A Mixed Assets Fund invests primarily in a mix of bonds and equities. Mixed Assets Funds have different risk levels, depending on the allocation between equities and bonds, and generally lie somewhere between the risk of a Bond Fund
and an Equity Fund
, with higher risks associated with greater investment in stock. Always read the offering document and other fund updates to ensure that you fully understand the risks attached to a particular fund.
A Target Date Fund is a special form of Mixed Assets Fund which links the investment portfolio to a target date. The asset mix in the fund changes as the target date approaches. This kind of portfolio maximizes growth opportunities in equities in the earlier stage and is then gradually invested into more conservative assets such as bonds and cash closer to the target date.
for an overview of the different types of MPF funds or learn more about the five major types of MPF funds with a visit to the MPF Investment Education Website