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March 5th, 2021

Reading Into the SEC’s 2021 Enforcement Priorities

The ongoing implementation of Regulation Best Interest gets top billing in the SEC’s recently published 2021 examination priorities list, though recent evidence suggests the regulator’s focus on share class disclosures remains a chief concern.  Read more >
Practice of Rebranding Investments Questioned in ERISA Lawsuit
The American Red Cross is accused of allowing excessive investment and recordkeeping fees in its 401(k) plan. Read more >
UPDATE: Plan Adviser of the Year Nominations Due TODAY
Nominations opened on January 20, 2021, and all nominations were due March 1, 2021. However, we will accept late nominations through Friday March 5, 2021. Take note, this first step is easy to complete and should not require much time. Read more >
Reconsider Your Practices for Improved Client Outcomes
Key changes and questions can go far when engaging with clients. Read more >
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
Complying With the Custody Rule and the New Custody Proposal
2021 PLANSPONSOR Plan Adviser of the Year Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2021 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards may be made by plan sponsor clients, employers, brokers/dealers of eligible advisers, as well as from working partners of these advisers. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Northern Trust partners with Two Sigma; Lockton and Morningstar team up to offer adviser managed accounts; and firms launch TDFs with guaranteed income. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow lost 345.95 points (1.11%) to finish at 30,924.14, the Nasdaq closed 274.28 points (2.11%) lower at 12,723.47, and the S&P 500 decreased 51.25 points (1.34%) to 3,768.47. The Russell 2000 fell 60.87 points (2.76%) to 2,146.92, and the Wilshire 5000 plunged 654.49 points (1.62%) to 39,842.43.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 6/32, increasing its yield to 1.548%. The price of the 30-year Tr
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