Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 12th, 2019
Aon and ABC: It’s Time to Improve Retirement Outcomes, Now
“We urge Congress to enact the SECURE Act now. Such action will be transformational for the retirement ecosystem, helping to secure the financial future for American workers at employers of all sizes and across all sectors.” Read more >
Increased Volatility Projected for 2020, but No Recession
Asset managers seem to agree that they do not expect a recession in the coming year, but they do expect more modest growth in the markets paired with increased volatility—which could shift opportunities to small caps, value stocks and cyclical sectors. Read more >
A Principles-Based Approach to Advertising Regulations
Historically, the broad prohibitions on advertising and testimonials had a lot to do with assumptions about an unsophisticated marketplace and unsophisticated investors.  Read more >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
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Pension Plan Suit Against Archdiocese Will Move Forward
Among other things, the archdiocese of Newark was accused of filing for “church plan” status to avoid having to fund the pension plan of hospital employees. Read more >
Advisers Prefer These Fund Families
Advisers nominated 77 different fund families when asked to name their top five “most preferred” families. Twenty-nine received five or more references each. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was up 29.58 points (0.11%) at 27,911.30, the NASDAQ gained 37.87 points (0.44%) to finish at 8,654.05, and the S&P 500 closed 9.11 points (0.29%) higher at 3,141.63. The Russell 2000 was virtually unchanged at 1,631.93, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 79.48 points (0.25%) to 32,001.43. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.793%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 31/32, bringing its yield down to 2.227%.
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