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April 20th, 2018
It’s Not Déjà Vu, It’s a Brand New Best Interest Rulemaking Debate
The release of a thousand-page “best interest” rulemaking package by the SEC applying to all brokers and investment advisers is being hailed as a victory by some and a deep disappointment by others; either way, it’s the start of another long chapter in the epic industry battle over federal conflict of interest regulations. Read more >
New Committee Hears What Led to Multiemployer Plan Crisis
Witnesses for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans said demographics, failing industries and market returns led to the insolvency of multiemployer pension plans. Read more >
A Couple Retiring This Year Will Need $280K for Health Care
This is up 2% from last year—and 75% from 2002, when Fidelity began estimating health care costs in retirement. Read more >
Workers Want More Help with Retirement Planning
One-third of North American workers surveyed said their employer does not offer retirement education or coaching. Read more >
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
The Role of the 401(k) in Today’s Tight Labor Market
Excessive Fee ERISA Complaint Targets Cook Group
Retirement Industry People Moves
MITRE Corp. Faces Familiar ERISA Fiduciary Breach Allegations
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Institutional Investors Not Using Efficient Investment Vehicle Selection Process
A report from Greenwich Associates concludes that a move toward more systematic instrument selection would ultimately enhance fund returns by capturing alpha invisible to the naked eye. Read more >
Retirement Planning for Women Should Consider Differences From Men
Women may face lower pay, more work disruptions, higher longevity and higher retirement health care costs than men, a study points out. Read more >
HNW Investors Worry About Health Care Costs Due to Longevity
However, they also say their wealth has helped them live a healthier life, UBS found in a survey Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow slipped 83.18 points (0.34%) to 24,664.89, the NASDAQ lost 57.18 points (0.78%) to finish at 7,238.06, and the S&P 500 decreased 15.51 points (0.57%) to 2,693.13. The Russell 2000 closed 9.74 points (0.62%) lower at 1,573.82, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 146.51 points (0.52%) at 27,995.01.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 11/32, bringing its yield up to 2.913%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 25/32, increasing its yield to 3.101%.
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