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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO April 29th, 2021
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Investing
Institutional Investors Report That ESG Will Be a Future Focus
Institutional Investors Report That ESG Will Be a Future Focus
Data uncovers motivations for considering environmental, social and governance factors in investments, as well as which factors investors are more concerned about.
Inside Angle
Missing Participants
Do new DOL best practices deliver on plan sponsors’ requests?
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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
SPONSORED BY: American Century Investments
The Transition Risk Zone
Where retirement perception and reality diverge.
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow lost 164.55 points (0.48%) to finish at 33,820.38, the Nasdaq closed 39.19 points (0.28%) lower at 14,051.03, and the S&P 500 decreased 3.54 points (0.08%) to 4,183.18. The Russell 2000 increased 2.89 points (0.13%) to 2,304.16, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 21.62 points (0.05%) at 44,027.77.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.612%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 24/32, bringing its yield down to 2.285%.
Compliance
Court Decision Emphasizes Need to Ensure Accuracy of Online Communications
In a decision in favor of a plan sponsor and provider, a court took a moment to contemplate whether an online request met the ‘written request’ requirement to claim a violation under ERISA.
Products
Empower to Launch Personalized Website for Participants
The personalization includes the integration of other elements of a participant’s financial picture.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1852, the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published. In 1854, by an act of the Pennsylvania legislature, Ashmun Institute, the first college founded solely for African American students, was officially chartered. In 1945, the U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberated Dachau, the first concentration camp established by Germany’s Nazi regime. In 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal. In 1992, riots erupted in Los Angeles after four police officers were acquitted of any wrongdoing in the beating of Rodney King during an arrest. In 2004, the World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C.
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