Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The SEC and the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a joint one-day hearing on June 18 to explore issues relating to target date or lifecycle funds and other similar investment options. Details concerning the hearing will be announced by the agencies in the next few weeks. The hearing will focus generally on issues facing investors in these types of products, and will explore topics such as portfolio composition, risk, and disclosure. The agencies anticipate that witnesses will include representatives of plan participants and beneficiaries, plan sponsors, investor organizations, academia and the financial services industry.