Target date funds: To vs. Through retirement glidepath construction

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By Jeri Savage | 31 January 2011

There has been explosive growth in the target date industry following their designation as a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) in 2006. However, not all target date funds are created equal and the growing number of options necessitates increased participant education. This paper will focus on glidepath construction and the distinction between funds managed to retirement, compared to those managed through retirement.