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Subject: Re: ouch! sell 401k funds at a loss Date: 1/15/2001 11:22 AM
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Yes again, ideally, the employer will utilize a method called fund mapping, this is when all funds under the current program are liquidated and the money is "mapped" over to similar funds of the new provider,
example small cap to small cap, global to global, & bond to bond, etc.


If this is the case (hopefully) you may be able to find out how the new fund did. Perhaps it's NAV tanked as much as yours. If it is a publicly traded fund (my company has a privately manged protfolio), check its past performance on the web. If it is a private fund and it was held by the other company involved in the merger, check your company contact lists. You may be able to find someone in the other company willing to let you know how it faired.

Good luck.
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