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Selected Research for Defined Contribution

Market Perspective

Global Economic Challenges Reawaken Market Volatility

In the two weeks since China devalued its currency, asset prices globally have undergone sharp declines—in stocks, bonds, commodities and many currencies, especially among emerging markets. The sell-off in global markets accelerated last Friday and continued Monday, with global and regional indexes nearing or entering their first correction (a drop of 10% from the most recent peak) in several years.

August 25, 2015

INSIDE THE MINDS OF PLAN SPONSORS

What’s in the future for DC plans? In AB’s latest survey, over 1,000 DC plan sponsors told us what they think about their companies’ plans, their participants and the DC industry. Their thoughts are always interesting…and sometimes surprising—showing noteworthy perspectives and controversial dividing lines.

April 21, 2015

Market Perspective

China Races Against Time as Demographic Drag Looms

Senior Economist—Asia
Economist—Asia-Pacific

The next decade will be critical for China as it seeks to further modernize its economy before demographic headwinds kick in. With cheap labor supply drying up and productivity gains moderating, failure to implement appropriate reform may push China into the so-called middle-income trap.

May 29, 2013

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Selected Research for Defined Contribution US

DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF TARGET-DATE FUNDS

Target-date funds are the key to the future of retirement savings for American workers. While these funds have seen tremendous asset growth over the past decade, their investment design hasn’t kept pace with available innovations. The result: many target-date strategies may fail to guard against today’s heightened retirement risks.

June 18, 2015

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Opportunity

Creating Tomorrow’s Target Date Fund - Today

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