401(k) and Defined Contribution

Franklin LifeSmart™ Retirement Target Funds

Franklin LifeSmart Retirement Target Funds seek to maximize outcomes at retirement, while actively and continuously managing risk.

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QDIA Selection Process

The focus of plan design has shifted its emphasis to seeking to improve plan outcomes. We offer tools and expertise to help tailor selection of investment alternatives to the specific needs of plan sponsors and participants.

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Build Your DCIO Business

We have resources focused on the complete sales cycle, including prospecting, maintaining the sales pipeline and factors impacting plan sponsor decisions. We have resources that can help give you an edge.

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We understand what it takes to manage investments within defined contribution plans. We offer insights to help tailor plans to the specific needs of their participants.

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    Building on Success - What's Next?

    PLANSPONSOR® Article Reprint

    It's easy to forget that the retirement industry has made tremendous advancements in defined contribution (DC) plans over the last 10 years, improving the retirement outlook for many participants.

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    A Retirement Income Roundtable

    Pensions & Investments Article Reprint
    Plan sponsors should start thinking of their defined contribution plans as retirement income vehicles rather than as just savings plans.

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    What Well-Constructed DC Plans & World Class Soccer Teams Have in Common

    The inclusion of global bonds as an asset class in a well-designed menu of options could help diversify risk and may even enhance performance potential.


The Importance of Tactical Asset Allocation in Target-Date Funds: Countering Market Volatility and Economic Uncertainty

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