Christopher Nikolich

Christopher Nikolich

Head of Glide Path Strategies (US)—Multi-Asset Solutions

29 Years at AB
30 Years of experience

Christopher Nikolich joined AB in 1994 and is the Head of Glide Path Strategies (US) in the Multi-Asset Solutions business, leading research efforts relating to effective target-date and lifetime income fund construction. He is an author of defined contribution–related research, such as Designing the Future of Target-Date Funds: A New Blueprint for Improving Retirement Outcomes and Leveling the Retirement Income Playing Field: A Comprehensive Framework for Evaluating Diverse Lifetime Income Solutions. In addition, Nikolich has authored thought leadership focused on a variety of topics, such as plan design, asset allocation and inflation. He works closely with clients in the structuring of their customized target-date and lifetime income funds. From 2002 to 2008, Nikolich worked in both New York and London as a senior portfolio manager on the Blend Strategies team, collaborating with clients on the creation and implementation of multi-asset class solutions. From 1996 to 2002, he was a portfolio manager in the Index Strategies Group, where he managed risk-controlled equity services. Nikolich holds a BA in finance from Rider University, an MBA in finance from New York University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rider University, the Vice Chair of Rider University’s Investment Subcommittee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA). Location: New York

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Is Your Target-Date Fund Providing Enough Inflation Protection?

Is Your Target-Date Fund Providing Enough Inflation Protection?

by Christopher Nikolich, Vinod Chathlani, Elena Wang
With inflation on the rise in the post-pandemic recovery spending power for plan participants near or in retirement could be vulnerable. Target-date funds have tools at their disposal to battle inflation, but if they’re not deployed effectively, it could end up exacting a performance cost.

Asset Allocation, Inflation, Plan Design, Target-Date Solutions

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