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March 9th, 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 >
Listen Live: Artificial Intelligence and Financial Advice
Join us TODAY for an editorial-driven webinar that will explore some of the key concepts, possibilities and predictions commonly discussed by artificial intelligence (AI) experts in the advisory industry. Among the speakers will be Mike Sullivan, co-founder and chief growth officer at OneDigital. Join us March 9th! Read more >
Continuous Education
Crucial for committees to reflect on, says Summer Conley, a partner in Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Los Angeles, is the volume of defined contribution (DC) plan breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits currently in the courts. “Committee members should know what the issues are and what those mean for their plan.” Read more >
How to Choose a PEP
“I think the demand will be driven by advisers and service providers,” one source says. “They will bring the potential solution to their client, which will then generate interest from the employers.” Read more >
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
SS&C Adds Allianz Retirement Income Annuity to DC Plan Platform
As States Add Retirement Programs, Private Providers See Growth
ChatGPT Sentiment Analysis Significantly Outperforms Stock Market Average
Retirement Clearinghouse Issues Alert of IRA Data Breach
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 >
The Importance of EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01
The prescheduled phase-out of the coronavirus disaster declaration had created a ‘compliance conundrum,’ which the DOL has now addressed by issuing additional guidance. Read more >
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow gained 306.14 points (0.97%) to finish at 31,802.44, the Nasdaq fell 310.99 points (2.41%) to 12,609.16, and the S&P 500 closed 20.59 points (0.54%) lower at 3,821.35. The Russell 2000 climbed 56.06 points (2.61%) to 2,202.98, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 250.84 points (0.62%) to finish at 40,314.02. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 1.603%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 5/32, bringing its yield up to 2.325%.
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