Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 27th, 2021
Neal Proposes New Bill to Help Multiemployer Pensions
The bill would also extend funding relief for single-employer defined benefit plans. Read more >
Even As Industry Consolidates, Breakaways Remain Common
Data from Echelon Partners shows the number of adviser or adviser team ‘breakaways’ declined by nearly 20% in 2020 versus 2019. However, 2019 set the record for breakaway activity. Read more >
Court Finds Insufficient Evidence for ERISA Claims Against Intel
The Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee has prevailed in a second lawsuit alleging its members breached their fiduciary duties by investing a significant portion of the plans’ assets in risky and high-cost hedge fund and private equity investments. Read more >
529 plans, Student Loans and Financial Wellness
This hour-long, editorial webinar will focus on employee financial wellness, and specifically on planning for education expenses through 529 college savings plans. Budgeting and debt management will also be considered, as will the “hierarchy of savings.” Read more >
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Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
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Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act
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House Ways and Means Committee Passes SECURE Act 2.0
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College Savings App Hits Ascensus With Federal Antitrust Claims
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Bronson Healthcare Group Sued Over 403(b) Plan Fees
How to Get Participants More Engaged in Financial Wellness Programs
More employers today are investing their time and money in financial wellness programs. Now, many of them are trying to figure out ways to calculate the return on investment (ROI) of such programs. Read more >
Are You a QPAM?
The nuances of a qualified professional asset manager’s role. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow decreased 22.96 points (0.07%) to 30,937.04, the NASDAQ was down 9.93 points (0.07%) at 13,626.07, and the S&P 500 closed 5.74 points (0.15%) lower at 3,849.62. The Russell 2000 decreased 18.90 points (0.87%) to 2,149.86, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 111.02 points (0.27%) to finish at 40,802.02. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.040%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was unchanged, with its yield down to 1.796%.
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webcasts
PLANADVISER is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: Franklin Templeton
The Growth of Personalization in Retirement Plans: Product vs Solution
Products have not had strong traction in the retirement space, mainly because they don’t meet the needs or expectations of plan participants. Furthermore, with a lack of innovation since the rollout of target date funds, plan participants are seeking a more solutions-based approach. This webinar is geared for those financial professionals that are seeking to learn more about the future of personalization, retirement income and participant education.
2021 Practice Progress Series: Succession Planning—and How to Retire as an Adviser
Financial advisers focused on serving retirement plans and individual retirement account (IRA) owners are used to talking about the financial transition their clients will eventually make, from earning a steady income to living off of accumulated assets and investments. For any number of reasons, there is much less attention paid to advisers’ own long-term financial futures, and, indeed, many advisers nearing the traditional retirement age have yet to seriously plan their next step. Many know their business is valuable, but extracting that value is another question, and so is the issue of what happens to clients. This hourlong editorial webinar will bring together speakers who are experienced in this challenging topic. The panel will address the succession planning topic from start to finish—covering the process of valuing an established firm, finding a potential internal or external successor, and then exiting the business.
Financial Wellness: Voice of the American Worker
Staggering statistics show the average American worker is struggling with their financial health, thus impacting their overall well-being and productivity at work. Employers are embracing the challenge of improving their employee's total wellbeing by seeking ways to become the financial epicenter for their staff. In this panel webinar discussion, we will explore the shifting benefits ecosystem from different perspectives – with both in-plan and out-of-plan experience. In addition, we will share how technology is enabling and accelerating personalized financial wellness at the goal level and the implications for the future of retirement plan advisors.
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