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Are Single-Manager Target-Date Funds Risky for Large Plan Fiduciaries?

Senior Retirement Plan Counsel—AllianceBernstein Investments
July 20, 2012

Many US DC plans chose a single­ manager target-date fund default option following the arrival of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA). These funds have several drawbacks, and their inflexibility poses potential risks for large plan fiduciaries. While single-manager target-date funds may remain viable for smaller plans, there are now better options for larger plans, given their size and scale.

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