Tag: TDFs

Grading Target Date Funds from a Fiduciary Perspective

I’m tired of seeing high risk get good grades. Target date funds (TDFs) are the biggest deal in 401(k) land so there is great demand...

3 Key Fiduciary Considerations for Selecting TDFs (Target Date Funds)

As reported in our recent InfoGraphic, target date funds are the most popular 401(k) investment, currently at $1 trillion and forecast to quadruple to $4...

Custom Target Date Funds are a $Trillion Fraud

According to a recent PIMCO Study, “Custom Target Date Funds that can match demographics may enhance control and reduce costs. More than two in three...

Why Are TDFs so Popular with Plan Participants?

The short answer to this question is “Because their employers have chosen TDFs on their behalf.” Or more precisely, advisors choose TDFs (Target Date Funds)...

TDF risks to your Retirement Savings

We each have only one life path, and we each prepare differently for retirement. Despite claims that investments rule, the most important aspect of our...

What Are Target Date Funds? How do They Work?

Target date funds (TDFs) were first introduced in the early 1990s by Barclays Global Investors (BGI) and were originally used for college savings plans. The...

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