Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
November 16th, 2018
ERISA Litigation, Regulation Landscape Set for 2019
Speaking to a room of plan sponsors and specialist consultants in Boston, two ERISA litigation experts offered a detailed review of recent action in big-ticket lawsuits impacting employer sponsored retirement plans. Read more >
Newly Required Risk Assessment Could Help DB Plan Sponsors With Decisions
A new Accounting Standards Board Standard of Practice requires actuaries to identify risks that, in the actuary’s professional judgment, may reasonably be anticipated to significantly affect the defined benefit plan’s future financial condition. Read more >
Pension Funds, Asset Managers Create Principals for Firearms Manufacturers
The five principles serve as a conversation starter for investors to use when engaging companies to be active participants in protecting and enhancing long-term portfolio values by ensuring risks are being appropriately monitored and addressed. Read more >
Half of Small Businesses Have Researched Offering a 401(k)
But 55% decided to take no action Read more >
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
Retirement Industry People Moves
NFP Named as Defendant in Parallel Molina Healthcare ERISA Suit
John Hancock Defeats ERISA Foreign Tax Credit Lawsuit
Sponsored message from ADP
Financial Stress Impacts Employee Engagement and Productivity
Financial stress affects employee job satisfaction and productivity. Read more >
Vanguard Integrates Health and Wealth With HSA Offering
In partnership with HealthEquity, Vanguard will offer plan sponsors the ability to provide an HSA solution to their employees that features low-cost Vanguard funds or the same investment options as their DC plan line-up. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Archer and Wilshire Analytics Partner to Add Analysis; E*Trade Platform Expands Available ETFs; Vanguard Increases Active Fixed Income Offerings; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow gained 208.77 points (0.83%) to finish at 25,289.27, the NASDAQ closed 122.64 points (1.72%) higher at 7,259.03, and the S&P 500 increased 28.62 points (1.06%) to 2,730.20. The Russell 2000 was up 21.62 points (1.44%) at 1,524.12, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 305.08 points (1.10%) to 28,158.86.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 3.109%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 3.364%.
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