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Investing
Russia-Ukraine War Has U.S. Pensions Examining Long-Term Investment Sustainability
Russia-Ukraine War Has U.S. Pensions Examining Long-Term Investment Sustainability
U.S. pensions’ allocations to Russian assets are limited, but plans are responding to the conflict by considering their long-term approach.
Compliance
Move to Compel ERISA Claim Arbitration Rejected by 6th Circuit
The appellate court has sided with a lower court’s determination that individual arbitration agreements signed by plaintiffs should not prevent claims made on behalf of the plan as a whole from moving ahead.
Most Read
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The Growing Interest in Guaranteed Income Options
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2021 Recordkeeping Survey
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TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
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TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
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Emergency Savings Programs Boost Retirement Outcomes
MARKET MIRROR
Tuesday, the Dow lost 84.96 points (0.26%) to close at 32,160.74, the Nasdaq gained 114.42 points (0.98%) to finish at 11,737.67, and the S&P 500 was up 9.81 points (0.25%) at 4,001.05. The Russell 2000 dropped 0.29 points (0.02%) to 1,761.79, and the Wilshire 5000  was up 47.62 points (0.12%) at 39,634.21.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 3/32, lowering its yield to 2.995%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 26/32, lowering its yield to 3.129%.
Benefits
Labor Outlook Lessons From EBRI’s Spring Policy Forum
A panel of experts convened by EBRI discussed what factors are driving the ‘Great Resignation and Retirement,’ and what the future may hold for the U.S. labor force.
ASK THE EXPERTS
Frequency of Receiving Provider Fee Disclosures
“I am a fiduciary of an ERISA 403(b) plan and don’t recall having seen a 408(b)(2) fee disclosure from my recordkeeper of late. Aren’t we supposed to receive these annually?” 
SMALL TALK
ON THIS DATE: In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor. In 1858, Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state. In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded. In 1947 B.F. Goodrich Co. announced it had developed the tubeless tire. In 1949, Siam changed its name to Thailand. In 1981, Reggae star Bob Marley died at age 36. In 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov resigned after 19 moves in a match against Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by scientists at IBM. In 2000, India’s population officially reached 1 billion.
Industry Intel Roundup—Thought Leadership
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring content from thought leadership authorities. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: MassMutual
Considering COLI in a Tight Labor Market
Interview with David Mohr, Head of COLI Sales and Distribution at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
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