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UpFront
Do Traditional LDI Strategies Still Work?
Do Traditional LDI Strategies Still Work?
Experts advise sponsors to restructure their LDI glide path, as a hedge against future volatility.
Data and Research
Retirement Readiness Remains Top of Mind for Plan Sponsors
Employers are focusing on ways they can improve outcomes for their participants, including by offering guaranteed lifetime income solutions and helping workers create a retirement income plan.
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Compliance
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow lost 256.33 points (0.75%) to finish at 33,821.30, the Nasdaq closed 128.50 points (0.92%) higher at 13,786.27, and the S&P 500 was down 28.32 points (0.68%) at 4134.94. The Russell 2000 decreased 43.79 points (1.96%) to 2,188.21, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 380.22 points (0.87%) to 43,208.25.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 26/32, bringing its yield down to 1.562%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 30/32, decreasing its yield to 2.260%.
Ask the Experts
Sponsor Offers a 403(b), 401(k) and 457(b): Can an Employee Contribute to All Three?
“I just started working in the benefits department of a large private health care system (not governmental or church-related). The system sponsors a 403(b), 401(k) and a 457(b) plan, and I’ve been informed that I can participate in all three plans! Is that correct?”
Products
Solution Aims to Address Challenges With Annuity Adoption in 401(k)s
Embedded in TDFs, an annuity product that provides lifetime income and growth and can be traded every day just like mutual funds is coming to market by the summer.
Pentegra, EPIC Retirement Plan Services Launch New 3(16) Fiduciary Solution
The service assumes a multitude of key plan administrative responsibilities.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 753 BC, according to tradition, Rome was founded. In 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first Vice President. In 1836, General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This battle decided the independence of Texas. In 1862, Congress established the U.S. Mint in Denver. In 1898, the Spanish-American War began. In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon. In 1973, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” topped the U.S. pop charts and created a cultural phenomenon of using a yellow ribbon as a symbol of support for absent or missing loved ones. In 1977, “Annie” opened on Broadway. In 1989, six days after the death of Hu Yaobang, the deposed reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party, some 100,000 students gathered at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu and voice their discontent with China’s authoritative communist government. In 1994, Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16 combat plane. In 2016, Prince, the legendary musician who created more than 30 albums and won seven Grammy Awards over a 40-year career, was found dead in Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and recording studio.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “The more things change, the more they are the same.”—Alphonse Karr, French journalist and critic
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured White Paper
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring white papers offering key insights and analysis about the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: Fidelity Information Services
Three Steps to New Growth for Retirement Plan Providers
FIS’ 2021 Readiness Report reveals the paths to new growth for retirement plan providers.
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