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December 16th, 2019
Carbon-Sensitive Portfolios Perform as Well as Those That Aren’t
S&P studied companies demonstrating three levels of carbon sensitivity and found that all three held up Read more >
November Was the Lightest Trading Month for 401(k) Investors
There were no days of above-normal trading activity, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. Read more >
Foul Weather
The value of facilitating emergency savings accounts at the workplace. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
MassMutual announces multiple hires and appointments; Charles Schwab names former TD Ameritrade president as SVP; Hamilton Capital selects retirement plans director; and more. Read more >
Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
SS&C Adds Allianz Retirement Income Annuity to DC Plan Platform
Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Recordkeeper “House” Investment Options Worth a Look, But Carefully, Advisers Say
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It’s Time to Get Serious About Retirement Income Solutions
Thoughtful consideration of a participant’s journey, both up to and through retirement, can help participants meet their retirement goals—and better position plans to retain assets. Read more >
Fund Lineup Sizing
Both pluses and minuses to increasing or reducing plan investment menus, research says. Read more >
How Plan Advisers Justify Their Fees
Despite fee compression, advisers are pushing back. Read more >
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DC Recordkeeping: The High Cost of Low Fees
Recordkeepers are calling their services more efficient, or streamlined, but that may be a kind way of saying “less service.” Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow ever so barely inched upward by 3.33 points (0.01%) to reach 28,135.38, the NASDAQ was up by 17.56 points (0.20%) for a 8,734.88 close, and the S&P 500 ticked upwards by 0.23 points (0.01%) to 3,168.80. The Russell 2000 was down by 6.84 points (0.42%) to finish at 1,637.98, and the Wilshire 5000 was almost imperceptibly down by 17.53 points (0.05%) to end at 32,241.34. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up by 29/32, pushing its yield down to 1.820%, and the price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down by 14/32, increasing its yield to 2.251%. WEEK’S WORTH:  For the week ended December 13, the Dow was up by 0.43%, the S&P 500 gained 0.73%, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.91%. The Russell 2000 was up by 0.25%, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 0.63%.
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