Stable Value at a Glance

What is stable value?

Stable value is an investment vehicle offered by defined contribution plans and used by participants.

Stable value provides the following unique combination of benefits:

Stable Value is used in defined contribution plans

Stable value funds are a core investment in defined contribution employee benefit plans:

Stable value provides capital preservation and consistent, steady returns:


Stable value offers higher return potential than money market funds:


1 Source: "401(k) Plan Asset Allocation, Account Balances, and Loan Activity in 2012," by Jack Vanderhei, EBRI, Sarah Holden, ICI; Luis Alonso, EBRI; and Steve Bass, ICI, EBRI Issue Brief, December 2013, No. 394.