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December 17th, 2020
Union Pension Funding Advocate Urges Immediate Action
Beyond the ethical imperative to address the crisis facing many multiemployer pensions, today’s ultra-low interest rate environment presents an opportunity too good to pass up, one union pension backer says. Read more >
Diversity of S&P 500 Boards Continues to Improve
All S&P 500 boards have at least one woman for the first time, according to a study by Spencer Stuart. Read more >
Retirees’ Spending Needs Change Over Time
A new EBRI issue brief says there are four major things retirees focus on at any given time, but spending during retirement is even more nuanced than it might appear. Read more >
Plaintiffs Firms Must Pay $1.5 Million for ‘Reckless’ Litigation
More TDF Underperformance ERISA Lawsuits Filed
Dover Corporation Faces ERISA Suit Over Managed Account Fees
The Future of Work in the Investment Industry
Lawsuit Against Northern Trust Over TDFs Will Proceed
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HUB International Running Full Steam Ahead on RIA Acquisitions
The aggregator expects it will announce several more acquisitions of leading retirement plan advisory firms this year and have a busy 2021. Read more >
Optimism About Practice Growth as Pandemic Drags On
There is still a robust amount of activity when it comes to advisers winning existing plans, but there has been a drop-off of new plan sales, sources say. Read more >
Familiar Fiduciary Concerns Voiced as PEP Market Takes Shape
As with any type of innovation, it should be expected that the architecture, structure and governance of PEPs will likely change over time. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow fell 44.77 points (0.15%) to finish at 30,154.54, the NASDAQ closed 63.13 points (0.50%) higher at 12,658.19, and the S&P 500 was up 6.55 points (0.18%) at 3,701.17. The Russell 2000 increased 41.02 points (2.15%) to 1,952.72, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 46.12 points (0.12%) to 38,913.04. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 0.921%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 1/32, bringing its yield up to 1.660%.
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