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December 14th, 2018
Employers Must Act Ahead of Retirement Wave
According to Willis Towers Watson, just over 80% of organizations acknowledge the importance of their older workers and managing the retirement process; however, only about half believe they understand the process well, and just one-quarter feel they have found an effective approach. Read more >
Active Management Insights from Putnam CEO Bob Reynolds
As the firm launches a new initiative to educate investors about active management opportunities, Putnam CEO Bob Reynolds says he is optimistic that an improved retirement landscape will take shape in 2019. Read more >
Americans Expect to Be Better Off Financially in 2019
For the 10th consecutive year, their top financial resolution for the New Year is to save more, Fidelity learned in a survey. Read more >
Education and Better Investments Needed to Propel HSAs to Retirement Savings Vehicles
The frequency of withdrawals prevents HSA account holders from building a meaningful balance to use for health care expenses in retirement, and individuals are unlikely to allocate their assets to investment products if their primary goal is to fund short-term medical expenses, Cerulli says. Read more >
Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Complying With the Custody Rule and the New Custody Proposal
Sponsored message from MetLife
2017 Stable Value Survey
A survey of plan sponsors, stable value fund providers and advisors Read more >
More Efforts Needed to Increase Retirement Plan Participant Savings Rates
While automatic enrollment gets participants into plans, a sizable segment are starting their average contributions at a minimum 3.3% rate and failing to take any additional action to increase that, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Read more >
PBGC Updates Table for Distressed and Terminating DB Plan Valuations
The table is needed to compute the value of early retirement benefits and, thus, the total value of benefits under a plan. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow was up 70.11 points (0.29%) at 24,597.38, the NASDAQ closed 27.98 points (0.39%) lower at 7,070.33, and the S&P 500 was virtually unchanged at 2,650.54. The Russell 2000 lost 22.62 points (1.55%) to finish at 1,432.70, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 62.41 points (0.23%) to 27,240.10.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 2.907%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 12/32, bringing its yield up to 3.168%.
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