Tag: QDIA

Charles Schwab Experts Debunk Passive TDF Myths

A TDF may invest its assets into index-based securities that do not make tactical adjustments as the markets change—but the act of managing even an index-based portfolio according to a glide path that ramps down equity risk over time will always be at least in part fundamentally “active.”

Morningstar Paper Lays Out Method to Determine the Best QDIA

“The world is moving toward big data, and thus far as an industry we haven’t been able to use big data in a meaningful way. We are now in the midst of a paradigm shift that will allow plan sponsors to make data-driven decisions in an entirely new way,” says Thomas Idzorek, with Morningstar Investment Management.

Self-Dealing Suit Against Wells Fargo Dismissed

A U.S. District Court Judge agreed with Wells Fargo that allegations that the bank breached its fiduciary duty by continuing to invest in its own TDFs when better-performing funds were available at a lower cost are insufficient to plausibly allege a breach of fiduciary duty.

TDF Market Evolution Improves Product Choice

The majority of TDF providers continue to construct their TDF portfolios using proprietary funds as the underlying investments, Mercer finds, “despite reports of plan sponsor unbundling trends.”