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July 24th, 2020

Despite COVID-19, Asset and Wealth Management Deals Surge

Two deals, by Morgan Stanley and Franklin Templeton, stand out, according to PwC. Read more >
Matrix Trust Co. Accused of Being Deceptive About Fees
The lawsuit says the defendants’ did not disclose that they were retaining non-float and float cash interest and 12(b)-1 fees retirement plan accounts were earning. Read more >
Tax-Saving Opportunity
Investors might consider a Roth conversion now. Read more >
Protection During Downturns
Managed accounts, age-appropriate TDFs can each be attractive. Read more >
EBSA’s E-Disclosure Rule Is Final
The standard, letting employers opt for electronic vs. print reporting, is a highlight of the agency’s departed assistant secretary’s tenure. Read more >
All That Goes Into a Practice
Past Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year discuss building a successful firm. Read more >
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
NFP Named as Defendant in Parallel Molina Healthcare ERISA Suit
Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
Apples vs. Oranges
For retirement plan participants, financial crises are not all the same. Read more >
Regulation Best Interest Arrives
On June 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ‘Reg BI’ goes into effect to enhance the transparency and quality of adviser/investor relationships. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow lost 353.51 points (1.31%) to finish at 26,652.33, the NASDAQ closed 244.71 points (2.29%) lower at 10,461.42, and the S&P 500 decreased 40.36 points (1.23%) to 3,235.66. The Russell 2000 was virtually unchanged at 1,490.20, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 395.56 points (1.18%) to 33,049.34.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 0.580%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 27/32, bringing its yield down to 1.234%.
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