Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 4th, 2018
Most Motions to Dismiss Denied in Yale 403(b) Plan Suit
The lawsuit alleges Yale defendants acted imprudently with regard to recordkeeping and investment fees for the plan. Read more >
Guidance Issued Designed to Keep Members in Multiemployer Plans Longer
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is issuing guidance to assist multiemployer pension plans that request PBGC review of alternative plan rules for satisfying employer withdrawal liability. Read more >
Prudential Introduces its First Online Income Product
Employers may offer employees the opportunity to purchase an annuity through payroll deductions. Read more >
2018 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey
The micro-plan market—what the 2018 PLANADVISER Micro Plan Survey defines as plans with less than $5 million in assets—is the most plentiful part of the defined contribution (DC) industry, and it is growing every day. Read more >
Money Market Funds Losing Favor
Still, a disconnect yawns between adviser recommendations and sponsor actions Read more >
House Subcommittee Witnesses Bash SEC’s Regulation Best Interest
Mixed Ruling in Oracle ERISA Suit Strongly Favors Defense
Consider All Individual Circumstances Before Suggesting 4% Retirement Income Withdrawal
Many Widows, Divorcees Feel Patronized by Financial Advisers
2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
Big Ideas
Has the time arrived for a new wave of retirement plan reforms? Read more >
‘Principal Protection’ Investments
A look at cases favoring stable value funds Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow climbed 389.17 points (1.65%) to 24,033.36, the NASDAQ was up 71.16 points (1.04%) at 6,941.28, and the S&P 500 closed 32.56 points (1.26%) higher at 2,614.44. The Russell 2000 gained 19.62 points (1.31%) to finish at 1,512.15, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 322.73 points (1.20%) to 27,117.04.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 14/32, bringing its yield up to 2.781%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 32/32, increasing its yield to 3.016%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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