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Administration
What Advisers Would Like Plan Sponsors to Better Understand
What Advisers Would Like Plan Sponsors to Better Understand
Advisers wish fiduciary responsibilities were more top-of-mind for committees and that sponsors would better define what success means for their plans.
Online Special Coverage
2021 Target-Date Fund Survey
In the past decade, and particularly since the passage of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, asset allocation funds—which include target-date funds—have exploded both in terms of number of products and assets amassed. They have also become more customized. The Target-Date Fund Buyer’s guide endeavors to present information about these funds and providers in an easy-to-use format for quick reference.
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
DOL Clears Up Timing for Lifetime Income Illustrations
Administration
Addressing Forgotten Accounts Can Improve Retirement Savings Outcomes
SPONSORED BY: Capital Group
New Fed policy: could it help trigger inflation?
The Fed’s tolerance of higher inflation may keep policy looser for longer. Can unprecedented stimulus and an economic recovery inspire inflation?
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow closed 85.85 points (0.25%) lower at 34,393.75, the Nasdaq climbed 104.72 points (0.74%) to 14,174.14, and the S&P 500 increased 7.71 points (0.18%) to 4,255.15. The Russell 2000 lost 9.66 points (0.41%) to finish at 2,326.15, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 57.03 points (0.13%) at 44,675.18.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 4/32, increasing its yield to 1.500%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.188%.
Compliance
More Retirement-Related Legislation Introduced
The spate of recent proposals aims to help Americans not only with retirement savings but also with financial wellness issues.
Investing
Investing Opportunities Created by the Pandemic
Experts discussed how a rise in health care digitalization and increased consumer demand for sustainability could lead to new opportunities.
Products
Voya Enhances Participant Digital Experience
In making improvements, the firm says individuals who engage with their retirement plan digitally save 52% more than those who do not.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1775, George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th U.S. state. In 1846, the U.S.-Canadian border was established with the signing of the Oregon Treaty. The United States gained formal control over the future states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana; and the British retained Vancouver Island and navigation rights to part of the Columbia River. In 1864, during the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia collided for the last time as the first wave of Union troops attacked Petersburg, a vital Southern rail center 23 miles south of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. In 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper, born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1856, became the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In 1898, the House of representatives approved the annexation of Hawaii. In 1911, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in the state of New York. The company was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.
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