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Friday, May 28, 2021
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Workforce Representation Will Soon Skew Younger
With more Millennials and Gen Zers now in the workforce, financial advisers and employers must rethink their engagement with these groups and reconsider the traditional benefit landscape.
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Participant Insights: Misperceptions About 401(k) Plans Abound
Two of the most prevalent misunderstandings that keep workers from signing up—that it is too complicated, and that retirement is too far off to care—can be stamped out through automatic features, advisers say.
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1. Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
2. Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
3. Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Gen X Participants Are Even More ‘Sandwiched’ After COVID-19
However, there are several helpful actions and concepts that advisers can bring to the table.
Financial Wellness Is Really About Financial Priorities
Retirement industry researchers say the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way people rank and pursue their financial priorities, influencing their vision of ‘financial wellness’ and redefining what success with money really means.
Executive Order Asks DOL to Consider Rescinding Last Rule on ESG Investing
President Joe Biden seems to want to pave the way for more environmental, social and governance investing in retirement plans.
Retirement Contribution Drop Attributed to Market Volatility and Outside Causes
Despite the market rebound, 2021 reports find retirement planning contributions were still low. 
Claims Against Aon Hewitt in Lowe's 401(k) ERISA Case Will Move Forward
A court document shows the investment consultant and the plaintiff were unable to reach a settlement agreement.
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Thursday, the Dow closed 141.59 points (0.41%) higher at 34,464.64, the Nasdaq was down 1.72 points (0.01%) at 13,736.28, and the S&P 500 was up 4.89 points (0.12%) at 4,200.88. The Russell 2000 gained 23.80 points (1.06%) to finish at 2,273.07, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 114.73 points (0.26%) to 43,943.28.


The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.604%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 27/32, bringing its yield up to 2.285%.

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