Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 5th, 2019
Tailoring Plan Designs to Reflect Shorter Employee Tenure
Recent research reports suggest average employee tenure in the U.S. has trended downward; retirement industry experts agree this fact should inform plan design discussions and participant-level services. Read more >
Plan Design, Education and Advice Can Improve Participant Retirement Savings
Defined contribution plan participants and non-participants surveyed by Natixis shared incentives that would encourage them to save or save more for retirement. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
WisdomTree Restructures European and Japan Equity Funds; SSGA Launches Sector Rotation SPDR ETFs; Vanguard Files SEC Registration for Commodity Strategy Fund; and more. Read more >
‘Stretch IRAs,’ Multigenerational Inheritance and the SECURE Act
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Retirement Industry People Moves
Upset in FINRA Board Large Seat Election
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)
Employer Contributions on the Rise
In 2017, companies contributed as much as their workers did to DC plans Read more >
The Need to Investigate Alternatives
Courts may have expectations for fiduciaries Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 166.50 points (0.64%) to finish at 26,384.63, the NASDAQ was down 3.77 points (0.05%) at 7,891.78, and the S&P 500 increased 5.99 points (0.21%) to 2,879.39. The Russell 2000 closed 6.58 points (0.42%) higher at 1,567.49, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 46.76 points (0.16%) at 29,727.27. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 2.513%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 10/32, bringing its yield down to 2.919%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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