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November 5th, 2018
How Many Plans Make You a DC Specialist?
Cogent Reports’ latest analysis of the DC plan adviser industry shows most advisers touching this space still manage only a handful of plans—while those with more plans are growing much faster than the average firm. Read more >
Tweaks to Retirement Plan Websites Can Boost Savings
They can also prompt participants to make other important improvements to their savings strategies, Voya Financial learned. Read more >
Auto-IRAs Could Reduce Retirement Savings Shortfall by 16%, EBRI Says
In an attempt to better understand the retirement savings shortfall and to promote potential solutions, EBRI decided to look closer at the way a number of states have launched their own automatic retirement savings initiatives. Read more >
Cetera Launches ‘My 401(K) Assistant’ Process Outsourcing
The back-office support program provides investment monitoring reports and generates RFPs, among other capabilities. Read more >
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Cookie Jar from SafetyNet Links Emergency Savings to Debit Transactions
The program rounds up debit card purchases and checking account transactions to the nearest dollar and stores the change in employees’ Cookie Jar savings accounts. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Stonebridge joins the hybrid solutions platform of Triad Advisors; SEI partners with higher education governance organization; client engagement expert joins Transamerica; and more. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Down closed 109.91 points (0.43%) lower at 25,270.83, the NASDAQ lost 77.06 points (1.04%) to finish at 7,356.99, and the S&P 500 was down by 17.31 points (0.63%) to end at 2,703.06. The Russell 2000 increased by 3.00 points (0.19%) to close at 1,547.98, and the Wilshire 5000 fell by 156.05 points (0.55%) to end at 28,177.01. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down by 22/32, increasing its yield to 3.217%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased by 1 16/31 to boost its yield to 3.461. WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending November 2, the Dow increased 2.36%, the S&P 500 gained 1.67%, and the NASDAQ was up by 2.65%. The Russell 2000 was up by 4.32%, and the Wilshire 5000 was up by 2.73%.

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