A (FTRAX)0.08%1.11%7.53%8.00%$82.70.98%
AB 2015 Retirement Strategy A (LTEAX)0.00%-0.33%8.58%8.63%$100.10.98%
Fidelity Freedom 2015 (FFVFX)-0.02%3.00%8.20%8.76%$5,934.40.63%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2015 (TRRGX)-0.07%1.86%9.81%10.52%$10,152.60.63%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2015 Retire (TCLIX)-0.08%2.71%9.14%9.84%$1,779.80.65%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2015 A (FFVAX)-0.09%2.18%7.73%8.44%$1,610.00.89%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2015 (FEJPX)-0.12%2.33%N/AN/A$2.10.86%
T. Rowe Price Target Retire 2015 Advisor (PAHRX)-0.18%0.93%N/AN/A$110.80.87%
JHancock Retire Living through 2015 A (JLBAX)-0.19%0.88%8.43%9.25%$600.51.05%
Harbor Target Retirement 2015 Institutional (HARGX)-0.27%0.85%6.15%7.27%$9.70.65%
Bottom 5
Wells Fargo Advantage DJ Target 2015 Inv (WFQEX)-1.43%-1.47%3.71%5.32%$823.60.89%
ClearTrack 2015 R1 (TCFTX)-1.40%0.00%N/AN/A$3.21.20%
JHancock Retire Living thru II 2015 R2 (JRLJX)-1.23%0.95%N/AN/A$17.91.00%
Great-West Lifetime 2015 II T (MXLVX)-1.22%1.21%7.27%8.44%$999.30.87%
Great-West Lifetime 2015 III T (MXLYX)-1.19%1.45%8.54%9.55%$50.10.87%

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2020 Retirement Strategy A (LTHAX)0.17%-0.07%9.57%9.28%$180.31.02%
Fidelity Freedom 2020 (FFFDX)0.16%3.31%8.97%9.61%$12,738.20.66%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2020 Retire (TCLTX)0.08%3.06%10.31%10.80%$2,816.20.66%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2020 (TRRBX)0.05%2.45%11.20%11.67%$25,591.50.67%
Franklin LifeSmart 2020 Retire Target A (FLRMX)0.03%2.70%N/AN/A$26.51.00%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2020 A (FDAFX)0.01%2.31%8.45%9.28%$3,087.70.91%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2020 (FEKPX)0.01%2.51%N/AN/A$4.40.88%
T. Rowe Price Target Retire 2020 Advisor (PAIRX)0.00%1.37%N/AN/A$137.30.90%
Harbor Target Retirement 2020 Institutional (HARJX)0.00%1.27%7.09%8.04%$28.60.68%
JHancock Retire Living through 2020 A (JLDAX)-0.09%1.27%9.74%10.24%$1,213.51.06%
Bottom 5
Invesco Balanced-Risk Retire 2020 A (AFTAX)-2.36%-0.52%4.05%7.19%$110.20.98%
PIMCO RealPath Blend 2020 A (PBZAX)-2.09%0.00%N/AN/A$3.00.87%
PIMCO RealPath 2020 A (PTYAX)-1.58%-0.17%3.60%4.83%$94.41.09%
Wells Fargo Advantage DJ Target 2020 A (STTRX)-1.32%-0.95%5.45%6.69%$2,767.30.81%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2020 R5 (JBSRX)-1.12%1.89%N/AN/A$147.40.50%

