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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
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Investor Oversight Helps TDF Managers Sacrifice Returns
The number of TDFs grew from just 63 in 2000 to 2,778 in 2019, with total market capitalization surpassing $1.4 trillion. In 2019, 58% of TDFs invested only in funds of their own company, and another 20% invested between 50% and 99% in the same families’ funds.
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‘SECURE Act 2.0’ Appears Ready to Clear Committee
Sources say the House Ways and Means Committee will likely vote to advance the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021, often called a follow-up to the SECURE Act, as soon as tomorrow afternoon.
Today’s Most Read
1. What Exactly Is Driving the Great Resignation?
2. Risks and Rewards of Managed Accounts
3. Retirement Industry People Moves
Join Us for Tried and True Lessons in Succession Planning
Join PLANADVISER’s next editorial webinar on May 11 at 2 p.m. EST; the discussion will feature Alicia Locheed Goodrow, a partner at Culhane Meadows whose practice covers succession and tax planning.
Gig Economy Expected to Expand Post-Pandemic
In some ways, the gig economy was flourishing prior to the pandemic. Studies suggest the growth is likely to continue, based on a variety of related factors.
Intelligence Driven Advisers Launches FUTUREADY401K for Small to Midsized Sponsors
The plan features a professionally managed investment lineup and fiduciary services.
A Plan Feature Run Wild
Advisers should tell their clients about the risks of taking plan loans.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Tuesday, the Dow was up 19.80 points (0.06%) at 34,133.03, the Nasdaq fell 261.62 points (1.88%) to 13,633.50 and the S&P 500 decreased 28.00 points (0.67%) to 4,164.66. The Russell 2000 lost 29.16 points (1.28%) to finish at 2,248.29, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 374.20 points (0.85%) lower at 43,559.67.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 1.585%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 7/32, bringing its yield down to 2.253%.

Industry Intel Roundup
Featured Webcasts
PLANADVISER is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
PLANADVISER Webinar Advisory Firm Culture sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors
Adviser industry leaders engaged in merger and acquisition activity often say a target firm’s culture matters every bit as much as its financials. The topic of firm culture is likewise central to discussions about some of the adviser industry’s most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities. But what, exactly, is firm culture, and what does it take to build a positive and productive environment for staff and leadership alike?
Sponsored by American Century Investments
When Bull & Bear Collide: Target-Date Evaluation in Volatile Times
Please join American Century Investments’ Rich Weiss, Nancy Pilotte, and Glenn Dial as they discuss how disciplined target date fund management can help ease the impact of volatility on DC investors’ portfolios. We’ll share current insights on: • The economic outlook and inflection points • The impact of volatility on retirement readiness • Target date strategies for uncertain markets • The importance of suitability in target-date selection and monitoring
Sponsored by American Century Investments
In-Plan Guaranteed Income: What Do Sponsors and Participants Want?
85% of DC plan participants wish their employer’s retirement plan had an option to help generate income in retirement. Meanwhile, 8 in 10 sponsors agree that participants need in-plan income options – yet less than a quarter are very familiar with the SECURE Act safe harbor (1). Please join us as Glenn Dial, Senior Retirement Strategist at American Century Investments, shares these and other recent insights on sponsor and participant demand for in-plan retirement income solutions. Highlights include: • Product features that get high – and low – marks • Why “annuity” is a dirty word – and what types of products hold the most appeal • Fiduciary and implementation considerations for sponsors (1) Greenwald Research 2021 In-Plan Insights Program.
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