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glide path

[′glīd ‚path]
(aerospace engineering)
The flight path of an aeronautical vehicle in a glide, seen from the side. Also known as glide trajectory.
The path used by an aircraft or spacecraft in a landing approach procedure.

glide path

i. The flight path of an aircraft in glide, as seen from the side.
ii. The glide-slope (i.e., the path used by an aircraft-in-approach procedure generated by an instrument landing facility).
iii. An aircraft on a PAR (precision approach radar) approach is instructed by ATC (air traffic control) to approach “above the glide path,” “on the glide path,” or “below the glide path.”
iv. A descent profile determined for vertical guidance during a final approach (ICAO).
v. In parachuting, the descent angle through the air along which the parachute descends.
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Furthermore, to avoid disruptive effects, a glide path has been implemented that spares MNOs.
OFCOM decided to discontinue the glide path using the price cap formula (RPI-x), which was in effect.
Additionally, 22% of plans said they would be willing to replace their target-date funds with balanced or target-risk funds to eliminate the "to" or "through" glide path dilemma.
Retirement plan sponsors and their advisors benefit from the flexibility and transparency of this open architecture, non-proprietary target date platform that provides control over the investment components and the ability to customize a glide path suited to their participants' needs.
Our custom glide path solution helps plan sponsors and advisors eliminate the additional due diligence required to select and monitor a series of target date funds and the underlying investments used by those funds.
Understanding participant demographics and knowing their preferences allows us to create custom glide paths which are designed specifically for individual plans.
A glide path design needs to take into account the risks of the investment portfolio relative to the overall retirement goals of plan participants over the course of a full life cycle," says Frank Van Etten, deputy chief investment officer, multi-asset strategies and solutions.
You should have high equity allocations at the beginning of the glide path
The changes made in the funds' glide paths were in response both to Russell's ongoing research into investor behavior as well as plan sponsors' needs.
The glide path of the dated Milestone Funds was developed not only to retirement but into retirement for an additional 10 years, and may help protect against inflation as well as preserve capital.
Wilshire will serve as sub-advisor, responsible for construction of the portfolios, including the asset allocation, the selection of the underlying investments, and the ongoing adjustments to the glide path.
Cohen, who works with large defined contribution plan clients, will offer insight into several key areas that Russell considers critical for plan sponsors to understand when selecting and monitoring a target date fund provider, including the glide path and manager selection.