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Administration
Actuarial Assumptions Do Not Affect Actual DB Costs
Actuarial Assumptions Do Not Affect Actual DB Costs
'Experience studies’ and certain types of modeling will help plan sponsors find a better balance between assumptions and experience to avoid future cost surprises.
Data and Research
Markets Were Good to Institutional Investors in Q2
U.S. equity is a core holding for all plan types, and alternative investments gave plans a boost as well.
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Participants
What Participants Want From Employers’ Retirement Plan Websites
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Inside Angle
DOL’s Next Moves
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All In: Understanding the Total Cost of Your Retirement Plan
As fiduciaries, plan sponsors must be aware of the fees their participants are paying—and the impacts those fees have on participant outcomes.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow decreased 106.66 points (0.30%) to 35,101.85, the Nasdaq increased 24.42 points (0.16%) to 14,860.18, and the S&P 500 was down 4.17 points (0.09%) at 4,432.35. The Russell 2000 closed 12.95 points (0.58%) lower at 2,234.81, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 18.10 points (0.04%) at 46,125.25.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.326%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 1.975%.
Compliance
What Comes Next With ESG Regulations?
The regulatory outlook for retirement plan sponsors looking to implement environmental, social and governance themed investments has been complicated, but experts hope that may soon change.
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Tidbits
Annuity products rebound; S.O.S. savings; and CITs pull in more net contributions.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre was opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. In 1821, Missouri became the 24th state to join the Union. In 1846, the Smithsonian Institution was chartered by Congress. It was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson. In 1869, the motion picture projector was patented by O.B. Brown. In 1945, the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender. The only condition was that the status of Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged. In 1947, William Odom completed an around-the-world flight. He set the solo record by completing the flight in 73 hours and 5 minutes. In 1948, on ABC, “Candid Camera” made its TV debut. In 1949, the National Military Establishment had its name changed to the Department of Defense. In 1981, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies got the 3,631st hit of his baseball career, breaking Stan Musial’s record for most hits by a National Leaguer. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure that provided $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. In 2003, Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were married while Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from space.
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