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Plan sponsors are finding that simple often is better when it comes to DC plan investment options. Best-in-class DC plans are easy to use, easy to understand and offer participants flexible, cost-effective choices.

The separation of alpha and beta underpins our investment approach. We believe investors will continue to separate beta and alpha returns. As a multi-capability asset manager, we build effective investment solutions across the risk spectrum.

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Provide a fiduciary best-practice methodology in target retirement date funds built on a glidepath composed of globally diversified asset classes including inflation sensitive securities aimed at protecting purchasing power.

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Offer plan participants a diversified menu of investment choices designed to minimize risk exposure and increase the chance of successful retirement outcomes.

Protecting Purchasing Power in DC Plans

The addition of inflation sensitive asset classes, such as U.S. TIPS, commodities, and global real estate can help DC participants as they invest for retirement.

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DC Tracker

DC Tracker as of December 31, 2014

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Improve Active Risk Budgeting

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Balancing Yield and Risk

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