Scrutinizing Target-Date Funds

Human Resource Executive

July 25, 2009


In a joint hearing before the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission, regulators questioned the make-up of target-date funds and the disclosures related to them. Such funds have been increasingly popular with plan sponsors -- as well as employees -- but even some with the same target date have widely divergent equity allocations.

By Robert Stowe England


Closer scrutiny of target-date funds by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to prompt new regulatory initiatives by both government agencies. 


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Robert Stowe England is an author and financial journalist who has specialized in writing about financial institutions, financial markets, retirement income issues, and the financial impact of population aging.

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