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Compliance
Democrat Support for SEC’s Scope 3 Climate Disclosure Weakens
Democrat Support for SEC’s Scope 3 Climate Disclosure Weakens
Compliance costs for Scope 3 climate disclosures could be high, but they don’t apply to everyone.
Data and Research
Corporate Pension Plan Funding Remains Up in 2022, Despite November Drop
The funding status of corporate pensions in the U.S. was down narrowly in November, as liability growth outweighed investment gains.
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Administration
Understanding Investments and Fees: A Key Part of Plan Committee Education

2023 DC Survey Standouts
Products
TIAA In-Plan Retirement Income Option Reaches $30B
MARKET MIRROR
Wednesday, the Dow decreased 142.29 points (0.42%) to close at 33,966.35, the Nasdaq decreased 85.93 points (0.76%) to close at 11,170.89 and the S&P 500 lost 24.33 points (0.61%) to close at 3,995.32. The Russell 2000 lost 11.91 points (0.65%) to end trading at 1,820.45 and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 232.85 points (0.58%) to close at 39,619.02.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 2/32, bringing the yield down to 3.479%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was unchanged and the yield was unchanged at 3.536%.
Deals and People
The Standard Hires VP for Retirement Plans Business
Insurance industry veteran Jessica Krpan was hired to the new role to grow the Standard’s retirement offerings in the U.S.
Opinions
Retirement Trends to Watch in 2023
As larger numbers of Americans near retirement age, a renewed focus on retirement income is expected. 
SURVEYS
CIO’s Transition Management Survey
Are you a provider of transition management services and want to make your services known to institutional investors? If so, you are invited to respond to CIO’s Transition Management Survey.
EVENTS
Plan Progress Webinar: Student Loan Debt Benefits
Join PLANSPONSOR and a panel of experts on December 15 to learn what options are available for student loan debt benefits, their structure and cost; how student loan repayment help fits into an employer’s overall financial wellness benefits; what communications employees need about student loan debt and saving for retirement, and more. 
SMALL TALK
ON THIS DATE: In 1791, following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, became the law of the land. In 1840, Napoleon Bonaparte’s remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, having been brought from St. Helena, where he died in exile. In 1877, Thomas Edison applied for a patent for the phonograph. In 1890, the Hunkpapa Lakota chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, S.D., during an incident with Native American police officers who, with others, were attempting to arrest him. In 1961, Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem by an Israeli court. In 1964, the Canada House of Commons approved a newly designed flag featuring a maple leaf, thereby dropping the Canadian “Red Ensign” flag. In 1996, Boeing Co. announced plans to pay $13.3 billion to acquire rival aircraft manufacturer McDonnell Douglas Corp. In 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened in Pisa, Italy, after more than 10 years of work to stabilize the structure. 
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