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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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Groups Suggest DOL Take Certain Language Out of Proposed ESG Rule
While expressing support for the rule, they say removing specific references to ESG factors will help fiduciaries understand they are not required to consider them in their investment selection.
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2021 M&A Lessons Learned, and What Comes Next
Many firms that have acquired established retirement plan advisory practices primarily focus on wealth management or insurance, underscoring their interest in more diversified service models and in accessing the shops’ sizable client bases.
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1. Creative Planning CIO Jim Williams Dies at 46
2. Marsh McLennan Agency Sees C-Suite Connection in Retirement, Wealth Advisement
3. Investment Product & Service Launches
Financial Actions Taken During the Pandemic Are Enduring
While surveys find many Americans are not making New Year’s resolutions, those who do are succeeding in making positive financial and savings changes for the long term.
Business Owners Are More Confident With Adviser Collaboration
Nonetheless, economic uncertainty and market volatility continue to be top concerns when it comes to business owners achieving their financial goals.
More Sponsors Seeking Expert Advisers
After a year of nuanced challenges, plan sponsors say they are looking to DC plan specialists for a broad spectrum of advice, and they want higher levels of expertise.
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Tuesday, the Dow closed 106.77 points (0.30%) lower at 35,544.18, the Nasdaq lost 175.64 points (1.14%) to finish at 15,237.64, and the S&P 500 decreased 34.88 points (0.75%) to 4,634.09. The Russell 2000 was down 20.85 points (0.96%) at 2,159.65, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 372.14 points (0.78%) to 47,115.84.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 1.440%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 6/32, bringing its yield up to 1.825%.

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