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Thursday, November 11, 2021
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Cybersecurity Considerations
 I am a registered investment adviser that assists 401(k) plan committees in selecting and monitoring recordkeepers. I also help committees with searches for new recordkeepers. I understand that the DOL recently issued guidance about fiduciaries’ responsibilities regarding service provider cybersecurity practices. What do I need to know in order to assist the committees?
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M&A UPDATE: Lockton and Creative Planning Latest to Join Forces
Word emerged early Thursday that Lockton and Creative Planning are combining forces in the form of a special affinity relationship, with the goal of creating a “best-in-class advisory offering designed to serve corporate retirement plans and the plans’ participants.”
Today’s Most Read
1. Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
2. Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
3. Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Survey Finds a Clear Lack of Health-Focused Savings
More than one in five older women report zero savings for medical bills.
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Too Much of a Good Thing: Unwinding a Concentrated Stock Position
Amassing a large exposure to a single stock may not elicit much concern from an investor. After all, many investors find themselves holding large, concentrated stock positions resulting from…
Demand for Talent Outstrips Labor Supply
Among 160 human resources leaders polled by Willis Towers Watson, only 2% indicate they are having no problems with employee attraction and retention.
The Role of Pro Bono Services in Financial Advisers’ Practices
Pro bono advisory work is helping to serve those who have been traditionally under and poorly served by the financial advisory industry—while giving some advisers a renewed sense of purpose and a broader set of planning skills.
Building Strategic Partnerships
What advisers should look for in a potential referral source.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Wednesday, the Dow dropped 240.04 points (0.66%) to 36,079.94, the Nasdaq lost 263.84 points (1.66%) to finish at 15,622.71, and the S&P 500 closed 38.54 points (0.82%) lower at 4,646.71. The Russell 2000 decreased 37.71 points (1.55%) to 2,389.58, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 519.62 points (1.07%) to 48,268.11.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1 9/32, bringing its yield up to 1.573%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 2 26/32, increasing its yield to 1.929%.

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