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Monday, November 15, 2021
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ESG’s Growing Influence on Proxy Voting
Due to regulatory changes and market demand, proxy voting is about to be more influenced by environmental, social and governance approaches. For plan advisers, this change could open additional client service opportunities.
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Creative Planning CEO Peter Mallouk on Lockton Partnership
The affinity relationship is about adding scale, Mallouk tells PLANADVISER, but equally important is the battle to secure top advisory talent for the next phase of the firms’ collective growth.
Today’s Most Read
1. 6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
2. Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
3. Senate Finance Committee Advances EARN Act
Retirement Industry People Moves
Integrated Pension Services names new sales-focused managing director; WIPN announces 2022 board composition; Relational Gravity hires principal consultant; and more.
Provider Reviews, Contracts Emphasized in DOL Cybersecurity Guidance
Retirement plan fiduciaries often rely on their service providers to create the electronic systems used to maintain participant data and conduct electronic transactions involving plan assets—so the Department of Labor is paying special attention to these relationships.
Provider Recommendations
Does relying on certain ‘go-to’ providers have implications under ERISA?
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.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Friday, the Dow increased 179.08 points (0.50%) to 36,100.31, the Nasdaq climbed 156.68 points (1.00%) to 15,860.96, and the S&P 500 closed 33.58 points (0.72%) higher at 4,682.85. The Russell 2000 was up 2.63 points (0.11%) at 2,411.78, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 353.20 points (0.73%) to finish at 48,712.27.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.570%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 22/32, bringing its yield up to 1.938%.

For the week ending November 12, the Dow finished 0.63% lower, the Nasdaq lost 0.69%, and the S&P 500 was down 0.31%. The Russell 2000 fell 1.04%, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 0.32%.

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