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February 7th, 2020

Blockchain and AI’s Role in Retirement Planning

Among the most popular ideas for the use of blockchain is creating verified digital identities for participants, while others hope to use artificial intelligence to scale up personalized services. Read more >
UPS Named in Latest ERISA Fiduciary Breach Suit
UPS is not the first national employer to be accused of using outdated mortality tables and interest rate estimates in order to shortchange certain pension beneficiaries. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
IHS Markit adds MSCI ESG ratings and HarbourVest offers private equity with Vanguard. Read more >
SECURE Act Is No Lifetime Income Free-For-All
One analyst argues the landmark legislation’s lifetime income disclosure requirement may prove to be more influential than the annuity selection safe harbor. Read more >
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An Engagement Chain
Linking participants to their online account from digital communications. Read more >
Fund Lineup Sizing
Both pluses and minuses to increasing or reducing plan investment menus, research says. Read more >
Market Mirror
The Dow gained 88.92 points (0.30%) to finish at 29,379.77, the NASDAQ increased 63.47 points (0.67%) to 9,572.15, and the S&P 500 was up 11.09 points (0.33%) at 3,345.78. The Russell 2000 was down 4.46 points (0.27%) at 1,677.46, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 88.40 points (0.26%) higher at 34,012.20.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.645%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 7/32, bringing its yield down to 2.112%.
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