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Holding the middle ground with convertible securities

Holding the middle ground with convertible securities

With characteristics of stocks and bonds, convertible securities can help diversify a portfolio. This study highlights Putnam's active approach to managing a convertibles portfolio.

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Optimizing the target-date glide path

Optimizing the target-date glide path

Our research shows that a lower equity allocation at and throughout retirement provides the highest probability of retirement success.

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Enhancing the stability of stable value with traditional GICs

Enhancing the stability of stable value with traditional GICs

Within the realm of stable value, traditional guaranteed investment contracts (GICs) have frequently been misunderstood and little used — despite their attractive characteristics. Putnam takes a closer look at the benefits of traditional GICs as part of a strategic allocation within stable value strategies.

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The glide path less traveled

The glide path less traveled

A critical examination of the factors involved in glide path design and a demonstration of features that can reduce variability in participant outcomes.

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