Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
August 20th, 2018
PLANADVISER National Conference 2018: Still Time to Register
New at this year’s conference, advisers will have the ability to earn their PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional designation while in attendance, and we are particularly excited for our opening evening speaker, the award-winning comedian and actor Jason Alexander. Read more >
Employees Endorse Investments in Financial Wellness
The importance of workplace financial wellbeing programs jumped five points in the 2018 Consumer Health Mindset Study from Alight Solutions. Read more >
Saving for Retirement Is Americans’ Biggest Financial Worry
Younger Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are the most stressed about retirement, a survey found. Read more >
The Retirement Advantage Revamps Website
The new website introduces a range of content and videos, a blog, a library of plan design comparison tools, retirement calculators, administrator user guides, account access and comprehensive retirement plan information Read more >
Strong One-Year Performance Posted by Pensions
Continuing the trend from the first quarter, corporate retirement funds and health care plans lagged during Q2 2018, according to BNY Mellon data. Read more >
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
NFP Named as Defendant in Parallel Molina Healthcare ERISA Suit
Retirement Industry People Moves
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
Investment Product and Service Launches
US SIF Launches Money Manager-Focused Guide, and Wells Fargo Updates Personalized Solution Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Litigator Rejoins Reed Smith; Cerulli Integrates MMI Advisory Platform; LCG Associates Promotes Investment Analyst to Consultant; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was up 110.59 points (0.43%) at 25,669.32, the NASDAQ closed 9.18 points (0.13%) higher at 7,816.33, and the S&P 500 gained 9.44 points (0.33% to 2,850.13. The Russell 2000 gained 7.19 points (0.43%) to finish at 1,692.95, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 99.64 points (0.34%) at 29,709.70. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 2.861%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 7/32, decreasing its yield to 3.016%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending August 17, the Dow rose 1.41%, the S&P 500 was up 0.59%, and the NASDAQ was up 0.36%. The Russell 2000 gained 0.36%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 0.48% higher.
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