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March 2nd, 2021

Are You Leaving the Door Open?

“Advisory firms really need to treat information security formally,” says Chief Technology Officer Jon Meyer of CAPTRUST in Raleigh, North Carolina. “They need to develop an information security policy, and procedures and processes to address any risks. Read more >
SEC Chair Nominee Gensler Faces Senate Scrutiny Tuesday
In his prepared remarks, Gary Gensler calls the U.S. securities markets the ‘finest in the world,’ while emphasizing the need for ‘clear rules of the road and a cop on the beat to enforce them.’ Read more >
DCALTA Publishes Framework for Implementation of Private Equity in DC Plans
DCALTA says its framework addresses the key implementation challenge identified by plan sponsors: operational aspects of daily valuation of private alternative assets that do not trade on an exchange. Read more >
A Question of Liability
When the rash of litigation yields scant legal precedent, what can advisers take away? Read more >
The Latest Word on ESG
In explaining the fiduciary process for selecting ESG funds, the DOL noted that the ERISA duty of loyalty prohibits fiduciaries from subordinating participants’ interests to unrelated objectives. Read more >
ESG Investing Under ERISA
DOL narrows focus in final rule to pecuniary factors. Read more >
Yesterday, the Dow gained 603.14 points (1.95%) to finish at 31,535.51, the Nasdaq closed 396.48 points (3.01%) higher at 13,588.83, and the S&P 500 increased 90.67 points (2.38%) to 3,901.82. The Russell 2000 gained 74.27 points (3.37%) to finish at 2,275.32, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 1,029.65 points (2.54%) to 41,538.33. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.431%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 31/32, bringing its yield up to 2.198%.
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