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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Consumer Protection Motivates Barbara Roper’s Move to SEC
Roper heads to the SEC after a 35-year career at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). In a statement to PLANADVISER, CFA Executive Director Jack Gillis says Roper has “likely been one of the most influential and effective protectors of the American investor in recent history.
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Chamber of Commerce Calls Out Flaws in Excessive Fee Suits
In a brief of amicus curiae filed in the suit against the Red Cross, the agency claims the suits are harming plan participants and asks the court to apply careful scrutiny in the case.
Today’s Most Read
1. Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
2. Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
3. Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
A Q&A With QMA's David Blanchett
David Blanchett, QMA’s newest managing director and head of retirement research, talks about the evolving role of DC plans and workplace investing—including the interplay of target-date funds, personalization and managed accounts.
PANC 2021: Explore the Virtual Agenda

Topics include but are not limited to making sense of industry consolidation; addressing the evolving needs of plan sponsors/participants; preparing the next generation of diverse industry leaders; and tracking the latest litigation and legislation. Explore the full agenda and to sign up for this exclusive, timely and potentially provocative event. You won’t want to miss it!

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Transamerica Launches Exchange Platform Featuring UBS RPM
Transamerica's program will be offered exclusively through UBS Financial Advisors.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Monday, the Dow was down 55.96 points (0.16%) at 35,399.84, the Nasdaq gained 136.39 points (0.90%) to finish at 15,265.89, and the S&P 500 increased 19.42 points (0.43%) to 4,528.79. The Russell 2000 fell 11.16 points (0.49%) to 2,265.99, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 168.89 points (0.36%) higher at 47,046.79.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 1.278%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 27/32, bringing its yield down to 1.897%.

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