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October 14th, 2019
Adviser M&A Acceleration Evident in Q3 Transaction Numbers
Registered investment adviser-focused deal volume for the first three quarters of 2019 has already surpassed last year’s total activity for the channel, according to Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions Read more >
IRS Announces Public Hearing on Proposed MEP Rules
Allowing open MEPs is a key component of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act)—a bill remains stalled in the U.S. Senate. Read more >
2020 Awards Nominations Are Open
The deadline for the Plan Sponsor of the Year awards nominations is November 8. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Acadian appoints leader of global client group; Empower adds CIO for IT leadership; TRA acquires retirement consulting and administration firms; and more. Read more >
The New Vesting Schedule Debate
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
What Mutual Fund Fee Disparities Mean for Retirement Savings
GOP Attorneys General Question BlackRock on Fiduciary, Antitrust Concerns
Sponsored message from MetLife
What’s the key to a more secure retirement for plan participants?
Steady, reliable growth to help them stay the course with MetLife Stable Value Solutions. Read more >
Equity Factor Investing
‘Factors’ help sponsors share their plan’s liability profile. Read more >
Student Loan Repayment Programs
Employers are starting to note the option’s role in promoting wellness. Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow gained 319.92 points (1.21%) to finish at 26,816.59, the NASDAQ closed 106.26 points (1.34%) higher at 8,057.04, and the S&P 500 increased 32.14 points (1.09%) to 2,970.27. The Russell 2000 was up 26.54 points (1.79%) at 1,511.90, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 353.58 points (1.18%) to 30,278.01.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 1.739%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 31/32, increasing its yield to 2.204%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending October 11, the Dow gained 0.91%, the NASDAQ climbed 0.93%, and the S&P 500 was up 0.62%. The Russell 2000 finished 0.75% higher, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 0.62%.
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