According to an announcement by TDA, contents of the new site include:
- Articles and white papers that describe TDA’s methodologies and backtests of TDA’s results,
- Free index returns on the three TDA Pure Target Date Series as well as a Peer index,
- Free categorizations of target-date mutual funds as Conservative, Moderate, or Aggressive, and
- Free MPT measures of target-date mutual fund performance, namely alpha, beta, and R-squared relative to the appropriate TDA pure index.
More information is at www.tdbench.com .
TDA is an effort by Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University; Joseph C. Nagengast, president of Turnstone Advisory Group LLC; and Ronald J. Surz president of PPCA, Inc. and principal of RCG LLP. Nagengast co-authored PLANSPONSOR’s Popping the Hood II, a comprehensive analysis of target-date funds, available at http://www.plansponsorresearch.com/targetdate/ .