Our latest target date fund research compiled during 2017 and early 2018 reveals important updates to the input assumptions used in our target date fund methodology. As a result, modest changes are being made to Russell Investments’ target date fund glide path that we believe will help improve retirement plan participants’ outcomes. We consider these changes to be evolutionary in nature, reflecting our commitment that extensive research will continue to inform our ongoing decisions about the construction and management of the LifePoints® Institutional Target Date Strategy Funds (TDFs). 

In this paper, we provide a summary of the changes to our target date funds along with the rationale based on our latest glide path research.

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