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September 8th, 2020
Empower Acquires MassMutual Retirement Plan Business
The transaction will increase Empower’s participant base to more than 12.2 million and bring together some 67,000 workplace savings plans with $834 billion in assets.  Read more >
Proxy Voting Rule a Clear Sign of DOL’s Stance
Along with the rule about ESG investing in retirement plans, attorneys say, the DOL is making it clear it doesn’t want plan fiduciaries spending time on things it says have no impact on plans. Read more >
Sign-up Here for the 2021 Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser Process
Individuals and teams interested in being considered for PLANADVISER’s 2021 Top 100 Retirement Plan Adviser designation should complete our short registration form by Wednesday, September 9. This first step only takes a moment, so don’t wait!  Read more >
IRS Issues Supplemental SECURE Act Guidance
Though many in the industry remain focused on addressing the challenges of the pandemic, major changes to the U.S. retirement planning landscape continue to unfold, thanks to the SECURE Act. Read more >
2020 Digital PLANADVISER National Conference
Join us live from the comfort of your desk on September 14 to 18, 2020! Read more >
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Retirement Industry People Moves
Securian Financial hires regional sales VP; Robeco adds to supervisory board; IRS names associate chief counsel for EEE; and more. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches
Transamerica announces management fee reductions and J.P. Morgan AM reduces fees in two series. Read more >
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Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow decreased 159.42 points (0.56%) to 28,133.31, the NASDAQ fell 144.97 points (1.27%) to 11,313.13, and the S&P 500 closed 28.10 points (0.81%) lower at 3,426.96. The Russell 2000 was down 9.38 points (0.61%) at 1,535.30, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 305.39 points (0.87%) to finish at 34,970.28.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 8/32, bringing its yield up to 0.723%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 2 29/32, increasing its yield to 1.473%.   For the week ending September 4, the Dow was down 1.82%, the NASDAQ fell 3.27%, and the S&P 500 decreased 2.31%. The Russell 2000 lost 2.73%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 2.73% lower.
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