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January 30th, 2019
Lockheed Martin Announces Pension Risk Transfer
In December 2018, certain of the corporation’s pension plans used pension trust assets to purchase group annuity contracts from insurance companies for $2.6 billion. Read more >
Overall Financial Wellness is Sponsors’ Top Priority for 2019
Defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors’ No. 1 goal for their participants has moved from increasing savings rates to addressing workers’ broad financial wellbeing and helping them achieve retirement readiness, Alight Solutions found. Read more >
PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards Dinner
The PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards is the annual networking event to celebrate the accomplishments of the best of the best in the retirement plan industry. Each year, we honor the nation’s leading retirement plan sponsors and advisers, as well as the top product, investment and service providers, at this exclusive gathering, hosted at the beautiful Pier 60 in the Chelsea Pier complex, overlooking the Hudson River.  Read more >
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Stable Value and Rising Interest Rates
Because stable value funds invest in intermediate-term bonds, and money market funds favor short-term bonds, the recent rise in short-term interest rates has been creating some challenges for stable value. Experts say, however, this condition is cyclical and that stable value funds still hold great appeal for retirement plan sponsors and participants. Read more >
Wolters Kluwer Further Simplifies Retirement Plan Distribution Processing
Users can now push their distribution data that was collected in Wolters Kluwer’s Distribution Tracking Software into ftwilliam.com’s 1099 software, which automatically populates the data appropriately into 1099 forms. Read more >
Adviser Choice Awards
PLANADVISER has announced winners of the fifth annual Adviser Choice Awards, to be handed out at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards 2019 on March 28th. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow closed 51.74 points (0.21%) higher at 24,579.96, the NASDAQ closed 57.40 points (0.81%) lower at 7,028.29, and the S&P 500 decreased 3.85 points (0.15%) to 2,640.00. The Russell 2000 was down 2.09 points (0.14%) at 1,471.45, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 47.29 points (0.17%) lower at 27,336.83. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 9/32, decreasing its yield to 2.712%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 13/32, bringing its yield down to 3.044%.

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