Timewise Glide Path

How does it work?

Members invest in one fund for their entire career; the Timewise Fund then follows a predetermined glide path with the mix of assets adjusting dynamically as the members risk profile changes as they move closer to retirement.

Source: SSGA, as at 30 September 2018. Assumptions and forecasts used by SSGA in developing the Portfolio’s asset allocation glide path may not be in line with future capital market returns and participant savings activities, which could result in losses near, at or after the target date year or could result in the Portfolio not providing adequate income at and through retirement. Allocations are as of the date indicated, are subject to change, and should not be relied upon as current thereafter. The above information is for illustrative purposes only.

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From the very first day a member starts contributing to their pension, right through to the day they retire, the asset allocation in Timewise Target Retirement Funds is expertly managed.

The aim of our glide path approach is to ensure that people are invested in the right asset classes at the right time – throughout all the phases of their working lives.

Seeking Better Member Outcomes

For many trustees and scheme sponsors Timewise Target Retirement Funds will be a compelling choice for a default investment option. With an intelligently devised and cost-effective combination of assets, the funds offer a powerful and flexible investment solution for people in workplace pension schemes.

Glide path helps to manage risk

Our glide path and built-in risk management tools are designed to help address the common risks members face when investing for retirement: shortfall, inflation, market volatility and conversion risks.

Broad asset class exposure improves diversification

As a result of increased diversification, members' investments can benefit from reduced volatility with the potential to optimise risk-adjusted returns over time.

Continual asset class evolution

By combining our proprietary macroeconomic forecasts with decades of institutional portfolio management experience, we design efficient long-term asset allocations.

More value for workplace savers

A foundation of institutional-quality indexed assets is designed to provide optimum value for people in workplace pension schemes, so they can keep more of what their investment portfolios earn over time.