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Target Date Funds


The markets evolve. Do your Target Date Funds?

It’s all about the outcome. Invest in your participants’ future. Know the risks that will change their outcome. The only constant is change. Give them a solution that adapts to drive better retirement outcomes.

Northern Trust manages risk within our target date solutions to drive better retirement outcomes:

Risk Target Date Strategy
Market Focus on downside protection with a de-risking strategy through age 75, 10 years after the target date
Inflation Support purchasing power potential through a trio of asset classes sensitive to inflation - global real estate, commodities and U.S. TIPS
Longevity Optimize growth potential to sustain income through retirement with a global weighted equity allocation

Focus Funds

Each fund is an all-in-one investment solution which includes a diverse mix of investments as well as a selection of securities specifically chosen to potentially reduce the corrosive effect that inflation may have on assets over time. Learn More.

Custom Funds

If you are considering a custom target date solution, explore some key factors that may influence your decision. Learn More.




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Take a closer look at how you can help your participants overcome the potential impact a home country bias may have on their retirement outcomes.
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Not FDIC INSURED; May lose value; No bank guarantee

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