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Research
2021 Defined Benefit Administration Survey
2021 Defined Benefit Administration Survey
Like our Recordkeeping Survey for the defined contribution (DC) plan market, the DB Administration Survey showcases providers in the defined benefit (DB) plan market—who the major players are, who they serve, what services they provide. Also included is information on overall market sizing.
Awards
2021 Plan Sponsors of the Year
We are pleased to announce the 2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year winner in the Corporate 401(k) >$150MM–$300MM category: Crate and Barrell Holdings.
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Compliance
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey

2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year
SPONSORED BY: John Hancock Investment Management
Glide Paths Within the Glide Path
The allocation process for a target-date fund may be more than shifting from equities to fixed income over time. Instead, to maintain an appropriate balance at different lifecycle stages, there may be numerous glide paths involving subcategories of the primary debt and equity asset classes, along with alternatives.
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was up 10.59 points (0.03%) at 34,323.05, the Nasdaq gained 80.82 points (0.59%) to finish at 13,738.00, and the S&P 500 increased 7.86 points (0.19%) to 4,195.99. The Russell 2000 climbed 43.52 points (1.97%) to 2,249.27, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 208.81 points (0.48%) higher at 43,828.55.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.580%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 3/32, bringing its yield up to 2.269%.
Compliance
Lengthy Self-Dealing Lawsuit Filed Against State Street
The complaint alleges that many of the funds offered by State Street in its staff retirement plan were selected and retained because the defendants benefited financially from their inclusion, to the detriment of the participants.
Opinions
ERISA Prudence, Methodology and the Aggregate of Outcomes
Neal Shikes, with MJN Fiduciary LLC, discusses why being prudent in retirement plan decisionmaking means considering all factors in aggregate, not just a single factor.
Products
Wage Access Provider Offers Employer Emergency Savings Program
Savings are directly deposited from employees’ paychecks into a checking account, and employers can incentivize employees by offering a high annual percentage yield for a certain amount saved.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1926, bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were erected in Hannibal, Missouri. In 1933, Walt Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” was first released. In 1933, the Federal Securities Act was signed. The act required the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission. In 1968, after 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired. In 1969, construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida. In 1995, in Charlottesville, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping event. 

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