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September 9th, 2019
Jumbo Imprudence Alleged in H.E. Butt ERISA Challenge
Plaintiffs says defendants failed to properly monitor and control the plan’s expenses, and allowed the plan to become one of the most expensive “jumbo” 401(k) plans in the country. Read more >
Hospital System Wins Ruling on Governmental Plan Status
The complaint said Atrium has never satisfied the Federal law definition of a government of a state, a government of a political subdivision, or an agency or instrumentality of such and, therefore, its benefit plans do not qualify as ERISA-exempt governmental plans. Read more >
2020 Adviser of the Year Nominations Open
PLANADVISER Magazine needs your help in identifying the best retirement plan advisers in the country. The deadline for nominations is October 18th. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Cohen & Steers Creates Global Distribution Role; Voya Announces Hires in Retirement Strategic Growth Team; Heitman Selects Investment Executive to DC Practice; and more. Read more >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
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Ready to Focus on Income?
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The Word About Newsletters
They are a great way to stay in touch with participants, particularly for advisers to large plans Read more >
TDFs Help Boost Balances
The key is their diversification and participants’ tendency to remain invested Read more >
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Rationality and Retirement: Mutually Exclusive?
Cognitive biases may lead to suboptimal judgments. Behavioral science-based nudges may help. Read more >
Pension Risk Transfer on the Rise
With more insurers in the business, pricing has grown competitive Read more >
Through the 'Window'
The opportunity to invest beyond the plan’s fund lineup Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow increased 69.31 points (0.26%) to 26,797.46, the NASDAQ decreased 13.75 points (0.17%) to 8,103.07, and the S&P 500 was up 2.71 points (0.09%) at 2,978.71. The Russell 2000 closed 5.60 points (0.37%) lower at 1,505.15, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 8.60 points (0.03%) at 30,398.61.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.555%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 29/32, bringing its yield down to 2.022%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending September 6, the Dow increased 1.49%, the NASDAQ gained 1.76%, and the S&P 500 climbed 1.79%. The Russell 2000 was up 0.69%, and the Wilshire 5000 finished 1.59% higher.
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