Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 16th, 2020

How to Diversify Retirement Plan Committees

With representation being top of mind in 2020, companies are reconsidering the makeup of their workforces and their retirement plan committees. Read more >
15th Anniversary of RPAY: Joe Connell
Though he now works under a different firm than when he won recognition as a PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year in 2014, Joe Connell says his core approach to the business remains the same. Read more >
Behavioral Science Strategies Can Lead to More Savings
Quantity of information and time are two important factors when it comes to improving financial savings habits for participants. Read more >
Transamerica Will Recordkeep Lockton Northeast PEP
Lockton announced in August that its new outsourced administrative responsibilities (OAR) practice will make PEPs the first order of business. Read more >
How COVID-19 Volatility and Near-Zero Rates Benefit Annuities
In the current market environment, safe assets simply do not pay what they once did, but that doesn’t mean annuities have become less attractive. In fact, on a relative basis, annuities currently make a lot of economic sense.  Read more >
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Bringing Alternative Assets Into 401(k) Plans
The market volatility that ensured at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of diversifying retirement plan portfolios. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow decreased 19.80 points (0.07%) to 28,494.20, the NASDAQ lost 54.86 points (0.47%) to finish at 11,713.87, and the S&P 500 was down 5.33 points (0.15%) at 3,483.34. The Russell 2000 was up 1.34 points (0.08%) at 1,638.88, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 21.35 points (0.06%) lower at 35,993.53.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 22/32, bringing its yield up to 0.734%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.512%.
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