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Thursday, December 02, 2021
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Practice Progress: Steps to Advance Diversity in the World of Finance
Successful advisers say mentorship is a key to solving the industry’s clear and present diversity problem. There are other strategies that work as well, including creating compensation frameworks that take into account the challenges of moving from a salary or hourly-based position to a job frequently involving commissions and potentially complex, incentive-based pay structures.
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Moving From Words to Actions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Adviser industry professionals tasked with addressing the serious lack of diversity and inclusion in their field say the events of the past few years have helped supercharge efforts to solve a longstanding problem.
Today’s Most Read
1. The New Vesting Schedule Debate
2. Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
3. The Future of Work in the Investment Industry
Differentiating ‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ Helps Address Both
One research report defines ‘inclusion’ as the degree to which employees are embraced and enabled to make meaningful contributions.
Succession Planning Marketplace Evolves
While plan advisers often discuss the importance of succession planning with plan participants or wealth management clients, they might need to follow their own advice when evaluating plans for their business.
More Firms Are Addressing the Group Plan Market
Franklin Templeton has selected a new group plan recordkeeper in Transamerica, while PRI and Waypoint have formed a new joint company called Group Plan Systems.
2021 Required Amendments List Includes Changes for Multiemployer Plans
The only changes in requirements that would necessitate a plan amendment relate to the multiemployer plan financial assistance program, and there were no changes that may require an amendment. Updates Website With Education on Tax Reform has updated its website with information on the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
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Wednesday, the Dow decreased 461.68 points (1.34%) to 34,022.04, the Nasdaq lost 283.64 points (1.83%) to finish at 15,254.05, and the S&P 500 was down 53.96 points (1.18%) at 4,513.04. The Russell 2000 fell 51.49 points (2.34%) to 2,147.42, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 760.50 points (1.62%) lower at 46,175.58.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 4/32, decreasing its yield to 1.411%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 32/32, bringing its yield down to 1.755%.

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