Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 22nd, 2020

Sequence of Return Risk

At retirement, many participants in defined contribution plans are likely to be holding their peak assets, and giving up their means of restoring them through contributions. “That’s the time investment returns are the most impactful,” notes Neil Lloyd, head of U.S. DC and financial wellness research for Mercer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more >
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year Nominations Are Open
Do you work with, or know of, a plan sponsor that deserves recognition for going above and beyond? Consider nominating them for a 2021 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year award. Read more >
Is the Tide of ERISA Litigation Turning?
One ERISA attorney who tends to represent plaintiffs says the future might hold fewer cases, thanks to certain key Supreme Court rulings and broad improvements in plan design and governance. Read more >
Millennials Hit Hardest During the Pandemic
Many have dipped into their retirement savings, and some have even stopped or cut back on their contributions. Read more >
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By the end of the month, investors had nearly 70% of their balances in equities, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. Read more >
The Year in Hardship Withdrawals and Leakage
Recordkeepers say their worst fears about plan leakage during 2020 have not come to pass, and in fact, the vast majority of participants have stayed the course. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 37.40 points (0.12%) to 30,216.45, the NASDAQ was down 13.12 points (0.10%) at 12,742.52, and the S&P 500 lost 14.49 points (0.39%) to finish at 3,694.92. The Russell 2000 was virtually unchanged at 1,970.33, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 96.64 points (0.25%) lower at 39,034.01. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 0.933%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 5/32, bringing its yield down to 1.672%.
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