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December 10th, 2020

Inflation Protection for DC Investors

“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency,” wrote economist John Maynard Keynes in 1920. “The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” Read more >
Even 2020 Couldn’t Dampen RIA Industry M&A Momentum
Though the whole year and the final quarter, especially, have already delivered impressive numbers, there are expectations that some additional major transactions could soon be announced. Read more >
Does Senate Hearing Foreshadow More Retirement Reform?
Commenters at a Senate Finance Committee hearing held Wednesday sure hoped so—and they had a lot of ambitious ideas. Read more >
IRS Offers Guidance for Safe Harbor Plans on SECURE Act Provisions
The IRS has issued Notice 2020-86, which provides guidance in the form of questions and answers with respect to Sections 102 and 103 of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Read more >
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Complying With the Custody Rule and the New Custody Proposal
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
Sponsored message from MassMutual Investments
Ascending Through the Fire With an Evolving Fiduciary Governance Approach
Learn about the opportunity plan advisers have to position themselves as a chief governance officer with plan sponsors. Read more >
Equity Opportunity May Exist Outside U.S. in 2021
The change in presidential administration could result in more opportunities in Chinese companies, for example. Read more >
Hearts & Wallets Study Shows Workers Want More Personalized Financial Advice
American workers are expecting more from workplace programs, such as tailored communications and experienced representatives. Read more >
Bringing Alternative Assets Into 401(k) Plans
The market volatility that ensured at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of diversifying retirement plan portfolios. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was down 105.07 points (0.35%) at 30,068.81, the NASDAQ fell 243.82 points (1.94%) to 12,338.95, and the S&P 500 decreased 29.43 points (0.79%) to 3,672.82. The Russell 2000 closed 10.90 points (0.58%) higher at 1,902.15, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 390.47 points (1.00%) to finish at 38,473.77. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 0.944%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 1.690%.
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