Guardian Expands Retirement Plan Investment Offerings

November 19, 2012 ( – The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company expanded its investment option lineup for two qualified retirement plan platforms.

The Guardian Advantage fund lineup will add 27 new investment options for a total of 101. The Guardian Choice fund lineup will offer 33 more options for a total of 111. The investment options provide exposure to new market sectors.  

Plan sponsors will now have the option to select investments from several new asset classes and mutual fund families which will include both actively managed and index-based funds. The enhanced asset class lineup includes Large Cap Blend, Large Cap Growth, Multi Sector Bond, Emerging Markets Bond, Target-Date, Index, Socially Responsible and Sector funds.  

Investment options in The Guardian Advantage and The Guardian Choice plans are screened by SWBC Investment Advisory Services.  

“These substantial new fund enhancements underscore our commitment to providing choice and flexibility to plan sponsors, while still offering focus lists with fiduciary support services provided by SWBC Investment Advisory Services,” said Jason Frain, vice president, 401(k) Product Management and Development, Guardian Retirement Solutions.

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