Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 11th, 2018
ERISA Litigators Reflect on Lessons Learned in 2018
Lessons learned from district and appellate court decisions filed this year can help plan sponsor clients better protect their plans and fiduciary staff; 2018 also brought new trends in regulatory audits and investigations of advisers. Read more >
MetLife Pension Calculations Questioned in ERISA Complaint
The complaint suggests MetLife is failing to meet its obligations to ensure different annuity options offered to pension plan participants are actuarially equivalent to the default benefit, as required under ERISA. Read more >
Settlement Reached in Franklin Templeton Self-Dealing Lawsuit
A federal district court judge recently moved forward most claims in the case, and a trial date was set for January 14, 2019. Read more >
9th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Chevron Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit
The appellate court found that the allegations showed only that Chevron could have chosen different vehicles for investment that performed better during the relevant period, or sought lower fees for administration of the fund, not that any breach of ERISA duties had occurred. Read more >
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Retirement Advisers Increasingly Want PEP Option in Toolbox
LinkedIn Will Pay Out $6.75 Million for 401(k) Participant Complaint
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DB Plan Funded Status Shows Slight Improvement in November
The estimated aggregate funding level of defined benefit plans sponsored by S&P 1500 companies increased by 1% in November to 91%, as a result of an increase in U.S. equity markets, according to Mercer. Read more >
Envestnet Enhances Wealth Management Program
Adviser/client communication capabilities have been improved, as well as the ability for clients to look at their complete financial picture. Read more >
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 34.31 points (0.14%) to 24,423.36, the NASDAQ gained 51.27 points (0.74%) to finish at 7,020.52, and the S&P 500 closed 4.64 points (0.18%) higher at 2,637.72. The Russell 2000 was down 4.99 points (0.34%) at 1,443.10, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 16.29 points (0.06%) at 27,160.15. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 2.860%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 5/32, decreasing its yield to 3.131%.
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