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Friday, August 20, 2021
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Complex Ruling Issued in Valeant Pharma-Linked ERISA Suit
The plaintiffs are employees and retirement plan participants at DST Systems who argue the defendants pursued ‘an exceptionally imprudent investment strategy’ with respect to a significant portion of their retirement assets.
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Antitrust Issues Scuttled Aon-WTW Combo. What Comes Next?
Regulators cited the elimination of competition in filing a civil lawsuit to halt the union of Aon and Willis Towers Watson. As significant consolidation occurs across the financial services industry, some wonder whether similar issues could arise again.
Today’s Most Read
1. The New Vesting Schedule Debate
2. The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
3. Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
PEPs’ Predicted Growth
Advisers ‘on the fence’ may have several reasons to change their minds.
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Facing Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

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Scrutinizing TDFs and Considering Balanced Funds
Both options hold more than a trillion dollars in assets; weighing their relative merits remains an important task for advisers and their clients.
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Thursday, the Dow decreased 66.57 points (0.19%) to 34,894.12, the Nasdaq was up 15.87 points (0.11%) at 14,541.79, and the S&P 500 increased 5.53 points (0.13%) to 4,405.80. The Russell 2000 closed 26.36 points (1.22%) lower at 2,132.42, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 58.20 points (0.13%) at 45,498.29.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 23/32, bringing its yield down to 1.250%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 5/32, decreasing its yield to 1.876%.

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