Target Date 2021-2025

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2025 Retirement Strategy A (LTIAX)0.33%0.35%10.76%10.07%$185.21.04%
Fidelity Freedom 2025 (FFTWX)0.27%3.59%10.51%10.74%$9,087.80.70%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2025 A (FATWX)0.24%2.64%9.99%10.43%$3,177.50.95%
Harbor Target Retirement 2025 Inst (HARMX)0.24%1.28%7.93%8.70%$11.50.70%
Franklin LifeSmart 2025 Retire Target A (FTRTX)0.19%3.29%11.29%10.29%$127.71.01%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2025 Retirement (TCLFX)0.15%3.27%11.47%11.70%$2,867.20.68%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2025 (FEDPX)0.14%2.74%N/AN/A$1.30.95%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2025 (TRRHX)0.12%2.98%12.47%12.61%$18,263.60.70%
JHancock Retire Living through 2025 A (JLEAX)0.09%1.80%11.12%11.28%$1,499.81.07%
T. Rowe Price Target Retire 2025 Advisor (PAJRX)0.00%1.89%N/AN/A$107.10.93%
Bottom 5
Pimco RealPath Blend 2025 A (PPZAX)-2.08%0.00%N/AN/A$3.10.83%
Pimco RealPath 2025 A (PENZX)-1.55%-0.31%4.46%N/A$81.71.12%
ClearTrack 2025 R1 (TDITX)-1.40%0.00%N/AN/A$3.11.20%
Great-West Lifetime 2025 I T (MXALX)-1.19%1.09%7.86%8.83%$277.10.89%
Wells Fargo Advantage DJ Target 2025 Inv (WFGYX)-1.14%-0.35%7.29%8.28%$2,416.30.91%

Target Date 2026-2030

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
Fidelity Freedom 2030 (FFFEX)0.65%4.10%11.32%11.34%$10,889.10.74%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2030 A (FAFEX)0.59%3.04%10.72%11.01%$3,127.40.99%
AB 2030 Retirement Strategy A (LTJAX)0.56%1.05%11.99%10.84%$154.71.06%
Harbor Target Retirement 2030 Institutional (HARPX)0.53%1.24%9.17%9.71%$26.30.72%
American Funds 2030 Target Date Retire A (AAETX)0.46%3.43%13.94%13.36%$5,397.70.75%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2030 Retirement (TCLNX)0.38%3.58%12.59%12.60%$2,776.80.69%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2030 (FECPX)0.32%3.07%N/AN/A$1.51.00%
MainStay Retirement 2030 A (MRTTX)0.27%3.93%12.35%12.11%$238.01.10%
Franklin LifeSmart 2030 Retire Target A (FLRSX)0.26%4.43%N/AN/A$26.51.02%
JHancock Retire Living through 2030 A (JLFAX)0.26%2.13%12.13%12.00%$1,322.61.10%
Bottom 5
Invesco Balanced-Risk Retire 2030 A (TNAAX)-3.08%-0.55%4.81%7.80%$118.91.14%
Pimco RealPath Blend 2030 A (PBPAX)-1.99%0.00%N/AN/A$3.00.81%
Pimco RealPath 2030 A (PEHAX)-1.54%-0.59%5.40%5.84%$118.11.15%
ClearTrack 2030 R1 (TDFTX)-1.00%0.00%N/AN/A$1.91.20%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2030 R5 (JRBBX)-0.93%2.26%N/AN/A$142.20.50%

Target Date 2031-2035

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
Fidelity Freedom 2035 (FFTHX)0.90%4.35%12.46%12.05%$6,320.50.75%
AB 2035 Retirement Strategy A (LTKAX)0.78%1.65%12.90%11.40%$124.91.06%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2035 A (FATHX)0.74%3.28%11.88%11.76%$2,375.41.01%
American Funds 2035 Target Date Retire A (AAFTX)0.69%3.70%14.24%13.53%$3,813.60.76%
Harbor Target Retirement 2035 Institutional (HARUX)0.58%1.47%10.53%10.72%$9.50.73%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2035 Retire (TCLRX)0.52%3.81%13.63%13.43%$2,795.70.70%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2035 (FENPX)0.47%3.24%N/AN/A$1.31.02%
JHancock Retire Living through 2035 A (JLHAX)0.42%2.34%12.79%12.46%$1,105.31.09%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2035 (TRRJX)0.35%3.77%14.32%14.04%$13,499.40.75%
AB Multi-Manager Select 2035 A (TDMAX)0.29%0.00%N/AN/A$4.81.10%
Bottom 5
Pimco RealPath Blend 2035 A (PDGAX)-1.71%0.00%N/AN/A$3.10.78%
Pimco RealPath 2035 A (PIVAX)-1.10%0.09%6.32%N/A$84.31.18%
Great-West Lifetime 2035 I T (MXGLX)-0.94%1.56%10.59%10.93%$228.90.94%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2035 R5 (JPBRX)-0.84%2.33%N/AN/A$94.70.50%
ClearTrack 2035 R1 (TCETX)-0.80%0.00%N/AN/A$2.01.20%

