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December 18th, 2017
Average Worker Will Pay More Than $150K in 401(k) Fees
Higher-income workers, making $90,000 a year, will pay $277,000, according to America’s Best 401k. Read more >
Nonprofit Plan Sponsors Require Deeper Fiduciary Education
A number of key terms commonly present difficulty for plan sponsors of all sizes—in particular the terminology surrounding “revenue sharing,” “fee levelization,” “fee policy statements,” and “3(21) vs. 3(38) advisers.” Read more >
Divorce and Failing Health Amid Overlooked Retirement Roadblocks
Clients and advisers alike often overlook the possibility of divorce or losing a spouse in their financial planning, according to TD Ameritrade’s latest survey. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
T. Rowe Price brings in new head of CEDT Innovation Center; Kestra Financial adds specialists to adviser platform; USI Consulting hires assistant vice president of retirement services; and more. Read more >
Wait, SECURE 2.0 Might Not Pass?
Asset Managers Scramble to Offer In-Demand Investment Vehicles
Experts: More Hackers Going After Retirement Savings
401(k) Robo-Adviser Blooom Shuts Services, Sells Tech to Morgan Stanley
Near-Retirees May Be at Risk for Retirement Income Shortfall
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5th Annual National Survey of DC Plan Participants
Survey reveals that employees look to employers for guidance in saving and investing for retirement. Read more >
Mercer Experts Put Odds In Favor of Republican Tax Reform Success
The text of a combined bill drawing together the House and Senate proposals is slowly emerging ahead of critical up-or-down floor votes scheduled for early this week Read more >
Retirement Plan Technology and Security Landscape Evolves Quickly
A new Corporate Insight report offers a brief history of the development of financial services technology security measures introduced since 1996—delivering for retirement plan fiduciaries important contextual information about today’s evolving best practices. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow gained 143.08 points (0.58%) to finish at 24,651.74, the NASDAQ closed 80.06 points (1.17%) higher at 6,936.58, and the S&P 500 increased 23.80 points (0.90%) to 2,675.81. The Russell 2000 increased by 23.47 points (1.56%) to 1,530.42, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 231.22 points (0.84%) to 27,734.32.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 2/32, bringing its yield down to 2.348%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond up 13/32, decreasing its yield to 2.688%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending December 8, the Dow finished 1.33% higher, the NASDAQ was up 1.41%, and the S&P 500 increased 0.92%. The Russell 2000 gained 0.57%, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 0.79%.
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