Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
June 11th, 2018
Social Security Uncertainty Must Inspire Concerted Action
Commenting on new Social Security deficit projection figures published this week, Rob Fishbein, corporate counsel at Prudential Financial, says it’s not time to hit the panic button yet—but it is time to take very seriously the retirement income challenge individuals face. Read more >
Experts Probe Potential Signs of Variable Annuity Sales Recovery
Variable annuities continue to face challenges in the wake of transaction processing disruptions caused by the now-vacated DOL fiduciary rule; however, experts anticipate sales to recover as business processes normalize and newer product types come to market. Read more >
The Power of Progress: Innovations in Advisor Technology and Professional Advice
Discover how technology can change the way you talk about plan design with your clients.  And see how advanced analytics is modernizing how people get advice. Join us as we discuss new ideas for your next client meeting; the impact of plan design and professional advice; new technology to help you measure the ROI of plan design changes; and a modern framework for evaluating retirement managed accounts. Read more >
Investment Products and Services Launches
Franklin Templeton Expands ETF Lineup with Three Additional Funds; Hartford Funds Launches Short-Duration ETF; First Trust Launches Actively Managed ETF; and more. Read more >
Plaintiffs Firms Must Pay $1.5 Million for ‘Reckless’ Litigation
More TDF Underperformance ERISA Lawsuits Filed
Dover Corporation Faces ERISA Suit Over Managed Account Fees
The Future of Work in the Investment Industry
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
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Retirement Industry People Moves
Barrow Hanley Expands New Bank Loan Team; Aviva Appoints Institutional Sales Head; ABG Expands into Mid-Atlantic Region; and more Read more >
Avoiding Financial Shocks
By cutting back, retirees can absorb money-related hardships Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow closed 75.12 points (0.30%) higher at 25,316.53, the NASDAQ gained 10.44 points (0.14%) to close at 7,645.51, and the S&P 500 Index was up 8.66 points (0.31%) at 2, 779.03. The Russell 2000 increased 4.72 points (0.28%) to 1,672.49, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 90.43 points (0.31%) to finish at 28,987.28. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 6/32, bringing its yield up to 2.946%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 13/32, bringing its yield up to 3.088%. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending June 11, the Dow increased 2.77%, the NASDAQ rose 1.21%, and the S&P 500 gained 1.62%. The Russell 2000 was up 1.91% and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.71% higher.
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