Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 18th, 2019
Bogle’s Death Shines Light on a Persistent Fee Debate
The death of Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle offers a chance to reflect on the fundamental importance of controlling fees and expenses in the effort to build household wealth from modest means. Read more >
Duke University 403(b) Plan Lawsuits Settlement Details Announced
In addition to a gross monetary payment of $10.65 million, the university agreed to other non-monetary actions. Read more >
ICMA-RC Joins Public-Sector 403(b) Plan Provider Market
According to ICMA-RC, its overall plan costs in some cases may be more than 33% lower than what other 403(b) participants pay. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
TRPC adds Stadion StoryLine to retirement solutions platform, T. Rowe Price creates Dynamic Credit Fund; and more Read more >
GKN Latest to Face Scrutiny Over GoalMaker Service
Older 401(k) Participants Moving to TDFs More So Than Younger Participants
New Benartzi Paper Dissects Narrow Framing Phenomenon
Well-Funded HSAs Are a Retirement 'Superpower'
DOL Provides Transitional Relief for Investment Advice Rules
Sponsored message from PIMCO
Jamie Bentley SVP & National Retirement Sales Manager at PIMCO Discusses ESG Investing with PLANADVISER
View the video Read more >
Addressing Participant Concerns
If a sponsor does not respond, it could risk a civil and/or DOL lawsuit Read more >
ESG Opportunities via Fixed Income
More than half of asset managers now apply ‘ESG’ beyond equities Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 162.94 points (0.67%) to finish at 24,370.10, the NASDAQ closed 49.77 points (0.71%) higher at 7,084.46, and the S&P 500 increased 19.86 points (0.76%) to 2,635.96. The Russell 2000 was up 12.55 points (0.86%) at 1,467.25, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 206.93 points (0.76%) to 27,266.49.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 8/32, bringing its yield up to 2.752%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 3.072%.
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