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Defined Contribution Insights

September 2014

A Closer Look at the American Funds Target Date Retirement Series® 

In these videos, portfolio managers Jim Lovelace, Wesley Phoa and Brad Vogt discuss the American Funds Target Date Retirement Series. The three managers are part of the Portfolio Oversight Committee supervising the series. The managers discuss the following topics:

  • Balancing longevity risk (outliving assets) and market risk (volatility) through the use of dividend-paying stocks 
  • Their approach to strategic and tactical asset allocation
  • The importance of aligning the glide path to participant objectives 

Watch these videos to learn more about the series’ approach to equity and fixed income, the benefits of managing the series to investor objectives and the reasons for the series’ success so far.


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