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DC Participants Seek Certainty (PDF)
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Dec. 28, 2014
"[Neither plan sponsors nor participants] are fully grasping the trade-offs between the expectation for performance/return and the probability of success. Plan sponsors should select their qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) based on the likelihood of reaching the plan's objective in the sole interest of participants. If a target-date fund series is used, [the author] suggests identifying the strategic (not just the equity) glide path that is most likely to meet the plan sponsor's conscious trade-off between return and outcome certainty and then use this strategic glide path for performance benchmarking."

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