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Data and Research
DCIIA and SPARK Collaborate on Cybersecurity and More
“The industry has realized that by working together on cybersecurity issues, we are stronger than if we remain in our own silos,” says Tim Rouse, SPARK Institute executive director.
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New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Data and Research
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
OneAmerica Enhances Web Design for Group Annuity Platform
The company says the design change allows it to shift its focus to holistically examine the user experience as it is designing new features.
Tax Matters: An executive guide to navigating year-end tax planning
Insights to help navigate the implications of the current tax environment on your finances.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow fell 152.06 points (0.52%) to 29,196.04, the NASDAQ decreased 18.14 points (0.19%) to 9,370.81, and the S&P 500 was down 8.83 points (0.27%) at 3,320.79. The Russell 2000 lost 13.74 points (0.81%) to finish at 1,685.90, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 99.81 points (0.29%) lower at 33,817.57.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 5/32, decreasing its yield to 1.766%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 1 24/32, bringing its yield down to 2.227%.
Nondiscrimination Testing Part II: Test Methods and Corrections
Retirement plan sponsors need to understand what nondiscrimination tests compare and how to correct failed tests.
Consider the More Conservative Investments Pre-Retirees Should Hold
With potentially lower future returns and low interest rates, plan sponsors should reexamine plan investments to help participants with retirement income.
Small Talk
A survey from video technology provider Kaltura found employees prefer video for learning. Though the survey focuses on employee training and development, the responses are informative for retirement plan sponsors, providers and advisers who develop or offer retirement plan and financial wellness education.
ON THIS DATE: In 1879, James Shields began a term as a U.S. Senator from Missouri. He had previously served Illinois and Minnesota. He was the first Senator to serve three states. In 1895, the National Association of Manufacturers was organized in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1901, Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years. Edward VII, her son, succeeded her. In 1903, the Hay-Herrán Treaty was signed by United States Secretary of State John M. Hay and Colombian Chargé Dr. Tomás Herrán. The treaty granted the United States rights to the land proposed for the Panama Canal. In 1947, KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood, California, began operation as the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River. In 1968, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, debuted on NBC TV. In 1973, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson died in Johnson City, Texas, at the age of 64. In 1983, Bjorn Borg retired from tennis. He had set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships. In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII. In 1997, the Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state. In 1998, Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty to federal charges for his role as the Unabomber. He agreed to life in prison without parole. In 2002, Kmart Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy making it the largest retailer in history to seek legal protection from its creditors.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
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