PrudentPathTM Gets QDIA validation from the Nation’s Leading Financial Services Market Research Firm

East Hartford, CT – October 13, 2014 - 3D Asset Management, Inc. (“3D”) announced that it has received 2014 QDIA validation from DALBAR Inc. for its 3D/Newfound PrudentPathTM Target Date Funds. The QDIA validation establishes a standard for evaluating QDIAs for compliance with regulatory requirements, and supports the selection and monitoring process for QDIAs required of ERISA plan fiduciaries. The standards of the QDIA Validation provide consistent metrics that allow plan fiduciaries and advisors to compare the variety of QDIA alternatives with very different styles and methods.

DALBAR created these standards in response to the absence of standards from regulators that defines a required prudent selection and monitoring process. 3D is excited about taking this step to ensure that its PrudentPath Target Date Funds are fully compliant and meet all procedural prudence requirements. For more information on the DALBAR QDIA validation standards, visit

“We have taken these steps to ensure financial advisors that our products are meeting the highest standards possible. We hope that having a stamp of approval from DALBAR, such a trusted name in the financial services industry, will give financial advisors and their clients additional confidence and peace of mind when working with 3D,” said 3D’s President, John O’Connor.

PrudentPath is a suite of target-date portfolios utilizing Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) for defined contribution (“DC”) plan sponsors that combine 3D’s strategic approach to target date investing with Newfound’s rules-based tactical approach. As with other 3D products, the 3D/Newfound PrudentPath™ series will be distributed exclusively through financial advisors, and will be available in three share classes of CIFs as well as through other unitized platforms.

About 3D Asset Management, Inc

Founded in 2006, 3D Asset Management is an independent global investment manager in East Hartford, Connecticut, who partners with financial advisors to deliver the benefits of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to individual investors and retirement plan participants. Through rigorous portfolio construction and monitoring, 3D builds diversified portfolios that control cost, manage risk and simplify global investing. 3D enables financial advisors to more efficiently manage client relationships by providing efficient, effective and value-creating solutions. To learn more about the 3D/Newfound PrudentPath™ series, call 860-291-1998 or email

About Newfound Research LLC

Newfound Research LLC is a financial technology and investment product innovation firm. Newfound Research’s repeatable model construction processes are used to help create robust investment models that attempt to manage downside risk while allowing significant upside participation. Utilized by the most discriminating investment managers, Newfound Research’s utilities range from proprietary tactical timing models and proprietary risk measures to customized allocation techniques. For more information about Newfound Research, please visit

About DALBAR, Inc

DALBAR, Inc. is the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service.  Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned the recognition for consistent and unbiased evaluations of insurance companies, investment companies, registered investment advisors, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers and financial professionals. DALBARawards are recognized as marks of excellence in the financial community.

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