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November 8th, 2019

Insurance Companies Are Experiencing Investment Challenges

Since some retirement plan investments are tied to insurance company portfolios, should fiduciaries monitor these accounts like other investments? Read more >
Prudential Latest Recordkeeper to Face Self-Dealing ERISA Lawsuit
Plaintiffs challenge the use of proprietary products in Prudential’s defined contribution retirement plans, an arrangement they say impermissibly benefitted the company at the expense of plan performance. Read more >
Fee Compression Is Old News for Recordkeepers, Fund Managers
Fee compression hit recordkeepers first, then asset managers. Advisers are next, experts agree, but they can learn some important lessons from their service provider partners. Read more >
IRS Proposes Changes to Tables Used in RMD Calculations
The purpose of any such updates would be to increase the effectiveness of tax-favored retirement programs by allowing retirees to retain sufficient retirement savings in these programs for their later years, the IRS says. Read more >
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Investment Product and Service Launches
Stadion Money Management launches custom managed account service; Hartford Funds presents interval fund; OpenInvest partners with LGIMA in ESG solutions; and more. Read more >
Millennials Risk Savings So They Can Buy Their First Home
Though some might say they’re trading one good investment for another. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow climbed 182.24 points (0.66%) to 27,674.80, the NASDAQ closed 23.89 points (0.28%) higher at 8,434.52, and the S&P 500 increased 8.40 points (0.27%) to 3,085.18. The Russell 2000 was up 4.45 points (0.28%) at 1,593.99, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 84.91 points (0.27%) to finish at 31,417.31.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1 10/32, bringing its yield up to 1.922%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 28/32, increasing its yield to 2.394%.
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