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Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
Managing Director of Defined Contribution
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Rod Greenshields

Target date funds (TDFs) adjust each participant’s asset allocations as they near their retirement. But does that glide path stay on course? Russell’s Josh Cohen and Rod Greenshields discuss the dynamics of retirement glide paths and the need to keep asset allocation assumptions in synch with market conditions and other variables.

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Holly Verdeyen
Holly Verdeyen
Director of Defined Contribution Investments

Russell's Holly Verdeyen dispels three common myths that often come into play when defined contribution plan sponsors consider the issue of outsourcing.

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Jeff Eng
Jeff Eng
Director of Retirement Income Solutions
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Andrew Scherer, Josh Cohen

Russell’s Jeff Eng, Andrew Scherer, and Josh Cohen describe Adaptive Retirement Accounts (ARAs) as the next evolution for defined contribution plans . These offerings combine some of the attributes of target date funds and managed accounts to create customized asset allocations for plan participants.

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Erik Ristuben
Erik Ristuben
Chief Investment Strategist
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Andrew Pease

Russell’s investment strategists Andrew Pease and Erik Ristuben reaffirm 2014 as a year of validation (versus appreciation) and share their updated preferences for specific asset classes and regions.

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David Koenig
David Koenig
Investment Strategist
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Mark Paris

This fresh research paper on Russell Equal-Weight Indexes takes a closer look at the questions surrounding historical performance. Research has shown that equal-weighted index strategies can outperform their capitalization-weighted parent indexes. But why? Russell’s David Koenig digs into this question by examining exposure to small cap stocks and other index issues.

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Justin Owens
Justin Owens
ASSET ALLOCATION STRATEGIST

Given the reality that many DB plans will eventually be terminated, Russell’s Justin Owens examines how plan sponsors can align their funding and investment strategies to better accommodate long-term goals.

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