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August 8th, 2019

Former House Speaker Boehner and Rep. Crowley Talk Union Pension Crisis

The influential former lawmakers are using their combined bipartisan stature to advocate for progress on the union multiemployer pension funding crisis. Read more >
U.S.-China Trade War Fears, Volatility Spark 401(k) Trading Spike
“We just had an asset-allocation meeting and we spent probably half of it talking about global trade tensions and the China-U.S. relationship,” says Bob Brown, CIO at Northern Trust. “This is a big deal for the markets. The two largest economies in the world have changed the nature of their relationship.” Read more >
Will Outside Candidate Upset FINRA Election?
What is notable in Flint’s candidacy is the fact that he has won the backing of several influential membership organizations in the financial services industry, including the Financial Services Institute and the Bank Insurance and Securities Association.  Read more >
Learning From Adviser M&A Transactions
Ty Parish of Cerity Partners and Daniel Bryant of Sheridan Road Financial will field your adviser industry M&A questions at the upcoming 2019 PLANADVISER National Conference. In a discussion moderated by Dick Darian at Wise Rhino Group, the pair will offer inside analysis of their firms’ significant M&A activity. Read more >
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Club Vita Issues Report About How ZIP Codes Affect Longevity
Club Vita teamed up with Mercer to develop a proprietary model, VitaCurves, that uses the nine-digit ZIP code to help defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors more accurately make longevity assumptions. Read more >
Global Assets Will Keep Growing, But So Will Fee Compression
To combat the squeeze, asset managers will seek out new markets, product offerings and investment capabilities, says Cerulli. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was down 22.45 points (0.09%) at 26,007.07, the NASDAQ increased 29.56 points (0.38%) to 7,862.83, and the S&P 500 was up 2.21 points (0.08%) at 2,883.98. The Russell 2000 slipped 1.40 points (0.09%) to 1,500.68, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 27.22 points (0.09%) to 29,605.86. The prices of the 10-year Treasury note and 30-year Treasury bond were each down 1/32, increasing their yields to 1.718% and 2.236%, respectively.

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