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Inflows poured into target date funds at Vanguard, T. Rowe in 1Q

May 1, 2011

Money poured into target date funds during the first quarter, led by The Vanguard Group Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. Meanwhile, nearly $50 million flowed out of AllianceBernstein LP's target date funds during the quarter. “They have seen...

Target date funds back on target: Morningstar

April 29, 2011

Target-date funds designed for investors retiring last year have recouped losses from the credit crisis, Morningstar Inc. said. The funds labeled 2010 gained 5 percent on average from U.S. stocks' high in October 2007 through Feb. 17, the report...

AllianceBernstein sees target date fund outflows

April 25, 2011

Funds poured into target date funds during the first quarter, led by The Vanguard Group Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. Meanwhile, nearly $50 million flowed out of AllianceBernstein LP's target date funds during the quarter. “They have seen...

Gender split on target funds

February 27, 2011

Female retirement plan participants appear to display a greater inclination to place assets in target date funds than in target risk funds. An analysis of the retirement plans administered by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. showed that...

GAO lifts hood on target date funds - and finds big problems

February 27, 2011

The Government Accountability Office has recommended several major changes to the use of target date funds in 401(k) plans after finding that investments in funds with similar end dates vary wildly. A report released by the GAO found, for example,...

Target date fund suggestions could do more harm than good

February 24, 2011

Though the Government Accountability Office's suggestions to the Labor Department for additional guidance on target date funds are well-intentioned, they aren't terribly helpful and are not likely to become a reality, ERISA lawyers said. “They're...

GAO lifts hood on target date funds – and finds big problems

February 24, 2011

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recommended several major changes to the use of target date funds in 401(k) plans after finding that investments in funds with similar end dates vary wildly. A report released by the GAO found, for...

How to compare target date funds

February 20, 2011

As part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Labor Department granted plan sponsors a “safe harbor” to enroll participants automatically in a handful of investment products designated as qualified default investment alternatives. This...

Target groups see changes to rankings

February 13, 2011

Morningstar Inc. has updated its quarterly ranking of large target date fund groups, raising its rating on TIAA-CREF and MassMutual Retirement Services, while lowering its rating on Fidelity Investments. Morningstar's ranking features five categories...

Industry groups say target date proposal slightly off the mark

January 17, 2011

Retirement and investment industry participants are seeking greater detail from the Labor Department on its proposed enhanced disclosures for target date funds in retirement plans. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., the...

Target date fund proposal targeted by industry group

January 13, 2011

The Labor Department's call for greater disclosure on target date funds is generating criticism as the deadline for public comment on the proposed rule approaches. The rule, revealed by the DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration in...

DOL floats disclosure rule for 401(k) target date funds

November 29, 2010

The Labor Department today proposed a rule aimed at providing 401(k) plan participants more details about target date funds used in retirement plans. The proposed rule, which will be posted in the Federal Register on Tuesday, calls for 401(k)...

Putnam cuts fees on absolute-return and lifecycle funds

November 29, 2010

Putnam Investments has significantly lowered the expense ratios on its slate of Absolute Return funds and its RetirementReady Lifecycle funds. At the highest end, Putnam trimmed fees on its Absolute Return 100 Fund by 54%, lowering the total...

Providers add alternative investments to target date funds

October 31, 2010

Some providers of target date options in defined-contribution plans are adding alternative investments ranging from commodities and Treasury inflation-protected securities to real estate investment trusts and master limited partnerships. Among...

John Hancock adds a ‘to' to its ‘through' TDFs

August 24, 2010

In an apparent first for the retirement industry, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services is now offering 401(k) participants a choice between target date funds that plan for investments “to” retirement and “through” retirement. Until...

Moving target: Sky-high turnover in Putnam's TDFs

August 23, 2010

Putnam Investments, MFS Investment Management and GuideStone Financial Resources market target date fund families with turnover well above the industry average — prompting industry observers to wonder if investors and advisers are aware of...

SEC's target date proposal met with raging indifference

August 20, 2010

Public response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposal to enhance target date fund disclosure has been tepid — even as the public-comment deadline looms three days away. Since the June release of the SEC's target date funds disclosure...

Target date funds add alternatives to combat inflation

August 10, 2010

In an effort to guard against the rising threat of inflation, several target date fund providers have added alternative asset classes to their portfolios. T. Rowe Price Group Inc., The Principal Financial Group and OppenheimerFunds Inc. all...

Firms still enhancing target date funds

July 11, 2010

Despite a tepid response from plan sponsors, asset management firms continue to develop and promote annuity-enhanced target date funds, insisting that demand for retirement income will spur interest. BlackRock Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc....

Target date fund disclosure plan falls short of the mark, say critics

June 17, 2010

Fund industry participants lauded the SEC's latest attempt to boost target date fund disclosure — but say that more could be done to help clarify the investments for participants. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday...

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