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Administration
The Value of Having a Retirement Plan Committee Charter
The Value of Having a Retirement Plan Committee Charter
While not required by ERISA, attorneys say a committee charter is a best practice that can help a plan run more smoothly—and help fiduciaries avoid litigation and penalties.
Data and Research
Making the Savings Decision More Palatable for Participants
Research and real-life experience show that framing amounts employees need to save in smaller bits can help them increase and sustain their savings.
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2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Administration
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
Data and Research
The NQDC Market
SPONSORED BY: Capital Group
Q&A: An Analyst’s Eye View of the Risks Ahead for Plan Sponsors
Dane Mott, an accounting analyst at Capital Group, recently sat down with Gary Veerman, head of LDI Solutions at Capital Group.
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow increased 257.86 points (0.83%) to 31,188.38, the NASDAQ climbed 260.07 points (1.97%) to 13,457.25, and the S&P 500 gained 52.94 points (1.39%) to finish at 3,851.85. The Russell 2000 was up 9.48 points (0.44%) at 2,160.62, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 500.31 points (1.24%) higher at 40,829.14.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 22/32, bringing its yield down to 1.088%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 1.829%.
Opinions
Democrats Take Control of the Senate: What Does That Mean for Your Retirement Plan?
Syed Nishat, with Wall Street Alliance Group, discusses potential effects on retirement plans if President Joe Biden is able to move forward his legislative agenda.
SPONSORED BY: AYCO
Description:Benefit considerations—Furloughs, layoffs and voluntary separation offers
COVID-19’s economic impact has HR teams searching for creative ways to right-size their workforce.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1861, the future president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi, resigned from the Senate. Four other Southerners also resigned. In 1954, the Nautilus was launched in Groton, Connecticut. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. In 2020, the first U.S. case of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, was confirmed in a man from Washington state.
SURVEY SAYS RESPONSES: PLANSPONSOR NewsDash readers weigh in on the growth of the pooled employer plan (PEP) market and whether their firms have considered joining one.
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