Plan advisors do not agree on any one primary risk to individuals’ retirement savings, but a majority of advisors agree that the top two risks are longevity and volatility.
The same factors that make TDFs attractive to certain clients are also among the ones that trigger the greatest amount of concern among other clients.
Most advisors surveyed believe that more customization versus off-the-shelf options would help make TDFs more useful and more attractive to clients.
Performance is the second-most commonly cited top concern by plan advisors when it comes to evaluating TDFs.
Retirement plan advisors expect to increase their reliance on TDFs in the coming years.