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In-Plan ESG Options Could Increase Retirement Contributions
In-Plan ESG Options Could Increase Retirement Contributions
The majority of plan participants that are currently investing—or would like to invest—in environmental, social and governance funds want their investments to make an impact on issues concerning employee welfare and fair wages.
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DC Plan Investment Menu
Gain important insights for creating an investment menu to meet participants’ needs, sponsored by MFS.
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The Growing Interest in Guaranteed Income Options
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2021 Recordkeeping Survey
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Emergency Savings Programs Boost Retirement Outcomes
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow dropped 413.04 points (1.19%) to 34,308.08, the Nasdaq lost 299.04 points (2.18%) to finish at 13,411.96, and the S&P 500 closed 75.75 points (1.69%) lower at 4,412.53. The Russell 2000 decreased 14.24 points (0.71%) to 1,980.32, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 715.70 points (1.59%) to 44,211.70.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.777%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 28/32, bringing it yield up to 2.808%.
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Study Finds Wide Range in 403(b) Plan Fees
Non-ERISA plan sponsors told the GAO they did not have information needed to help them monitor fees.
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Some Corporate DB Plans Hit Highest Funded Status in Years
Plans have been helped by higher discount rates, but investment managers suggest sponsors be mindful of risks ahead.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1633, a chief inquisitor began the inquisition of physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei, who was accused of heresy. In 1861, the U.S. Civil War began as Confederate forces fired on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. In 1877, a catcher’s mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng. In 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away after four terms in office. In 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets record the early Rock ‘n’ Roll hit “Rock Around The Clock.” In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed, and while imprisoned, he penned an open letter now known as his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” a full-throated defense of the Birmingham protest campaign that became regarded as one of the greatest texts of the civil rights movement. In 1983, Harold Washington was elected the first black mayor of Chicago. In 2012, the game Candy Crush Saga was released on Facebook.
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