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Friday, February 11, 2022
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SEC Votes to Propose New Cybersecurity Policy Rules
Under the proposal, registered investment advisers and investment companies would have to adopt and implement written cybersecurity policies and procedures ‘reasonably designed to address cybersecurity risks.’
Today’s Most Read
1. 'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
2. Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
3. Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?
2022 PLANADVISER Award Season is Here
The deadline for Adviser of the Year nominations is nearly here! So is the deadline for entries for the Top Retirement Plan Advisers listing. 
Equitable Announces Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Support
Ahead of the expected end to the federal student loan forbearance, Equitable’s free tool is designed to help non-profit employers determine their eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The Case for Alternatives in DC Plans
Defined contribution plan sponsors including alternative investments may need to use retirement plan advisers to evaluate and monitor the investments, because alternative investments typically have higher fees than traditional asset classes.  
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
An individual in Ohio was recently indicted by a grand jury on charges that he fraudulently claimed the assets he withdrew from his retirement account would be used to purchase a primary residence and to pay medical expenses.
Investment Product and Service Launches
Pershing and Pacific Life make fee-only annuities available to RIAs; ISS ESG launches labels and standards solutions; Xtrackers by DWS launches ETF with exposure to high-yield corporate bonds; and more.
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Thursday, the Dow lost 526.47 points (1.47%) to finish at 35,241.59, the Nasdaq closed 304.73 points (2.10%) lower at 14,185.64, and the S&P 500 decreased 83.10 points (1.81%) to 4,504.08. The Russell 2000 was down 32.34 points (1.55%) at 2,051.16, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 799.73 points (1.73%) to 45,517.68.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1 13/32, bringing its yield up to 2.043%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 4/32, increasing its yield to 2.315%.

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