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Monday, April 19, 2021
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Once They Catch On, PEPs Could Grow Exponentially
The current hesitancy over how they will take shape will be overcome by appreciation among advisers and sponsors alike at the prospect of expanding retirement coverage, sources say
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Judge Finds Most Allegations Sufficient in Lawsuit Over CITs
Among other claims, the lawsuit says Aon and a 401(k) plan sponsor caused the plan to invest in Aon’s proprietary collective investment trusts (CITs) for Aon’s benefit.
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1. Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
2. Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
3. Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Retirement Industry People Moves
DWC – The 401(k) Experts selects new principal; Voya Financial realigns New Jersey territories to expand distribution reach; and Ascensus names new FuturePlan president.
Special Coverage: Pros and Cons of Customization
From the growth of custom default target-date funds to new approaches to managed accounts, there’s a lot for advisers and their clients to consider.
The Tax Distinction
Education on saving should include a tax talk, but what can advisers safely say?
Continuous Education
Plan committee members’ fiduciary training should never end.
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Friday, the Dow climbed 164.68 points (0.48%) to 34,200.67, the Nasdaq was up 13.58 points (0.10%) at 14,052.34, and the S&P 500 gained 15.05 points (0.36%) to finish at 4,185.47. The Russell 2000 increased 5.60 points (0.25%) to 2,262.67, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 118.69 points (0.27%) higher at 43,887.92.


The price of the 10-year Treasury note and the 30-year Treasury bond each were down 1/32, increasing their yields to 1.591% and 2.281%, respectively.


For the week ending April 16, the Dow finished 1.18% higher, the Nasdaq increased 1.09%, and the S&P 500 gained 1.37%. The Russell 2000 was up 0.89%, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 1.39%.

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