Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 10th, 2018
Progressive Plan Design Features Have Moved Down-Market
These are streamlining plan administration, increasing investment diversification and improving participant outcomes. Read more >
Managers’ Long-Term Outlook Gives Context for Current Volatility
Despite slowing global growth, disparate inflation rates, and continued normalization of U.S. monetary policy, economists with Vanguard and J.P. Morgan Asset Management believe that a near-term recession will be avoided. Read more >
403(b) Plans Offer Diverse Range of Investment Options
On average, they offer 27 core investment options, according to ICI and BrightScope Read more >
Financial and Physical Wellbeing Boost Workplace Productivity
Findings in a Buck survey demonstrate that a failure to creatively invest in employee wellness can result in many adverse consequences for the success and sustainability of a business. Read more >
IRS Life Expectancy Tables Updated for Retirees
Meet Dave Barry, Professional Humorist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
Booz Allen Hamilton, Others Face Passive TDF Performance Lawsuits
Keeping Up with the Securing a Strong Retirement Act
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Retirement Industry People Moves
Vestwell and BNY form partnership to provide retirement plans; 401(k) professionals establish advising firm; DWC brings on industry veteran as first in-house actuary; and more. Read more >
Pension Risk Transfer
Advisers can reduce clients’ risk and increase their own value Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was down 558.72 points (2.24%) to 24,338.95. The NASDAQ lost 219.01 points (3.05%) to finish at 6,969.25, and the S&P 500 was down by 62.87 points (2.33%) to close at 2,633.08. The Russell 2000 declined by 29.32 points (1.98%) to 1,448.92. The Wilshire 5000 lost 631.86 points (2.27%) to 27,143.93. The price of the 10-year Treasury note rose 8/32, decreasing its yield to 2.857%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond rose 7/32, decreasing its yield to 3.148%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ended December 7, the Dow lost 4.69%, the S&P 500 declined by 3.52%, and the NASDAQ lost 4.93%. The Russell 2000 declined by 5.50%, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 4.72%.    
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