Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
June 13th, 2019
Reg BI Could Make It Easier for B/Ds to Compete With Retirement Plan Advisers
Experts say the new SEC rules could allow brokers to encroach into the traditional territory of advisers without having to meet the same fiduciary standard of care. Read more >
Tumbling Stocks Prompt 401(k) Investors to Make Trades
While only 0.21% of balances were exchanged in May, it was the highest monthly activity so far this year, according to Alight Solutions. Read more >
Education Can Help ‘Savers’ Feel Confident Like ‘Investors’
Nearly all of those responding to a new Schwab survey say they would feel confident about making the right financial decisions with professional help, yet only half feel their current situation warrants professional advice. Read more >
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Three New ERISA Lawsuits Bash Actively Managed TDFs
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$300 Million Plan Faces ERISA Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit
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Attorneys Offer Closer Reading of DOL’s Open MEP RFI
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Another Lawsuit Challenges Use of Untested CITs in 401(k) Plan
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DOL Aims to Quickly Simplify Conflict of Interest Framework
Unrelated Taxable Income and Pensions
Recent changes to the UBTI provisions of the tax code will have a substantial impact on plan trusts and VEBAs. Read more >
Managed Accounts as the QDIA
When an adviser was involved, 53.45% of plans with managed accounts as the QDIA had a default deferral rate above 4%. This is noticeably higher than the 47.61% of adviser-led plans where the QDIA was not managed accounts. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was down 43.68 points (0.17%) at 26,004.83, the NASDAQ lost 29.85 points (0.38%) to finish at 7,792.72, and the S&P 500 closed 5.88 points (0.20%) lower at 2,879.84. The Russell 2000 inched up 0.05% to 1,519.79, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 52.41 points (0.18%) to 29,622.14. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 2.118%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.618%.
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