Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 11th, 2019

Advising Pensions and Endowments in Rocky Markets

From 100-year bonds to sophisticated hedging, the world of pension plan investing is different from the DC plan domain. Read more >
State AGs’ Lawsuit Just One Part of Broader Fiduciary Fight
There is an all-out regulatory tug of war going on between consumer groups, the brokerage industry, the states and the SEC. Read more >
The SEC’s Standard on IRA Rollovers
I’m an investment adviser who provides ongoing advisory services to individuals. In many instances, I advise clients about individual retirement account rollovers. Under rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, what standard of conduct applies to this IRA rollover advice? Read more >
The Path Ahead for Small Firms and Independent RIAs
Just 5% of RIA firms advise on $1 billion or more in assets, but they service more than 60% of the industry’s total. Read more >
Plaintiffs Claim Deloitte Breached ERISA Prudence Duties
Only 31% of Hispanic Workers Participate in a Workplace Retirement Plan
TIAA Faces New Managed Account Rollover Complaint Months After Settling SEC Charges
A Year of Disruption Spotlights Tech, Cybersecurity
Well-Funded HSAs Are a Retirement 'Superpower'
Time to Humbly Brag
Each month, on PLANADVISER’s website, we’ll roll out a profile of an adviser or advisory practice that has undertaken some philanthropic endeavor. It might be a local community service event, or it might be an outreach with a global footprint. It could also be volunteering or fundraising—we won’t restrict recognition to only social action. Read more >
2020 Awards Nominations Are Open
The deadline for the Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards nominations is October 18. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow closed 73.92 points (0.28%) higher at 26,909.43, the NASDAQ was down 3.28 points (0.04%) at 8,084.16, and the S&P 500 was virtually unchanged at 2,979.39. The Russell 2000 gained 18.76 points (1.23%) to close at 1,542.99, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 41.87 points (0.14%) to 30,468.02. The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.736%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 31/32, increasing its yield to 2.219%.
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