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Impact Investing: The Views of Institutional Investors and Financial Intermediaries

Impact Investing: Opportunities for Investors Who Want to Give Back

Impact investing—the idea of doing good while doing well—is a fast-growing category among individual and institutional investors who are embracing the belief that investments...
Beyond Labels: Issues in Target-Date Fund Evaluation and Selection

Issues in Target-Date Fund Evaluation and Selection

The investment community has made significant strides in understanding and evaluating target-date fund (TDF)1 strategies over the past decade. Now, however, we have reached a...

Plan Sponsors: Analyze the Glide Path

A target-date fund’s glide path reflects its risk and return potential over time. The glide path gradually shifts the fund’s asset allocation from a...

Plan Sponsors: Measuring Target-Date Fund Performance and Risk

Target-date funds may have a positive impact on participants’ investment results. One study shows that, on average, participants using employer-provided assistance such as target-date...

Plan Sponsors: The Challenge of Choosing the “Right” Investments

One of the most important fiduciary duties of plan sponsors is meeting the needs of plan participants. You can take an important step by offering a diversified...

Plan Sponsors: Expand Your Retirement Plan with Target-Date Funds

When you use target-date funds in your retirement plan, you’re helping participants prepare for retirement by providing access to a professionally managed portfolio that’s pre-diversified across stocks, bonds...

U.S. Retirement Asset Roundup

As of June 30, 2013, total U.S. retirement assets were $20.9 trillion, an 11% increase from the second quarter of 2012. These retirement assets...

Defined Contribution Insights: Modest Expectations for Plan Participants

An American Century Investments® study shows that practical retirement savings advice is more important to plan participants than brochures that paint an unrealistic view...

Defined Contribution Insights: About to Retire and Full of Regret

An American Century Investments® study of plan participants reveals pre-retirees are looking back on their financial decisions with a lot of regret, especially when...

Defined Contribution Insights: Plans Get Passing Grades, but More Education Required

An American Century Investments® survey of pre-retirees shows that participants value the defined contribution (DC) plan but want more advice on how to prepare for...

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