Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 6th, 2021

The Future of the 60/40 Portfolio

The traditional mix of 60% global stocks and 40% aggregate core bonds has produced double-digit returns in four calendar years in the past decade. However, that is less than the six years of double-digit returns in both the 2000s and 1990s. Read more >
Compass Financial Partners Acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency
Compass Financial is the latest firm recognized in the PLANADVISER Top 100 listing to be acquired by a large, diversified financial services entity. Read more >
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year Nominations Are Open
Do you work with, or know of, a plan sponsor that deserves recognition for going above and beyond? Consider nominating them for a 2021 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year award. Read more >
PLANADVISER Practice Benchmarking Survey
The PLANADVISER Practice Benchmarking Survey, fielded each October, gives us insight into how retirement plan advisers ran their business over the past year. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the differences since last our last survey in light of the pandemic. Read more >
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The Decumulation Conundrum: Income In Retirement
A record number of Americans are currently in retirement, and people are living longer. Read more >
15th Anniversary of RPAY: Cammack Retirement Group
Even though it’s only been a few years since Cammack Retirement Group was named the 2017 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser Mega Team of the Year, the firm’s assets have soared by 74%, from $70 billion in 2017 to $122 billion at the end of last year. Read more >
Advisers Giving Back: Winfred Boyce Jr.
Winfred Boyce Jr. doesn’t consider himself a history buff or an aviation fanatic, but his interest in working with the Tuskegee Airman’s Atlanta Chapter runs deep and reflects his commitment to giving back. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow was up 167.71 points (0.55%) at 30,391.60, the NASDAQ gained 120.51 points (0.95%) to finish at 12,818.96, and the S&P 500 increased 26.21 points (0.71%) to 3,726.86. The Russell 2000 climbed 33.19 points (1.71%) to 1,979.11, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 326.04 points (0.84%) higher at 39,218.13. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 0.951%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 32/32, bringing its yield up to 1.700%.
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.
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.
2021 Practice Progress Series: ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility
Many industry experts believe the Biden administration will try to increase support for the use of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed investments, including by tax-qualified retirement plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). At the same time, investment managers and index providers are holding companies to greater account for a lack of diversity and inclusion on boards and in senior management positions. There is also growing demand for greater disclosures of environmental impact data by private and publicly traded companies alike. This hourlong editorial webinar will feature a panel of ESG experts discussing the current and future state of ESG investing, both inside and outside ERISA plans. Particular attention will be paid to the regulatory environment, as well as the potential to pursue greater investment returns by seeking out companies with higher ESG ratings.
2021 Practice Progress Series: Artificial Intelligence and Financial Advice
It is hard to overstate the enthusiasm with which many experts speak about the prospects presented by machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), both to impact peoples’ daily lives and to remake many parts of the global economy. That said, many of the concepts involved in discussing AI are highly technical and more than a bit esoteric, leaving some to wonder just what all the fuss is about. This hourlong editorial-driven webinar will explore some of the key concepts, possibilities and predictions commonly discussed by AI experts. Panelists will discuss the general economic impacts that could be coming in the next several years and decades, while also offering a closer look at how the work of plan advisers and wealth managers could be directly impacted.
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