Are target date fund advisers swayed by a conflict of interest?
On p. 41 of CFA Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2009), Mark Ruloff, director of asset allocation for Watson Wyatt Investment Consulting, says, “Advisers…are implementing the glidepath. They might have a bias toward keeping higher equity allocations longer because it helps their own fees…. There are legitimate reasons for advisers to arrive at different glide paths, but there’s the appearance of a conflict of interest.”
What do you think?