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June 25th, 2018
In Memoriam: How the Fiduciary Rule Changed the Retirement Industry
With the news emerging that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has certified its ruling to vacate the DOL fiduciary rule, Scott Gehman, a retirement plan consultant with Conrad Siegel, reflects on what is already an important legacy for the short-lived set of conflict of interest reforms. Read more >
Getting Serious About TDF Sequence of Returns Risk
The growth in target-date fund usage continues to be incredible; missing is a deeper discussion of sequence of returns risk and other potential challenges for participants associated with this growth. Read more >
CT Passes Law to Apply Fiduciary Standards to non-ERISA 403(b)s
The law applies to Connecticut K-12 school districts. Read more >
Lawsuit Argues Health Provider Plan Lost Its Church Plan Status
According to the compliant, the defined benefit (DB) plan was required to adhere to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) funding rules. Read more >
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
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Retirement Industry People Moves
Significant Retirement Bill Moves Forward in Senate
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
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Target Date Fund Selection: More than Active vs. Passive
Learn why glide path and asset allocation matter more than active or passive in TDFs. Read more >
PBGC Wants to Obtain Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liability Information
In its notice of intent to request OMB approval, the agency is asking for stakeholder comments. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
DWC Adds Marketing Director Position; Account Executive Joins Voya; Hancock Whitney Chooses Envestnet for Broker-Dealer Lines; and mor Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow gained 119.19 points (0.49%) to finish at 24,580.89, the NASDAQ decreased 20.14 points (0.26%) to 7,692.82, and the S&P 500 was up 5.13 points (0.19%) at 2,754.89. The Russell 2000 was down 3.37 points (0.20%) at 1,685.58, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 43.49 points (0.15%) to 28,827.68.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 2.893%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 3.037%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending June 22, the Dow fell 2.03%, the NASDAQ decreased 0.69%, and the S&P 500 lost 0.89%. The Russell 2000 was up 0.10%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 0.72% lower.
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