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March 11th, 2021

Watch On Demand: Artificial Intelligence and Financial Advice

In case you missed our webinar yesterday, don’t worry! As is the case for the whole Practice Progress series, the episode on the introduction of artificial intelligence technology in the advisory and wealth management industry is available for viewing on demand. Don’t miss out on this important discussion! Read more >
Split Senate Committee Advances Gensler’s SEC Nomination
The divided committee vote sets the stage for Gary Gensler’s consideration by the full Senate, a step for which the timing remains unclear, given the chamber’s many competing legislative priorities. Read more >
DOL Says It Won’t Enforce Final Rules on ESG and Proxy Voting
The department says it will not pursue enforcement actions against any plan fiduciary for failure to comply, and it plans to release further guidance on the issues. Read more >
Recent Strong Returns Make the Future More Challenging, J.P. Morgan Says
The asset management firm points to the importance of increasing savings and diversification as two ways to counteract potential lower returns. Read more >
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A Question of Liability
Litigation in the retirement plan industry has increased in the last decade, with plaintiffs’ firms increasingly recruiting plan participants to make allegations against plan sponsors and providers. What does this mean for retirement plan advisers? Read more >
Advisers Giving Back: Gallagher and the Special Olympics
Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis says the longstanding support her organization receives from Gallagher has made a direct and lasting difference in communities across the U.S. and the world. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow surged by 464.28 points (1.46%) for an unprecedented 32,297.02 close, the NASDAQ dipped downwards by 4.99 points (0.04%) to 13,068.83, and the S&P 500 was up 23.37 points (0.60%) to 3,898.81. The Russell 2000 Took on an additional 40.62 points (1.81%) to end at 2,285.68, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 279.15 points (0.68%) for a 41,275.40 close. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, lowering its yield to 1.519%, and the price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 23/32, boosting its yield to 2.244%. 
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