Christopher Nikolich

Christopher Nikolich

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

27 Years at AB
28 Years of experience

Christopher 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 the author of Anti-Depression Advice for Retirees, among other defined contribution (DC)–related research. Nikolich also works closely with clients in the structuring of their customized target-date and lifetime income funds. He was previously a senior investment director within DC. From 2002 to 2008, Nikolich was a senior portfolio manager on the Blend Strategies team, where he worked closely with clients on the creation and implementation of multi-asset-class solutions. From 2004 to 2006, he was based in London, where he worked with clients in the UK and Europe. From 1996 to 2002, Nikolich was a portfolio manager in the Index Strategies Group, where he managed risk-controlled equity services. He holds a BA in finance from Rider University, an MBA in finance from New York University, is 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

Portfolio Risks Don’t Stop When Retirement Starts
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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