Time for a twist on TDFs

Plan design tweaks, alternatives suggested in response to target-date fund scrutiny

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By Bruce Shutan
April 15, 2012

There's no denying that target-date funds are easy to understand and wildly popular with 401(k) plan participants, especially among new and inexperienced investors. But their performance has fallen considerably short in a still-fragile economy, as leading fund managers have pursued misguided strategies.

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