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April 13th, 2018
SEC Signals Start of Formal Broker Fiduciary Rule Examination
Nearly a month after an appellate court unexpectedly quashed the DOL fiduciary rule expansion, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced a date and time for its first formal meeting on the topic. Read more >
Judge Keeps Former Committee Members in ERISA Church Plan Suit
Former committee members—who were not members at the time the complaint was filed—filed motions to remove themselves as defendants in the case; some of the motions were granted, but a couple were denied. Read more >
Home Depot 401(k) Plan Latest Targeted with ERISA Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit
Plaintiffs include in their complaint a substantial amount of backward-looking fund performance data to underpin their failure to monitor claims, comparing the Home Depot offerings to others that could have been purchased. Read more >
Engaging participants: Research and resources for DC plan advisors
Looking for creative ways to help plan sponsors address one of their top three challenges… employee engagement? Join Invesco along with our partners MassMutual and Empower as we explore our NEW defined contribution participant language research, plus tips to help enhance participant engagement through education. Read more >
Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?
'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
Retirement Industry People Moves
SEC Votes to Propose Updated Fund Name Rules, ESG Disclosures for RIAs
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Challenges for the Modern Adviser.
An Interview with David Musto, President, and Bob Guillocheau, Chairman & CEO at Ascensus Read more >
Single Female Retirees Worry the Most About Longevity Risk
Forty percent of single retirees overall do not think their savings will be enough if they reach age 90. Read more >
Investment Products and Services Launches
VanEck Launches Real Asset ETF, and BlackRock Announces Approach to Firearm Manufacturers. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow climbed 293.60 points (1.21%) to 24,438.05, the NASDAQ closed 71.22 points (1.01%) higher at 7,140.25, and the S&P 500 increased 21.80 points (0.83%) to 2,663.99. The Russell 2000 was up 10.63 points (0.69%) at 1,557.33, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 191.14 points (0.70%) to finish at 27,658.82.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 14/32, bringing its yield up to 2.835%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 29/32, increasing its yield to 3.042%.
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