New research from PIMCO says that the majority of consultants think plan sponsors should offer their 401(k) plan participants more target date or target risk strategies of the active management variety.

Specifically, the survey found that of the 51 consulting firms PIMCO surveyed, virtually all (98%) believe that sponsors should offer a target date or target risk investment tier. The vast majority (94%) believe it is important to actively manage these global asset allocation strategies, including guarding participants’ assets against a loss beyond their capacity – defined by consultants as no greater than 8% in any one year for those at retirement age.

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