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gears labeled investment and trust According to Morningstar’s Jeff Holt, eight of the top 10 TDF providers now offer a version in CIT form, another consequence of plan sponsors’ and retirement investors’ demand for lower cost options. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Assets in target-date mutual funds declined last year for the first time since 2008, as strong net new flows were not enough to offset a down year for equities.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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