Fidelity boosts stock exposure in target-date funds

|By:, SA News Editor

Seeing weaker returns for fixed income going forward following a 30-year bull market, Fidelity is boosting equity exposure in its target-date retirement funds. For investors under the age of 67, allocations to equities will rise as much as 1500 basis points.

The move to a more aggressive stance brings Fidelity more inline with that of 401(k) plan competitors like Vanguard and T. Rowe Price (together the three control about 75% of industry assets).

Fidelity's changed mix will have a 90% allocation to stocks until workers reach 48 vs. 75% now. By the time they reach age 84, about 75% will be in fixed income and cash.

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