Our index-based target date funds apply a finer lens to asset class and index selection, utilizing twice as many asset classes as other leading index-based managers. In doing so, our differentiated glidepath management approach strives to mitigate the risks investors face along their savings journey.
People are living longer, a trend that translates into longer retirements and requires spending strategies to make money last. Retirement income offers a solution to the uneven spending that is driven by the great unknowns: health care, debt, lifespans.
*Assumed age at retirement; The information contained above is for illustrative purposes only. Participants who redeemprior to the annuity purchase will not be eligible for annuity income benefits. QLAC purchase is subject to market availability.
Our index investing approach balances human insights with technology, a style that is particularly meaningful in the DC space, where individual and institutional interests coincide. At State Street, we provide access to investing scale, sophisticated investment vehicle selection and securities lending options.
Historically, the Russell Small Cap Completeness and Russell 2500 benchmarks have delivered comparable results. However, in 2020 the gap in performance widened, highlighting how subtle differences in index construction can lead to significant divergence.
Active management can play an important role in providing participants, particularly those closest to retirement, with meaningful levels of replacement income. However, the pre-retiree population doesn’t have as much time to absorb market volatility as their younger counterparts, meaning active strategies for this segment are most effective when returns are gained strategically, not in feverish pursuit of alpha.
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In addition to the asset categories highlighted above, we offer institutional cash management services with a specific application for DC plans, offering a low-risk, “stable value” option for plan lineups. To learn more about our cash solutions, visit https://www.ssga.com/cash/us.html.
1. An annuity contract’s financial guarantees are solely the responsibility of and are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.
2. Average US life expectancy at age 80 is 9.48 years (UN population projections). The annuity described in this paper incorporates a return of premium and cash refund benefit. This means that if the participant (and spouse in the case of a J&S annuitant) dies before they have recouped their initial premium, the difference between the initial premium and the payments received will be returned to the estate.
3. Annuities are issued by third-party insurance companies, which are not affiliated with any State Street Bank and Trust Company entity, including SSGA.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-800-997-7327, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing.
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