How Can You Help Your Employees Retire?

You’ve read the recent headlines about retirement: Employees aren’t prepared. Employers aren’t confident. Retirement is in trouble. But the path toward solving the problem isn’t well-defined. How can plan sponsors assist employees who are unsure about what the future holds?

We outline the pros and cons of managed accounts, custom target-date solutions, and target-date funds.


In this paper, you will learn:

  • What the differences are between target-date funds and managed accounts

  • When a plan sponsor should consider offering each solution or both

  • How to determine which option is right for your plan

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