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Jan 2017

A Better Methodology for Monitoring Target Date Funds: 2017

Executive Summary Target date funds (TDFs) have experienced not only significant growth in assets since they were introduced over 20 years ago, but also an important evolution in the options available to retirement plans. By the end of 2015, TDFs held over $763 billion, with almost $69 billion in…

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Jan 2017

Impact of the Proposed IRS Mortality Tables and Strategies to Reduce its Effects

Since late 2014, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) has been proposing updating the mortality tables used to determine the funding target liability for defined benefit (DB) plans under §430 of the code, with the mortality tables that were published by the Retirement Plans Experience Committee of the Soc…

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Dec 2016

Cammack Retirement Investment Brief: No Surprises from the Fed

The Federal Reserve concluded its final policy meeting of the year and as expected, raised the benchmark interest rate 25 basis points to a range of 0.50% to 0.75%.  Bond yields have moved sharply higher in recent weeks in anticipation of the Fed’s announcement. Fed officials also signaled a…

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