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Friday, October 22, 2021
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Cybersecurity Considerations
I am an RIA that assists 401(k) plan committees in selecting and monitoring recordkeepers. I also help committees with searches for new recordkeepers. I understand that the DOL recently issued guidance about fiduciaries’ responsibilities regarding service provider cybersecurity practices. What do I need to know in order to assist the committees?
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New Benartzi Paper Dissects Narrow Framing Phenomenon
Would you accept a bet in which you win $200 if a coin lands on heads and lose $100 if it lands on tails? What if you could play twice?
Today’s Most Read
1. The 2022 Retirement Landscape Takes Shape
2. Asset Managers Weigh In on DC Plan Investment Trends
3. Launch Announced for MarylandSaves State-Run Retirement and Emergency Savings Program
How to Optimize Connections
If you want to cross-sell to participants, first sit down with the sponsor and sort out the rules.
BPAS Adds Another Tool to Prevent Benefit Account Fraud
A person requesting certain assistance through the the firm's participant service center or other means may be required to go through additional scrutiny using a live video identity verification process.
Raymond James Rolls Out Alerts Portal and Succession Planning Platform
In addition to easing the burden of succession planning, the firm is seeking to create more efficient collaboration among financial advisers and their teams.
Provider Recommendations
Does relying on certain ‘go-to’ providers have implications under ERISA?
Investment Product and Service Launches
PGIM Investments to acquire Green Harvest Asset Management; ProShares launches first U.S. Bitcoin-linked ETF; Pacific Life introduces Invesco V.I. defined outcome funds; and more.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Thursday, the Dow was down 6.26 points (0.02%) at 35,603.08, the Nasdaq gained 94.02 points (0.62%) to finish at 15,215.70, and the S&P 500 increased 13.59 points (0.30%) to 4,549.78. The Russell 2000 was up 6.42 points (0.28%) at 2,296.18, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 162.63 points (0.34%) higher at 47,398.15.

 

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 3/32, increasing its yield to 1.692%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 23/32, bringing its yield up to 2.142%.

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