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Wednesday, July 07, 2021
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Pandemic Proved Value of ‘S-ESOP’ Employee Ownership
Workers at employee-owned S corporations, who invest in and own their employers via ‘S employee stock ownership plans,’ report being on significantly more stable financial ground than other U.S. workers.
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Today’s Most Read
1. TIAA Faces New Managed Account Rollover Complaint Months After Settling SEC Charges
2. DOL Announces Anticipated ESG Fiduciary Investing Rule
3. Social Security Benefits Will Grow 5.9% in 2022 Amid Renewed Inflation Concerns
Amid the Pandemic, Advisory Industry Enjoyed Record Demand
New performance research published by the Investment Adviser Association shows the industry ‘defied’ the pandemic during the past year, achieving significant growth across key metrics for the ninth consecutive year.
Court Affirms Arrangement Between Sponsor and Recordkeeper Not a Prohibited Transaction
After reviewing a decision in an ERISA lawsuit against Banner Health, the 10th Circuit also found no reason to order the sponsor to implement an RFP process.
A Few Key Lessons to Learn From Wealth Managers
Guidance about investing and the accumulation of assets is only the beginning of genuine financial planning—a fact that has already been embraced by forward-thinking wealth managers.
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Tuesday, the Dow closed 208.98 points (0.60%) lower at 34,577.37, the Nasdaq was up 24.32 points (0.17%) at 14,663.64, and the S&P 500 was down 8.80 points (0.20%) at 4,343.54. The Russell 2000 lost 31.26 points (1.36%) to finish at 2,274.50, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 110.30 points (0.24%) to 45,453.09.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 30/32, bringing its yield down to 1.355%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 6/32, decreasing its yield to 1.980%.

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.
Sponsored by J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Mystery No More: Portfolio Allocation, Income and Spending in Retirement
How do people manage their income and spending in retirement? How do they adjust their asset allocation as they transition into retirement? Certainly, there is survey data on the subject and much informed speculation. Yet the full picture—based on empirical evidence that shows how people actually behave—has remained elusive. Drawing on an Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) database of more than 23 million 401(k)1 and IRA accounts, and JPMorgan Chase data for around 62 million households, we studied 31,000 people as they approached and entered retirement between 2013 and 2018 to demystify what actually happens as people transition into retirement.2
2021 Practice Progress Series: Learning From PLANADVISER: Retirement Plan Adviser Survey
Sponsored by American Century Investments This hourlong, in-depth discussion of our annual flagship research survey can’t be missed! As our survey shows, retirement plan advisers, perhaps more than any other experts in our industry, have a good sense of the relative strength of the products and services offered by investment and recordkeeping providers. One adviser, speaking last September at the virtual 2020 PLANADVISER National Conference (PANC), said he works with more than 20 recordkeepers concurrently. And that might just be the median number; another speaker said her firm has relationships with over 60! Get the inside scoop about the leading retirement industry providers during this exclusive panel discussion.
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial
Retirement Plan Design: Don’t Forget a Plan For Retirement
Participants not only need to save in their retirement plan—they need a plan for retirement. In-plan guaranteed retirement income can boost their retirement readiness and benefit your clients. Their success is your success—be proactive by delivering value through addressing retirement transitions. It’s critical to address retirement transitions. In this session, we’ll focus on participant needs and how you can bring retirement income in-plan. We’ll discuss: Evolution of DC plans Consumer demand for in-plan guaranteed income Benefits to plan sponsors and participants Guaranteed income options, with an in-depth review of guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit designs
Sponsored by Franklin Templeton
Financial Independence is the New Retirement
“Retirement” has become an antiquated term, and most workers are seeking a future that suits their personal goals. Employees are more interested in achieving financial independence and, with it, the freedom to pursue whichever lifestyle they desire. In this webinar you’ll hear from a panel of experts on how advisers can adjust their approach to employer sponsored retirement plans to better support employers and employees in their pursuit of financial independence.
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