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May 14th, 2020

Assessing the State of Trump’s EBSA

The Employee Benefits Security Administration is among the regulators with the most direct influence over the retirement planning industry. It gets a new leader at the end of the month. Read more >
State Tax Treatment May Be Different for CARES Act Provisions
Participant communications about coronavirus-related distributions should include language that state tax treatment may vary, or that participants should check with an expert about what state taxes may apply.  Read more >
Aegis Media Faces ‘Down Market’ Excessive Fee ERISA Challenge
The case is an example of class action fee litigation targeting a ‘large’ rather than a ‘jumbo’ plan, as the Aegis retirement plan under scrutiny holds less than $1 billion. Read more >
Endowments and Foundations Also Carry Unrealistic Return Expectations
New data from CAPTRUST shows there is a continued misalignment between foundations’ and endowments’ expected returns, risk preferences and asset allocations. Read more >
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Majority of Americans Are More Concerned About Finances
More than one-quarter are extremely or very concerned, according to Fidelity. Read more >
Hazard Prevention
403(b) sponsors may stave off lawsuits by cleaning up plan governance. Read more >
The Risks of DC Investing
Some risks are ‘participant experienced’ and some ‘participant controlled.’ Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow lost 516.81 points (2.17%) to finish at 23,247.97, the NASDAQ was down 139.38 points (1.55%) at 8,863.17, and the S&P 500 decreased 50.12 points (1.75%) to 2,820.00. The Russell 2000 fell 42.29 points (3.32%) to 1,233.25, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 560.42 points (1.93%) lower at 28,467.41. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 5/32, increasing its yield to 0.656%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 30/32, decreasing its yield to 1.345%.
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