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May 20th, 2019

Advisers’ Leading Role in Cybersecurity

It is important to ask what cybersecurity means to retirement plan service providers and fiduciary advisers—and what steps they can take to ensure the safety of participant assets and data. Read more >
IRS Determination Letter Program Remains Limited in Scope
ERISA attorneys detail the recent expansion of the IRS determination letter program, and what it means for plan sponsor clients. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Aegon Asset Management Hires Distribution Head; TRA Acquires Virginia TPA Firm; American Century Investments Names Senior Retirement Strategist; and more. Read more >
Actions Individuals, Employers and Governments Can Take to Improve Retirement Readiness
Advisers can play a role by encouraging actions by plan sponsors and participants. Read more >
Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Recordkeeper “House” Investment Options Worth a Look, But Carefully, Advisers Say
FINRA Fines Vanguard for Overstating Money Market Projections
Managed Accounts as the QDIA
Advisers make a difference in some cases, but not all Read more >
Greater Access to DC Plans
Advisers make a difference in some cases, but not all Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was down 98.68 points (0.38%) at 25,764.00, the NASDAQ lost 81.76 points (1.04%) to finish at 7,816.29, and the S&P 500 decreased 16.79 points (0.58%) to 2,859.53. The Russell 2000 fell 21.48 points (1.38%) to 1,535.76, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 208.29 points (0.70%) lower at 29,521.58.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.396%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 4/32, decreasing its yield to 2.826%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending May 17, the Dow was down 0.69%, the NASDAQ lost 1.27%, and the S&P 500 decreased 0.76%. The Russell 2000 fell 2.37%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 0.94% lower.
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