Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 26th, 2019
Financial Engines and Alight Exit Home Depot ERISA Lawsuit
It requires a delicate dance between the adviser and the sponsor when tailoring the respective defense strategies. Read more >
Creative Planning Buys ‘Disruptor’ America’s Best 401k
The deal announced by Creative Planning and America’s Best 401k shows recordkeeper consolidation is not just occurring at the top end of the market. 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 IRA rollovers. Under rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, what standard of conduct applies to this IRA rollover advice? Read more >
2019 PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Survey
Recordkeepers have used behavioral finance to give plan participants a personalized experience. Increasingly, they are adding data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to their efforts. Read more >
The New Vesting Schedule Debate
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
What Mutual Fund Fee Disparities Mean for Retirement Savings
GOP Attorneys General Question BlackRock on Fiduciary, Antitrust Concerns
Sponsored message from Charles Schwab Investment Management
Biased! How behavioral finance impacts investors and investments
Forging a path of least resistance to plan participant success remains at the center of a plan sponsor’s fiduciary responsibility. Plan advisors play a major role in designing plan features and investments to help meet that responsibility. While automated plan features are a start, they are not enough—it takes creative participant education and motivation as well. Read more >
Advisers Giving Back: A Foundation That Spans the World
Since its founding in 2011, the SageView Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million to help meet the health care and education needs of women and children in crisis and to provide community development micro-loans. Read more >
Through the ‘Window’
For a small contingent of employees determined to chart their own investment course, TDFs hold less appeal. These independent-minded investors prefer to allocate their capital through a brokerage window offered in their plan alongside the conventional fund menu. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow gained 162.94 points (0.61%) to finish at 26,970.71, the NASDAQ closed 83.76 points (1.05%) higher at 8,077.38, and the S&P 500 increased 18.27 points (0.62%) to 2,984.87. The Russell 2000 was up 17.07 points (1.11%) at 1,550.65, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 204.19 points (0.67%) to 30,506.51. The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 7/32, bringing its yield up to 1.730%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 29/32, increasing its yield to 2.181%.
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