Updated Tuesday, October 21, 2014 as of 4:45 AM ET

The Rise of Asset Allocation Funds

While equity mutual fund investors headed for the doors in droves after getting pummeled during the Great Recession, many 401(k) participants and mutual fund investors have continued to add to their asset allocation funds, which include target-risk, target-date and other mixed-asset funds. Despite a 39.77% decline in the value of these funds during the economic downturn, investors have poured $733.7 billion into the class from the beginning of 2008 through June 30, 2013.

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