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November 1st, 2019

Protecting Participants: What to Know About Mutual Fund Boards

Mutual fund boards often do a better job of protecting shareholders than corporate boards, one source says, which are potentially more focused on management and their own self-interest. Read more >
Individual Arbitration Ordered in Greystar ERISA Lawsuit
The order comes after an important appellate ruling in the 9th Circuit endorsing the forced arbitration of ERISA claims, but notably, the lawsuit in question here was filed outside the 9th Circuit. Read more >
Big Providers Focused on Retirement Income—Just Not Annuities
To guarantee or not to guarantee? For some of the leading recordkeepers and investment managers, that’s not a question they necessarily want to answer. Read more >
Cetera Unveils ‘All-In-One’ Marketing Platform
The MarketingCentral platform also delivers access to a content library including videos, infographics, quizzes and calculators. Read more >
2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
Small Businesses and SECURE 2.0: Exemptions and Tax Credits
Retirement Industry People Moves
Sponsored message from ADP
Are employees relying on employers to solve financial problems?
Employees who are financially stressed and working out of economic necessity can negatively impact workplace productivity. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Timeline partners with Morningstar aggregation service; Watchdog Capital introduces securities platform; Principal Global Investors creates combined emerging markets fixed income team; and more. Read more >
SEC Issues Proxy Guidance
Noted are proxy voting duties and rules for advisers. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow lost 140.46 points (0.52%) to finish at 27,046.23, the NASDAQ was down 11.62 points (0.14%) at 8,292.36, and the S&P 500 decreased 9.21 points (0.30%) to 3,037.56. The Russell 2000 fell 10.40 points (0.66%) to 1,562.45, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 117.23 points (0.38%) lower at 30,945.76.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 31/32, bringing its yield down to 1.682%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 30/32, decreasing its yield to 2.175%.
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