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July 11th, 2019

Human Error Leaves Retirement Plan Data Exposed

Experts in financial services cybersecurity are confident in most organizations’ technical strategies—in their use of sophisticated firewalls, encryption and network security tools—but there is much more concern about the human element of data protection. Read more >
Split House Committee Advances Stressed Union Pension Loan Program
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee were adamant the bill is a positive first step that can and should be built upon in a bipartisan manner. Read more >
Sourcing Advisory Talent in Unexpected Places
Advisory firms and recordkeepers are finding talent in the hospitality industry and among the ranks of the recently retired. Read more >
Proactive Plan Sponsors Reap Benefits
“We still see a sizeable gap between the importance plan sponsors place on their goals and how successful they believe their plans are in achieving them,” says Catherine Peterson, managing director, global head of insights programs at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Read more >
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Good News for P.R. Plans
Their CITs no longer must register under U.S. law. Read more >
Mercer, Club Vita Provide Pension Plan Longevity Risk Reporting
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Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow increased 76.71 points (0.29%) to 26,860.20, the NASDAQ climbed 60.80 points (0.75%) to 8,202.53, and the S&P 500 gained 13.44 points (0.45%) to finish at 2,993.07. The Russell 2000 was up 2.46 points (0.16%) at 1,565.05, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 130.69 points (0.43%) higher at 30,785.62. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was virtually unchanged, with its yield at 2.065%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 9/32, bringing its yield up to 2.583%.

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