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March 9th, 2018
Court Finds Pension Trustee Guilty of Embezzlement
The trustee is ordered to pay $234,271 in restitution, serve a year of probation and is barred from serving as a fiduciary to a benefit plan for 13 years. Read more >
BlackRock DC Pulse Survey Data Points of Interest
The annual report from BlackRock offers quite a deep dive into the large 401(k) plan population; highlighting many well-known retirement industry trends, but also a few that are less well-observed. Read more >
Investment Products and Services Launches
Putnam Announces New Pricing for TDFs; First Trust to Launch AI and Robotics ETF; and Vanguard Launches Factor-Based ETFs. Read more >
403(b)s: Similar but Different
For instance, compared with others, these plans are less apt to offer loans Read more >
Bob Doll Is Optimistic
Nuveen’s senior portfolio manager’s 10 predictions Read more >
Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act
Practice Management: Areas of Success
HUB Names New Leader for Retirement and Private Wealth
Democrats Have Won the Power to Fix Union Pensions
Retirement Plan Trustee Faces Cybersecurity-Related Lawsuit
Sponsored message from American Funds
Talk to Plan Sponsors about Health Savings Accounts
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Steady Growth
Highlights of BrightScope’s proprietary research Read more >
BlackRock Tops 2017 ETF Flows
The firm garners $203.2 million Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow closed 93.85 points (0.38%) higher at 24,895.21, the NASDAQ increased 31.30 points (0.42%) to 7,427.95, and the S&P 500 was up 12.17 points (0.45%) at 2,738.97. The Russell 2000 was down 2.57 points (0.16%) at 1,571.96, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 118.49 points (0.42%) to finish at 28,404.20.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 6/32, decreasing its yield to 2.863%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 12/32, bringing its yield down to 3.129%.
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