Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
July 16th, 2019

Market Sentiment for Second Half of 2019 Varies

It’s hard to know what investments to put into place when market watchers are in disagreement, but one thing they can agree on is that retirement investors must stay focused on the long-term. Read more >
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants
Participants allege Adidas’ decision-making, monitoring and soliciting bids from investment funds was deficient Read more >
Sponsors Less Optimistic than Advisers About Participants’ Retirement Readiness
A survey by Voya also found that sponsors do not always understand the services that advisers provide, which means that advisers need to communicate their value more effectively. Read more >
Investment Managers Share Steps They Take for Compliance
A survey finds cybersecurity is registered investment advisers’ (RIAs) highest concern. Read more >
‘Stretch IRAs,’ Multigenerational Inheritance and the SECURE Act
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Retirement Industry People Moves
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)
Upset in FINRA Board Large Seat Election
Sponsored message from Franklin Templeton
Global Investment Outlook: Midyear 2019
What’s next for markets? How might trade uncertainty and recessionary fears affect markets? Read the midyear outlook from our senior investment leaders to see why and how we are reining in risk. Read more >
Experts Consider LDI for 401(k)s
How a strategy from the pension plan space speaks to retirement income Read more >
Addressing Participant Longevity
Plan design and advice will both be key as retirees aim for age 100 Read more >
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow was up 27.13 points (0.10%) at 27,359.16, the NASDAQ increased 14.04 points (0.17%) to 8,258.19, and the S&P 500 was virtually unchanged at 3,014.30. The Russell 2000 decreased 8.18 points (0.52%) to 1,561.82, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 6.57 points (0.02%) at 30,978.36.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 2.090%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 31/32, bringing its yield down to 2.608%.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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