Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 27th, 2018
Editor's Note: Our Favorite 2018 Columns
PLANADVISER Magazine is lucky to feature regular columns and analysis written by some of the best-known ERISA attorneys in the industry today. This newsletter features our favorite columns from 2018. Stick with PLANADVISER in the New Year for the latest insights from leading regulatory and litigation experts.
ERISA Section 409(b)
Fiduciaries can be personally liable—even for a predecessor’s breach. Read more >
The SEC on Rollovers
The agency says RIAs are fiduciaries. Read more >
403(b) Litigation Update
Recent court decisions reveal some emerging themes. Read more >
Open MEP Opportunities
A look at the compliance challenges, as well.  Read more >
Appropriate Benchmarking
The most common method to ensure reasonable fees. Read more >
Investigations Intensify
The DOL is focused on ERISA violations and especially prohibited transactions. This means you should pay particular attention to both your direct and indirect compensation, and any affiliated services and/or proprietary products. Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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House Subcommittee Witnesses Bash SEC’s Regulation Best Interest
2
Mixed Ruling in Oracle ERISA Suit Strongly Favors Defense
3
Consider All Individual Circumstances Before Suggesting 4% Retirement Income Withdrawal
4
2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
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Many Widows, Divorcees Feel Patronized by Financial Advisers
Sponsored message from MetLife
2017 Stable Value Study
A survey of plan sponsors, stable value fund providers and advisors Read more >
Statute of Limitations
Is there a continuing duty to monitor prohibited transactions? Read more >
Principal Transactions
Advisers are still fiduciaries under the five-part test. Read more >
A New Best Interest Model
As the DOL strikes out, the SEC steps up to the plate.  Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow surged 1,086.25 points (4.98%) to 22,878.45, the NASDAQ climbed 361.44 points (5.84%) to 6,554.36, and the S&P 500 gained 116.60 points (4.96%) to finish at 2,467.70. The Russell 2000 closed 62.89 points (4.96%) higher at 1,329.81, and the Wilshire 5000 soared 1,215.50 points (5.03%) to 25,366.93.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 8/32, increasing its yield to 2.770%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 22/32, bringing its yield up to 3.031%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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