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June 14th, 2019

Advisers Can Help Solve the Economics of Aging

While modern medical advances and lifestyle changes allowing for healthier and longer lives are points to be celebrated, greater longevity is a cause for concern when it comes to retirement planning, says Ed Farrington, head of retirement at Natixis. Read more >
Supreme Court to Weigh In on ‘Actual Knowledge’ in ERISA Cases
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) does not actually defined “actual knowledge” required by participants who file fiduciary breach cases, and U.S. Circuit Courts are split on the issue. Read more >
Nearly Half of Vanguard Plans Use Automatic Enrollment
At year-end 2018, 66% of new plan entrants were enrolled via automatic enrollment. Read more >
BrightPlan Adds Enhancements to Employee Benefits Platform
The company is planning to improve the tool with personalized recommendations, investment insights and spending analysis. Read more >
Why Should Participant Distribution Decisions Matter to You?
Perspective on how distribution decisions can have a significant impact on both participants and plan sponsors. Read more >
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Health and Wellness Provider Offers Financial Wellness Program for Employers
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Investment Product and Service Launches
Fidelity presents new model portfolios; LGIMA builds ESG strategy for DC plans; and Russell Investments announces tax-managed fund for long-term investors. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 101.94 points (0.39%) to finish at 26,106.77, the NASDAQ closed 44.41 points (0.57%) higher at 7,837.13, and the S&P 500 was up 11.80 points (0.41%) at 2,891.64. The Russell 2000 increased 16.01 points (1.05%) to 1,535.80, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 141.53 points (0.48%) to 29,763.61. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 2.093%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 2.600%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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