Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 16th, 2018
Don’t Run Out of Money, Have a Retirement Income Plan
In a guest article written for PLANADVISER, Thomas Dodd, executive director of Pavilion Advisory Group Inc., compares and contrasts common retirement income strategies—including the pros and cons of each method, as viewed from the perspective of participants. Read more >
LDI Solutions Support Surge in Custom Institutional Portfolios
A new Cerulli Associates analysis shows institutional custom solutions assets stood at $1.7 trillion at year-end 2016, and assets are projected to grow 10.4% to 1.9 trillion by 2021. Read more >
Employees Voice Some Optimism About Automation Trends
A new analysis published by MetLife examines employers’ and employees’ attitudes towards automation and its role in the workplace—including how changes in technology could impact compensation and the basic definition of what it means to work. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
The Standard Adds Retirement Specialist to Denver Office; New Regional SVP for TPA Services at Pentegra; Industry Veteran to Serve as SVP and Sales Director at USICG; and more. Read more >
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants
Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations
Industry Demands Delay of New Jersey Fiduciary Regs, Deference to SEC
Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
Sponsored message from Voya Financial
Defining Value In a Dynamic Market.
Bill Harmon of Voya Financial discusses the advisor’s role. Read more >
The Value of NQDC Plans
Serving highly compensated employees Read more >
Most Recordkeepers Are Insurers
Highlights of BrightScope’s proprietary research Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow closed 122.91 points (0.50%) lower at 24,360.14, the NASDAQ lost 33.60 points (0.47%) to end at 7,106.65, and the S&P 500 gave up 7.69 points (0.29%) to end at 2,656.30. The Russell 2000 lost 7.82 points (0.50%) to finish at 1,549.51, and the Wilshire 5000 gave up 98.86 points (0.36%) to close at 27,559.95.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 5.32, decreasing its yield to 2.821%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 11/32, bringing its yield down to 3.028.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending April 13, the Dow was up 1.79%, the NASDAQ climbed 2.77%, and the S&P 500 finished 1.99% higher. The Russell 2000 gained 2.39%, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 1.89%.

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