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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 >
Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Recordkeeper “House” Investment Options Worth a Look, But Carefully, Advisers Say
FINRA Fines Vanguard for Overstating Money Market Projections
Sponsored message from MetLife
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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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