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February 21st, 2020

Cybersecurity Strategies for the Adviser Industry

Effective cybersecurity strategies start with the right tone at the top, with senior leaders who are committed to improving their organization’s digital posture. Read more >
Defendants in DST Systems Lawsuit Say Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Have a Conflict
They have filed a motion to have the plaintiffs’ attorneys disqualified. Read more >
News of E*TRADE Acquisition by Morgan Stanley Raises Anti-Trust Stakes
One source says the discount brokerage industry of the previous decade is being “merged away,” and that this latest M&A transaction could raise anti-trust scrutiny on other ongoing deals. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
American Beacon and asset management firm launch bond fund; Hartford Funds and Wellington Management release ETF; and Vanguard announces lower expense ratios on select ETFs. Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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Three New ERISA Lawsuits Bash Actively Managed TDFs
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Attorneys Offer Closer Reading of DOL’s Open MEP RFI
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Another Lawsuit Challenges Use of Untested CITs in 401(k) Plan
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Despite DOL’s Proposed Tightening, ESG Can Still Shine
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With Another Rule Proposal, DOL’s Fiduciary Saga Continues
Attorneys Say Guaranteed Income Safe Harbor Clearer Than Previous Guidance
Advisers will play an important role in helping plan sponsors perform their due diligence and helping participants accept annuities. Read more >
Delta Air Lines Must Face Lawsuit Over Pension Payments
Retirees sued for denial of benefits, claiming Delta was wrong to offset their pension payments by a workers’ compensation settlement they received. Read more >
Government Plaintiffs Clear Dismissal Hurdle in Reliance Trust Lawsuit
The Department of Labor brought the underlying case and has argued successfully in opposition to the defendants’ dismissal motion, which has now been denied. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow closed 128.05 points (0.44%) lower at 29,219.98, the NASDAQ lost 66.22 points (0.67%) to finish at 9,750.97, and the S&P 500 decreased 12.92 points (0.38%) to 3,373.23. The Russell 2000 was up 3.50 points (0.21%) at 1,696.07, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 99.26 points (0.29%) at 34,434.69.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 1.560%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 7/32, bringing its yield down to 2.012%.
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