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SEC Makes Good on Cybersecurity Enforcement Pledge
Earlier this year, the agency published a list of 2021 examination priorities that prominently featured issues pertaining to cybersecurity, and now it has sanctioned eight firms for related cybersecurity failures.
Today’s Most Read
1. 2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
2. Retirement Advisers Increasingly Want PEP Option in Toolbox
3. With SECURE 2.0, the Cash Balance DB Plan May Be Back
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Retirement Reimagined
To see how retirement is evolving, view results from Franklin Templeton’s “Voice of the American Worker” survey. Read More.
Old Dogs, New Tricks: Training for Veteran Advisers Pays Off
A new case study suggests even advisers with decades of industry experience can attain measurable growth improvements with the short-term addition of training, coaching and peer accountability.
Without a Financial Plan, U.S. Workers Grapple With Debt
Meanwhile, the IRI says most workers nearing retirement haven’t saved enough.
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Retirement Survey Results
Franklin Templeton’s “Voice of the American Worker” survey reveals how the concept of retirement is changing today. Read More.
SEC Eyes Data Collection Conflicts in New Comment Request
SEC Chair Gary Gensler says the emergence of new investment technologies that embrace gamification and collect user data raises questions as to whether investors are appropriately protected.
Market Mirror Market Mirror Graph

Tuesday, the Dow closed 39.11 points (0.11%) lower at 35,360.73, the Nasdaq decreased 6.66 points (0.04%) to 15,259.24, and the S&P 500 was down 6.11 points (0.13%) at 4,522.68. The Russell 2000 gained 7.78 points (0.34%) to finish at 2,273.77, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 66.96 points (0.14%) to finish at 46,979.61.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, bringing its yield up to 1.302%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 27/32, increasing its yield to 1.924%.

Industry Intel Roundup
Featured Webcasts
PLANADVISER is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SECURE 2.0 Webinar Series: New Plan Creation Under SECURE 2.0
If the SECURE 2.0 Act—which builds on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019—works as expected, new 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans will proliferate in the years ahead. The legislation provides tax credits for small businesses that start a retirement plan for their employees; in 2025, it will mandate that those plans utilize automatic enrollment and automatic escalation for qualified employees. These are just some of the provisions whereby Congress is targeting its overarching goal of addressing the nation’s retirement savings gap. Join PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER and a panel of industry experts as we discuss: • SECURE 2.0 provisions related to the creation of new retirement plans; • Why existing plan sponsors should care about the rules for newly created plans; and • How SECURE 2.0 can assist advisers and employers in closing the retirement plan coverage gap.
SECURE 2.0 Webinar Series: SECURE 2.0 and Financial Wellness Benefits
SECURE 2.0—which expands on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019—has gotten attention for its retirement plan incentives and mandates. But the legislation was also designed to attack some of the biggest financial stresses for everyday Americans, such as by allowing for matching contributions toward student loan debt and encouraging emergency saving. These are just two new benefits in the law that employers may use to help boost employees’ overall financial wellness and facilitate saving for retirement. Join PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER and a panel of industry experts as they review: • SECURE 2.0 provisions related to employee financial wellness; • Ways plan sponsors can implement new benefits, and how advisers can help them; and • How to determine the best benefits for a plan sponsor’s unique employee group.
SECURE 2.0 Webinar Series: SECURE 2.0 Has Passed. Now What?
At the close of last year, Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, which builds upon the most significant retirement plan legislation in more than a decade, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, or SECURE Act. The new law contains 90 provisions aimed at modernizing the retirement system, encouraging creation of new retirement plans and easing administrative requirements, not to mention prompting plan participants to increase what they save. Most retirement plans will be affected in some way, including those for lower-income workers and small business staff. Join PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER and industry experts as we discuss: • The impact many provisions will have on plan sponsors and participants; • A timeline for the issuance of new rules and regulation effective dates; and • What actions plan sponsors must take now to comply with the law.
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