Target Date 2036-2040

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2040 Retirement Strategy A (LTLAX)0.92%2.38%13.63%11.85%$108.71.06%
Fidelity Freedom 2040 (FFFFX)0.86%4.30%12.57%12.18%$6,901.80.75%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2040 A (FAFFX)0.76%3.18%11.96%11.89%$2,226.91.01%
American Funds 2040 Target Date Retire A (AAGTX)0.76%3.70%14.46%13.66%$3,418.40.76%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2040 Retire (TCLOX)0.73%4.02%14.24%13.76%$3,602.80.71%
Harbor Target Retirement 2040 Institutional (HARYX)0.65%2.09%12.03%11.72%$20.40.75%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2040 (FEWPX)0.52%3.25%N/AN/A$0.81.02%
KP Retirement Path 2040 Institutional (KPRFX)0.48%2.59%N/AN/A$606.90.52%
MainStay Retirement 2040 A (MSRTX)0.45%4.35%13.57%13.01%$181.41.11%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2040 (TRRDX)0.44%4.04%14.80%14.32%$17,184.00.76%
Bottom 5
Invesco Balanced-Risk Retire 2040 A (TNDAX)-3.58%-0.72%5.13%8.00%$80.81.24%
Pimco RealPath Blend 2040 A (PVPAX)-1.58%0.00%N/AN/A$3.10.75%
Pimco RealPath 2040 A (POFAX)-1.07%-0.06%6.64%7.25%$92.51.18%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2040 R5 (JOBBX)-0.77%2.43%N/AN/A$89.40.50%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2040 A (SMTAX)-0.70%4.36%13.83%13.29%$4,300.40.94%

Target Date 2041-2045

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2045 Retirement Strategy A (LTPAX)1.04%2.37%13.81%12.00%$85.91.06%
Harbor Target Retirement 2045 Inst (HACCX)0.89%2.41%13.36%12.61%$5.20.76%
Fidelity Freedom 2045 (FFFGX)0.87%4.41%12.86%12.36%$3,029.80.75%
American Funds 2045 Target Date Retire A (AAHTX)0.83%3.90%14.51%13.70%$2,064.10.76%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2045 Institutional (TTFIX)0.81%4.35%14.51%14.02%$1,355.70.46%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2045 A (FFFZX)0.74%3.27%12.25%12.10%$1,201.91.01%
KP Retirement Path 2045 Institutional (KPRGX)0.58%2.74%N/AN/A$403.40.52%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2045 (FEZPX)0.55%3.27%N/AN/A$1.31.02%
AB Multi-Manager Select 2045 A (TDNAX)0.48%0.00%N/AN/A$3.51.15%
JHancock Retire Living through 2045 A (JLJAX)0.43%2.30%12.85%12.51%$819.81.10%
Bottom 5
Pimco RealPath Blend 2045 A (PVQAX)-1.40%0.00%N/AN/A$3.10.73%
Pimco RealPath 2045 A (PFZAX)-0.99%-0.26%7.16%N/A$59.01.20%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2045 R5 (JMBRX)-0.83%2.44%N/AN/A$49.60.50%
Great-West Lifetime 2045 I T (MXMLX)-0.76%1.69%12.00%11.84%$124.80.96%
BlackRock LifePath Index 2045 Institutional (LIHIX)-0.74%2.50%12.41%N/A$277.90.19%

