John Hancock has made its recently renamed "Retirement Choices At" series of target date funds available to retirement plan sponsors. Share classes R1, R2, and R6 are now available, following the launch of R4 shares last spring.
Effective in May of 2012, John Hancock renamed its two target date funds series to make a clearer distinction between funds that are managed "to" and "through" retirement. Formerly named "Retirement 2010 – 2050 Portfolios," the target date funds spanning 2010 to 2050 are now called "Retirement Choices At" (e.g., "Retirement Choices At 2015"). This emphasizes that the portfolios are managed "to" a specific year.