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 >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
Sponsored message from Ascensus
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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