More Guidance Is Available on Target Date Funds

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor issued general guidance for plan fiduciaries about selecting and monitoring TDFs in 401(k)s and similar participant-directed individual account plans. Tips for ERISA Plan Fiduciaries is available at http://tinyurl.com/DOLTipsAboutTDFs.

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) has published a guide concerning TDFs that is intended to supplement the Department of Labor’s suggestions.

The DCIIA Guide to U.S. Department of Labor Tips on Selecting Target Date Funds offers discussions on how to develop a prudent process, portfolio construction considerations, asset allocation, and the use of active and passive funds. Also included is a review of factors related to off-the-shelf and custom TDFs. See the guide at http://tinyurl.com/DCIIATargetDateFunds.

For plan sponsor use only, not for use with participants or the general public. This information is not intended as authoritative guidance or tax or legal advice. You should consult with your attorney or tax advisor for guidance on your specific situation.

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