Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 15th, 2020

A Time of Crisis. A Time to Solve Our Big Problems?

With passage of the CARES Act, Congress has demonstrated an ability to speedily enact ambitious bipartisan legislation that addresses the nation’s major challenges head on. Sources wonder whether the feat can be repeated. Read more >
Coronavirus News for Plan Advisers
Coverage of providers’ responses, market moves and emerging business strategies to help you and your clients navigate these challenging times. Read more >
DB Plans Get Relief for Certain Premium Payments and Filings
“PBGC understands the far-reaching effects COVID-19 is having on workers, families and companies across the country,” says PBGC Director Gordon Hartogensis. “This move will offer flexibilities to deliver relief that many employers and pension plan service providers need during this unprecedented time.” Read more >
2020 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey
A look at the many services that retirement plan advisers provide to micro plans, i.e. those with less than $5 million in assets, particularly review of fund performance and plan investment selection guidance. Read more >
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Small Businesses and SECURE 2.0: Exemptions and Tax Credits
Retirement Industry People Moves
Sponsored message from John Hancock
State of the participant 2020: readiness within reach
Reflections on retirement readiness and ideas for improvement. Read more >
At the Helm: Advisers and Clients Embrace 3(38) Services
The retirement planning world has moved steadily toward 3(38) fiduciary investment management services, driven by the shared preferences of plan sponsors and advisers. Read more >
Made to Stick
Why do participants opt out of the default investment? Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow increased 558.99 points (2.39%) to 23,949.76, the NASDAQ climbed 323.32 points (3.95%) to 8,515.74, and the S&P 500 gained 84.43 points (3.06%) to finish at 2,846.06. The Russell 2000 was up 25.29 points (2.09%) at 1,237.33, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 829.62 points (3.00%) higher at 28,477.38. The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 24/32, bringing its yield down to 0.747%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 1.400%.
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