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Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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KPMG Faces ERISA Lawsuit in New Jersey
A new Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, naming as defendants the audit and tax advisory firm KPMG, alongside several related parties from inside the company, including its board of directors.
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Practice Progress: How Has the PEP Marketplace Developed in Year One?
The topic of pooled employer plans (PEPs) has been in the headlines of PLANADVISER Magazine and since the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act in late 2019. With the formal launch of the PEP marketplace in early 2021, this webinar will offer a chance to take stock of how much progress has been made so far. We will examine which PEPs and pooled plan providers (PPPs) are finding early success, and why they are standing out. And, as always, we will consider what comes next.
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
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The Risk of Ignoring PEPs
Advisers need to be prepared for the evolving pooled employer plan marketplace—or they might face the threat of losing business.
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.
Principal Expands Solutions to Encourage Hispanics' Retirement Plan Engagement
The firm has added a Spanish option to its mobile retirement application.
Op-Ed: ERISA Prudence Demands Healthy ESG Skepticism
Neal Shikes agrees that ESG factors can be an important part of institutional investors’ methodologies, but he also says retirement plan fiduciaries should be skeptical of some claims about what todays’ ESG investments can actually deliver when it comes to confronting climate change.
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Yesterday, the Dow increased 94.28 points (0.26%) to 35,913.84, the Nasdaq closed 97.53 points (0.63%) higher at 15,595.92, and the S&P 500 was up 8.29 points (0.18%) at 4,613.67. The Russell 2000 climbed 60.93 points (2.65%) to 2,358.12, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 245.81 points (0.51%) to finish at 48,040.90.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged, with its yield up to 1.562%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 29/32, increasing its yield to 1.964%.

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