Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 4th, 2018
5th Circuit Denies AARP, Attorneys General Motions to Revive DOL Fiduciary Rule Case
This leaves the SEC’s revised conflict of interest standards for brokers and advisers as the leading alternative. Read more >
Volatility, Strategic Thinking, and Long-Term Perspective
Hartford Funds, on the subject of market volatility and keeping a long-term perspective amid big equity price swings. Read more >
403(b) Retirement Plan Exchanges
Brodie Wood, SVP of healthcare, education and not-for-profit markets at Transamerica Retirement Solutions, discussed the efficiencies and benefits a closed MEP can offer not-for-profit 403(b) plans. Read more >
Half of Couples Discuss Retirement Savings
20-somethings are more apt to broach the topic than are pairs in their 30s and up Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Institutional Plans See Strong Q1 2019 Returns
RESA, RSSA, SECURE Act and More Pile Up in Congress
Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Greystar Management
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Getting a Handle on Retirement Readiness
Most firms don’t know how well-prepared—or not—their workers are. Read more >
HSA Opportunities Abound
Assets topped an estimated $45 billion at the close of last year Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow was up 5.17 points (0.02%) to 23,930.15, the NASDAQ closed 12.75 points (0.18%) lower, and the S&P 500 decreased by 5.94 points (0.23%) to 2,629.73. The Russell 2000 lost 8.36 points (0.54%) to finish at 1,546.56, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 245.06 points (0.89%) at 27,347.50. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 7/32, lowering its yield to 2.943%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 15/32, lowering its yield to 3.123%

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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