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February 2nd, 2018
Court Grants Class Certification in Oracle 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit
However, a federal judge change the class definition for the imprudent investment claims because class representatives were not all invested in the funds challenged. Read more >
EBSA Restores $1.1B to Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries
Nearly $700 million was in recoveries from enforcement actions. Read more >
Campaign Waged to Raise Awareness of Retirement Savings
The Bipartisan Policy Center and Ric Edelman announce the launch of “Funding Our Future: A Campaign for America’s Retirement Security.” Read more >
Rising Rates Bring Bond Duration and Supply Questions to the Fore
Vanguard’s lead actuary for the OCIO pension support business sounds a clear note of caution about attempting to “beat the rush” into long corporate bonds that could come along with a sharp rise in rates; Northern Trust experts explain how ultra-short duration funds can benefit DB plans today. Read more >
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
Ready for PTE 2020-02 July 1 Enforcement?
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
Retirement Industry People Moves
Senate Finance Committee Advances EARN Act
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Investment Products and Services Launches
First Trust Launches Index Based ETF; BCG Adds Stadion 401(k) Managed Account on Recordkeeping Platform; Mercer Partners With Investment Metrics for Client Reporting; and more. Read more >
The Value of Fixed Income
The strategy is a good hedge against equity underperformance Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow increased by 37.32 points (0.14%) to finish at 26,186.71, the NASDAQ closed 25.62 points (0.35%) lower at 7,385.86, and the S&P 500 decreased by 1.83 points (0.06%) to 2,821.98. The Russell 2000 was up 4.87 points (0.31%) at 1,579.85, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 9.02 points (0.03%) at 29,228.47.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 21/32, bringing its yield up to 2.783%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 16/32, increasing its yield to 3.014%.
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