Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 31st, 2019

Advising on Short-Term Goals for the Long-Term Future

Sarah Newcomb, a behavioral scientist at Morningstar, believes mindset plays a large role in connecting the two sorts of savings, short- and long-term. In order to adopt behaviors that make long-term stability likely, participants must first take control of their financial behaviors in the day-to-day. Read more >
SEC Examiners Warn About Cloud Storage Risks for Advisers
SEC inspection staffers have identified growing security risks associated with advisers’ storage of electronic customer recorders in cloud-based platforms—and they will be watching for non-compliance in this area. Read more >
Two Weeks Left to Comment on N.J. Fiduciary Rule
All eyes might be on the SEC’s pending vote on Regulation Best Interest, but ERISA attorneys with Stradley Ronon suggest New Jersey is now “the state to watch” for advisers and brokers tracking the development of conflict of interest regulations. Read more >
AXA Filing Makes Move From Annuities to Mutual Funds Possible
For a small number of plans in which the plan sponsor has decided to no longer allow contributions to the EQUI-VEST variable annuity and to make the AXA Retirement 360 Defined Contribution Program available as an option, AXA is required to file with the SEC to allow transfers. Read more >
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Investment Product and Service Launches
Allianz Global adds PFaroe for DB plan investment reporting, and Morningstar acquisition expands fixed-income analysis. Read more >
Unrelated Taxable Income and Pensions
‘Tax Cuts’ act raises the tax on funds generating UBTI. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow increased 43.47 points (0.17%) to 25,169.88, the NASDAQ gained 20.41 points (0.27%) to finish at 7,567.72, and the S&P 500 closed 5.84 points (0.21%) higher at 2,788.86. The Russell 2000 closed 4.42 points (0.30%) lower at 1,485.53, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 38.16 points (0.13%) at 28,748.31.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 26/32, bringing its yield down to 2.219%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 32/32, decreasing its yield to 2.645%.
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