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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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PANC 2021: The Great TDF Debate: Prudence vs. Performance
Comparing the “quality” of target-date funds (TDFs) is not a straightforward operation. Plan advisers and plan sponsors must decide how to prioritize performance, risk and many other factors when making a prudent investment decision. This is especially important as TDFs have become the go-to qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for the majority of plan sponsors.
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Americans Comfortable Engaging With Financial Advisers via Mobile Tools
However, 20% say they expect to connect via mobile apps and over the phone less when the pandemic is over.
Today’s Most Read
1. Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
2. 2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
3. Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
Plan Sponsors Want More Information on Guaranteed Lifetime Income Solutions
Most employers say they are waiting for their financial advisers or consultants to counsel them on the benefit.
Volatility in Focus as Markets Swing on U.S., Global Headlines
It is always tempting for long-term investors to get caught up in weekly market moves, but experts continue to stress the importance of maintaining a strategic perspective and avoiding emotional and overly reactive decisions.
PBGC Publishes Q&As About Multiemployer Plan Financial Assistance Applications
The web page addresses how applications submitted before a final rule is published will be affected by any changes PBGC makes.
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Yesterday, the Dow increased 71.37 points (0.21%) to 34,869.37, the Nasdaq lost 77.73 points (0.52%) to finish at 14,969.97, and the S&P 500 closed 12.37 points (0.28%) lower at 4,443.11. The Russell 2000 climbed 32.93 points (1.46%) to 2,281.00, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 61.49 points (0.13%) at 46,299.75.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 25/32, bringing its yield up to 1.485%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 26/32, increasing its yield to 2.003%.

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