Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 16th, 2020


Criminals attempting to steal employees’ benefits is not a new issue. However, the means by which they commit such crimes have changed with the advancement of technology and how benefits are paid. Read more >
Pondering DC Plan Access to Private Equity
An ever-greater proportion of the wealth being generated by the U.S. and global economies is locked away in private equity markets. Read more >
Small Fish, Big Pond
The micro plan market, which the 2019 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey defines as plans with under $5 million in assets, offers many opportunities for advisers. For one, they can help improve these plans, which lag behind larger plans in many key areas of design. Read more >
Another Year of Adviser Philanthropy
The editorial team of PLANADVISER was blown away by the generosity of advisers recognized in our 2019 Advisers Giving Back program, and we’re already working on new stories of giving for 2020. Read more >
Three New ERISA Lawsuits Bash Actively Managed TDFs
$300 Million Plan Faces ERISA Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit
Another Lawsuit Challenges Use of Untested CITs in 401(k) Plan
Attorneys Offer Closer Reading of DOL’s Open MEP RFI
DOL Aims to Quickly Simplify Conflict of Interest Framework
Sponsored message from Mass Mutual
The Future of Financial Wellness?
Click here to watch the full discussion. Read more >
A Progressive State’s Fiduciary Showdown With the SEC
Critics of the Massachusetts fiduciary rule say it will interfere with the implementation of the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest; proponents say that’s exactly the point. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow gained 90.55 points (0.31%) to finish at 29,030.22, the NASDAQ was up 7.37 points (0.08%) at 9,258.70, and the S&P 500 increased 6.14 points (0.19%) to 3,289.29. The Russell 2000 gained 6.66 points (0.40%) to finish at 1,682.40, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 64.37 points (0.19%) higher at 33,534.20. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 1.783%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 29/32, bringing its yield down to 2.237%.
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