Additional portfolio strategies
Although the Betterment Core Strategy serves as the default, employees may choose from among other strategies shown below. All portfolios are automatically rebalanced and adjusted over time, or as an employee’s situation changes, and are managed on a holistic basis, incorporating multiple account types.
Betterment Flexible Portfolio
Our Flexible Portfolio Strategy allows individuals to set a desired weight for each asset class. Betterment will rate the diversification and relative risk of the portfolio before finalizing changes.
Goldman Sachs Smart Beta
This strategy reflects the same underlying principles of the core Betterment Portfolio Strategy — investing in a globally diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds — but in and across equity asset classes using weightings that are not based on market capitalization.
Socially Responsible Investing Portfolios
This Betterment strategy is designed for socially-conscious employees who want their investments to reflect their personal values. This approach reduces exposure to companies deemed to have negative social impact while increasing exposure to those deemed to foster positive social impact.
BlackRock Target Income Portfolio
Designed for retirees or those saving for non-retirement goals, this strategy seeks to provide a steady stream of cash income while minimizing potential loss of capital or stock market volatility.