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May 29th, 2019
A Conversation with Jerry Schlichter, ERISA Litigator
Schlichter says many participants in retirement plans pay lower fees for investments and recordkeeping as a result of ERISA litigation; others ask whether plan sponsors’ fear of lawsuits has stifled innovation. Read more >
Bill Reintroduced to Create Federal Retirement Commission
The proposed Federal Retirement Commission would consist of the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor and Commerce; two presidential appointees; and six Senate and House of Representative appointees for each chamber. Read more >
SOA Seeks Comments on Newly Proposed Mortality Tables
The SOA says most plan sponsors that update their mortality assumption from the RP-2006 tables to the new tables will experience only a small change in their pension liabilities, usually within plus or minus 1%. Read more >
GKN Latest to Face Scrutiny Over GoalMaker Service
Older 401(k) Participants Moving to TDFs More So Than Younger Participants
New Benartzi Paper Dissects Narrow Framing Phenomenon
Well-Funded HSAs Are a Retirement 'Superpower'
DOL Provides Transitional Relief for Investment Advice Rules
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Court Finds Former ESOP Participant Released Claims to Sue
A federal court judge found a severance agreement was broad enough to cover Employee Retirement Security Act claims against the trustee of an employee stock ownership plan. Read more >
Generation X in Most Precarious Retirement Readiness Situation
Defined contribution plan design and financial advice can help Generation X, who lacks financial stability and is falling short in retirement savings, improve retirement preparedness. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow fell 237.92 points (0.93%) to 25,347.77, the NASDAQ decreased 29.66 points (0.39%) to 7,607.35, and the S&P 500 was down 23.67 points (0.84%) at 2,802.39. The Russell 2000 closed 10.09 points (0.67%) lower at 1,504.02, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 229.41 points (0.79%) to finish at 28,918.19. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 5/32, with its yield at 2.268%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 31/32, decreasing its yield to 2.705%.
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