Target-date series assets, as well as the number of target-date series, have doubled in recent years.

As of November 2011, there were 43 unique open-end, target-date series, and approximately half of these series began operations in the last five years, with five new series introduced in 2009 and 2010 alone. In 2008, target date series held $175.8 billion in assets, which more than doubled to $368.5 billion by October 31, 2011.

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