CapTrust and Target Date Funds

So, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog has long preached that the key to effective blogging and other social media professional marketing is to provide actual information that people can use, rather than putting out, under the guise of blogging, marketing materials. In my own blogging and in my own practice, I routinely prefer to, and do in fact chose to, work with legal and other professionals who follow this same mantra: they simply think the way I do, and the knowledge they share is useful to both me and my clients.

Its one of the reasons why I have always been comfortable working with CapTrust, and in particular CapTrust’s Mike Pratico, who – many years ago – became one of its first boots on the ground in New England. Mike passed along to me information on a webinar CapTrust is holding for plan sponsors on target date funds, which have always been, and continue to be, a source of some confusion, in my experience, for both plan sponsors assembling the make up of their plans and for participants trying to decide where to put their money held in a plan. The problem has always been that, like with many things, you can’t judge a book by its cover. The idea of such funds look, on the surface, very appealing, but to make informed decisions about either offering or investing in such funds, one has to look under the hood and understand the investment. I have little doubt CapTrust’s webinar will give people some of the skills and information needed to do that, so I am passing along the link, which you can find here, to register for their March 22 webinar, “Target Date Funds: Ten Years Later.”