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November 13th, 2018

How to Explain CITs to Sponsors

The paperwork has been simplified. Performance reporting is reliable, and lower minimums make CTFs available to smaller plans. The real catalyst, about 10 years ago, was the trading of CTFs via National Security Clearing Corp.—the same platform as mutual funds. Fund researcher Morningstar now maintains a database on 2,500 U.S. CTFs, with assets of $4.8 trillion. Read more >
Proposed Hardship Withdrawal Amended Regulations Issued by IRS
The IRS has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to hardship distributions from 401(k) plans. The proposed regulatory amendments reflect statutory changes affecting 401(k) plans, including recent changes made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Read more >
UBS Sued Over Alleged RMBS Misrepresentations
UBS says it intends to rely on certain facts to defend itself; for one, that it suffered massive losses on U.S. mortgage-related assets, including the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) cited in the complaint, negating any inference of fraud. Read more >
Quality of Investments for HSAs Has Improved
In its second annual study assessing plans from 10 of the largest HSA plan providers, Morningstar assessed each plan as both an investing vehicle and spending vehicle.  Read more >
High-Net-Worth Individuals Would Like to Use RMDs to Offset Taxes
They also say they will not need the money for day-to-day living expenses, Allianz Life found in a survey. Read more >
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Are You Investing Like It’s 2009?
Invesco Global Solutions Team has found that many DC plans are positioned for bull markets and low volatility, and are exposed to the risk of higher volatility and early cycle downturns. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow plunged 602.12 points (2.32%) to 25,387.18, the NASDAQ lost 206.03 points (2.78%) to finish at 7,200.87, and the S&P 500 closed 54.79 points (1.97%) lower at 2,726.22. The Russell 2000 shed 30.70 points (1.98%) to finish at 1,518.79, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 563.99 points (1.97%) to 28,104.13. The bond market was closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

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