Barclays Global Investors on Wednesday introduced a new suite of investment solutions specifically tailored for company matches in 401(k) plans—the first DC solution specifically designed for matches.

Traditionally, 401(k) sponsors have either corralled company matches into company stock or into the investment choices the participant selected. Instead, SponsorMatch is designed to improve the usage of the money that fund sponsors match to a worker’s 401(k) contributions by putting it into three types of investments via a single fund that is packaged like a target-maturity fund.

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