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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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SEC Actions Underscore Adviser Risks, Responsibilities
The securities market regulator is keeping a close eye on registered investment advisers, especially when it comes to their provision of digital advisory services and the accurate assessment of fees and expenses.
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Defendants in Outdated Mortality Table Suit Agree to Benefit Recalculations
The suit against fiduciaries of a Huntington Ingalls Industries pension plan has reached a settlement that includes a $2.8 million payment.
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
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Protecting Elderly Clients From Financial Abuse
Sources offer lessons learned from thousands of potential elder abuse investigations, highlighting red flags and revealing the harm that can befall clients; for example, those victimized by a loved one lose nearly three times as much on average to fraud or theft as those victimized by a stranger.
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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Both PBGC Insurance Programs Report Positive Financial Positions
The agency says the net positive position for its multiemployer plan program is thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Transamerica and Fidelity Partnerships Show Focus on Collective Plans
Transamerica is collaborating with FuturePlan by Ascensus on a new group plan solution, while Fidelity and Paylocity are partnering to enhance the Fidelity Advantage 401(k) pooled employer plan.
John Hancock Retirement Introduces Signature Fiduciary Connect
The service model that offers fiduciary, administrative and investment management help is available to plan sponsors, TPAs and retirement plan advisers to assist with designing and managing a 401(k) plan.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Tuesday, the Dow was up 54.77 points (0.15%) at 36,142.22, the Nasdaq climbed 120.01 points (0.76%) to 15,973.86, and the S&P 500 closed 18.10 points (0.39%) higher at 4,700.90. The Russell 2000 increased 4.09 points (0.17%) to 2,405.02, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 203.56 points (0.42%) to finish at 48,886.59.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.643%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 2.034%.

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