Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
August 19th, 2019
An Array of Models
Some advisers find opportunities through aggregation or affilliation Read more >
Q&A With MetWest Attorneys After Successful District Court Defense
Attorneys for the defense in Kennis vs. Metropolitan West say their victory in district court could be a turning point in a trend of securities litigation that emerged after a Supreme Court decision known as Jones vs. Harris. Read more >
Sponsors Seek Low-Cost TDFs
Providers respond with passive funds, collective trusts Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Gramercy Funds hires global head of business development; Ascensus acquires retirement and benefits solution adviser; Private equity director joins Hirtle Callaghan; and more. Read more >
TIAA Faces New Managed Account Rollover Complaint Months After Settling SEC Charges
DOL Announces Anticipated ESG Fiduciary Investing Rule
Social Security Benefits Will Grow 5.9% in 2022 Amid Renewed Inflation Concerns
Retirement Industry People Moves
Calmer Summer Yields to Volatile Fall for U.S. Investors
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Redefining Wellness: It Starts with the Employer
When it comes to benefit program delivery, the definition of “wellness” is about to change. 
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The Value of Data
By threading data through an AI interface, recordkeepers create a custom participant experience Read more >
Advancing Advice for All
Managed account services can benefit plan sponsors, participants and advisers Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow gained 306.62 points (1.20%) to finish at 25,886.01, the NASDAQ closed 129.38 points (1.67%) higher at 7,895.99, and the S&P 500 increased 41.08 points (1.44%) to 2,888.68. The Russell 2000 was up 31.99 points (2.19%) at 1,493.64, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 441.45 points (1.51%) to 29,597.82.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 1.558%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 27/32, increasing its yield to 2.037%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending August 16, the Dow fell 1.53%, the NASDAQ was down 0.79%, and the S&P 500 decreased 1.03%. The Russell 2000 lost 1.28%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.16% lower.
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