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Monday, March 07, 2022
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Life Happens
Any retirement plan adviser will insist it is a cardinal sin for participants to dip into their defined contribution (DC) plan account before they reach retirement age. But sometimes life’s unexpected events put people in a position where they need money now and their retirement savings is the only available resource to mine.
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A Look at PRT Solutions and Costs
There are cost and other considerations for each solution on the spectrum of pension risk transfer options.
Today’s Most Read
1. 'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
2. Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
3. Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?
DOL to Hold Fiduciary Responsibilities Webcast Series in March
The agency says the webcasts will help employers and service providers understand provisions of ERISA and how to avoid common problems in plan management.
Retirement Industry People Moves
HUB announces acquisition of Taylor Advisors; PGIM names head of DC Solutions business; OneAmerica hires leader for Participant Workplace Solutions team; and more.
Understanding PRT: Fiduciary and Admin Considerations
When transferring pension risk via a full or partial buy-in or buy-out, plan sponsors have a fiduciary obligation to ensure the transaction is implemented in compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Analyzing Retirement Industry Cybersecurity Risks and Best Practices
A certain famous bank robber is said to have explained that he robbed banks because ‘that’s where the money is.’ As of the end of 2021, U.S. retirement plans now have a significant amount of money, with more than $37 trillion of assets.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Friday, the Dow lost 179.86 points (0.53%) to finish at 33,614.80, the Nasdaq dropped 224.50 points (1.66%) to 13,313.44, and the S&P 500 closed 34.62 points (0.79%) lower at 4,328.87. The Russell 2000 decreased 31.51 points (1.55%) to 2,000.90, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 460.38 points (1.05%) to 43,535.76.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 32/32, bringing its yield down to 1.742%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 3/32, decreasing its yield to 2.168%.

For the week ending March 4, the Dow decreased 1.30%, the Nasdaq fell 2.78%, and the S&P 500 was down 1.27%. The Russell 2000 lost 1.96%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.64% lower.

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