Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 4th, 2019
Majority of Americans Think They Are on Track for a Secure Retirement
However, they are worried about health care costs Read more >
Participants Averse to Annuities May Like Deferred Income Products
New EBRI data shows both defined contribution and defined benefit plan participants favor cashing out their accrued benefits over purchasing annuities, potentially jeopardizing retirement security. Read more >
Finance’s Reputation Problem Impacts Auto Retirement Plan Success
Industry pros know there are big differences between financial services providers in terms of  business models and their willingness to embrace fiduciary best practices—but many non-investors see a monolithic industry sharing a set of common reputation problems. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
American Beacon Advisors creates mutual fund with multi-asset program and Vanguard closes million-dollar securities fund to new clients. Read more >
Resolved: Promote Financial Ed
Educating on saving and budgeting next year could fulfill an employee desire Read more >
Three New ERISA Lawsuits Bash Actively Managed TDFs
$300 Million Plan Faces ERISA Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit
Attorneys Offer Closer Reading of DOL’s Open MEP RFI
Another Lawsuit Challenges Use of Untested CITs in 401(k) Plan
DOL Aims to Quickly Simplify Conflict of Interest Framework
Retirement Income Options
Why advisers should offer solutions to their plan sponsor clients Read more >
R-6 Share Classes Hit $1.5T
The zero/zero share class has mushroomed 15% since last year Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow fell 660.02 points (2.83%) to 22,686.22, the NASDAQ closed 202.43 points (3.04%) lower at 6,463.50, and the S&P 500 decreased 62.14 points (2.48%) to 2,447.89. The Russell 2000 was down 24.97 points (1.84%) at 1,330.94, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 594.35 points (2.30%) to finish at 25,200.38. The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 20/32, bringing its yield down to 2.550%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 1/32, decreasing its yield to 2.902%.
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