Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 21st, 2017
Measuring Retirement Readiness Key to Clients’ Workforce Management
Waiting until a plan sponsor sees that employees are not retiring on time is too late to manage the pipeline of talent, and having employees unexpectedly retire early can cause disruption to business units or divisions and to talent transitions. Read more >
RIAs Lowering Fees by 20 to 30 Basis Points
They are making the move to become more competitive in light of the fact revenue growth has slowed to 7%. Read more >
Employers Should Shift Perception of Managed Accounts
Research from Cerulli Associates finds plan sponsors must position managed accounts as a service, in order to change its costly product reputation. Read more >
PBGC Provides New Table for Determining Expected Retirement Ages
The new table is for single-employer pension plans undergoing distress or involuntary termination with valuation dates falling in 2018. Read more >
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
The Role of the 401(k) in Today’s Tight Labor Market
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
Retirement Industry People Moves
Few Employees Using HSAs as Retirement Savings Vehicles
But, employees younger than 25 and older than 65 are more likely to say they try to save/invest their HSA funds, a survey finds. Read more >
Mutual of America Turns to Social Media to Educate People About Retirement
The firm is offering tips, tools, studies and articles on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow closed 28.10 points (0.11%) lower at 24,726.65, the NASDAQ was down 2.89 points (0.04%) at 6,960.96, and the S&P 500 decreased 2.22 points (0.08%) to 2,679.25. The Russell 2000 increased 3.33 points (0.22%) to 1,540.08, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 13.51 points (0.05%) at 27,808.43.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 9/32, bringing its yield up to 2.499%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.881%.
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