Target Date 2046-2050

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2050 Retirement Strategy A (LTQAX)1.07%2.30%13.93%12.08%$23.41.06%
Harbor Target Retirement 2050 Institutional (HAFFX)1.03%3.01%14.53%13.28%$21.10.78%
Fidelity Freedom 2050 (FFFHX)0.86%4.35%12.94%12.49%$2,405.00.75%
American Funds 2050 Target Date Retire A (AALTX)0.85%3.94%14.52%13.70%$1,725.90.77%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Institutional (TFTIX)0.81%4.33%14.53%14.05%$793.40.46%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2050 A (FFFLX)0.80%3.23%12.40%12.27%$879.61.01%
MainStay Retirement 2050 A (MSRLX)0.63%4.71%14.13%13.45%$85.01.11%
KP Retirement Path 2050 Institutional (KPRHX)0.58%2.73%N/AN/A$154.60.52%
JHancock Retire Living through 2050 1 (JLKOX)0.50%2.76%13.39%N/A$289.40.72%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2050 (FEYPX)0.48%3.21%N/AN/A$1.31.02%
Bottom 5
Invesco Balanced-Risk Retire 2050 A (TNEAX)-4.08%-0.85%5.49%8.22%$37.01.35%
Pimco RealPath Blend 2050 A (PPQAX)-1.26%0.00%N/AN/A$3.10.71%
Pimco RealPath 2050 A (PFYAX)-0.90%0.28%7.10%7.35%$92.91.20%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2050 R5 (JNABX)-0.83%2.38%N/AN/A$32.10.50%
BlackRock LifePath Index 2050 Institutional (LIPIX)-0.73%2.57%13.04%N/A$293.90.19%

Target Date 2050+

Top 103-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*
AB 2055 Retirement Strategy A (LTWAX)1.14%2.39%13.97%12.06%$14.21.06%
Harbor Target Retirement 2055 Institutional (HATRX)0.97%0.00%N/AN/A$0.60.78%
Fidelity Freedom 2055 (FDEEX)0.83%4.39%13.28%N/A$567.80.75%
American Funds 2055 Target Date Retire A (AAMTX)0.82%3.88%14.50%13.71%$616.50.79%
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2055 Institutional (TTRIX)0.80%4.25%14.53%N/A$149.50.46%
Fidelity Advisor Freedom 2055 A (FHFAX)0.72%3.25%12.70%N/A$259.31.01%
Strategic Advisers Multi-Manager 2055 (FESPX)0.49%3.21%N/AN/A$1.11.02%
KP Retirement Path 2055 Institutional (KPRIX)0.48%2.69%N/AN/A$19.60.53%
T. Rowe Price Retirement 2055 (TRRNX)0.44%4.05%14.78%14.31%$1,898.10.76%
T. Rowe Price Target Retire 2055 Advisor (PAFTX)0.42%3.74%N/AN/A$11.81.01%
Bottom 5
Pimco RealPath Blend 2055 A (PRQAX)-1.29%N/AN/AN/A$3.10.71%
Pimco RealPath 2055 A (PQRAX)-0.81%N/AN/AN/A$3.31.21%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement Blend 2055 R5 (JTBBX)-0.75%2.48%N/AN/A$10.80.50%
JPMorgan SmartRetirement 2055 A (JFFAX)-0.68%4.31%13.86%N/A$333.90.96%
BlackRock LifePath Index 2055 Institutional (LIVIX)-0.66%2.54%13.69%N/A$83.40.19%

As of June 30. N/A=not available (fund has been in operation for less than the period indicated). Rankings are based on unrounded numbers. *Net prospectus. Source: Morningstar Inc.

Target Date 2016-2020

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