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July 13th, 2018
Independent RIAs’ AUM Grew 16.2% in 2017
The median firm increased its client base by 4.8% last year, up from 3.6% the year before. Read more >
Simplifying Information in 401(k) Plans Doesn’t Lead to Better Decisions
The “Less Is Not More” study set out to determine whether presenting retirement plan information in a more compact and accessible way increases participation and results in better investment decisions. Read more >
Operating Under Rules of ERISA Does Not Mean Church Plan Elected to Be ERISA Plan
In a series of private letter rulings, the IRS has determined that plans in question, including a 403(b) plan, are church plans under the definition clarified in a Supreme Court decision. Read more >
Small Plans Must Embrace Auto Features, for Employees’ Sake
Employees of small businesses with retirement plans that include automatic enrollment have far higher participation rates across all demographic variables, according to new data shared by Vanguard. Read more >
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
The Role of the 401(k) in Today’s Tight Labor Market
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
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Lincoln Offers Financial Wellness Tool for Employers
After completing a simple quiz, employees are given a wellness score and actionable steps they can follow to improve that score. Read more >
Ladenburg Reveals Retirement Plan Consulting Platform
The underlying technology will be provided by Retirement Plan Advisory Group and delivered to advisers with the support of a centralized team of retirement specialist consultants. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 224.44 points (0.91%) to close at 24,924.89, the NASDAQ closed 107.31 points (1.39%) higher at 7,823.92, and the S&P 500 increased 24.27 points (0.87%) to finish at 2,798.29. The Russell 2000 increased 6.61 points (0.39%) to 1,690.28, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 250.79 points (0.87%) to 29,234.45.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.850%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 4/32, bringing its yield up to 2.945%.
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