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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO October 14th, 2021
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Compliance
DOL Proposes New Rule on ESG Investing in Retirement Plans
The agency says the proposal seeks to emphasize that climate change and other ESG factors can be financially material and that considering these elements can lead to better long-term risk-adjusted returns.
Benefits
Government Announces 5.9% Social Security Boost in 2022
Many millions of Americans drawing core Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments will see their benefits grow substantially next year.
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Compliance
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Data and Research
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
Compliance
Parties in Church Plan Lawsuit Finally Get Preliminary Approval of Settlement
SPONSORED BY: MetLife
How Lifetime Income Disclosures Impact Retirement
MetLife’s Roberta Rafaloff explains how retirement savings will look different to employees.
Economic Events
In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted (SA) basis; rising 5.4% over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted (NSA), the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2% in September, SA; up 4.0% over the year, NSA.

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.2% in September, SA. Average hourly earnings increased 0.6% and CPI-U increased 0.4%. Real average weekly earnings increased 0.8% over the month.
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was virtually unchanged at 34,277.81, the Nasdaq gained 105.71 points (0.73%) to finish at 14,571.64, and the S&P 500 was up 13.15 points (0.30%) at 4,363.80. The Russell 2000 increased 7.70 points (0.34%) to 2,241.97, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 198.45 points (0.44%) higher at 45,531.01.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 1.541%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 1 27/32, bringing its yield down to 2.034%.
Compliance
New Complaint Targets TIAA’s Managed Account Rollovers
Earlier this year, the firm settled similar charges from the SEC and the New York attorney general accusing it of making inaccurate and misleading statements to rollover clients.
Opinions
Managed Accounts and Target-Date Funds Are Not a Zero-Sum Game
David M. Blanchett, with PGIM DC Solutions, discusses how offering both TDFs and managed accounts in a retirement plan reduces the number of participants who self-direct investments.
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Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1912, before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt was shot at close range by saloonkeeper John Schrank while greeting the public in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel. In 1926, the book “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne, made its debut. In 1936, the first SSB (Social Security Board) office opened in Austin, Texas. From this point, the Board’s local office took over the assigning of Social Security Numbers. In 1943, the Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company. In 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. In 1968, the first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. In 1984, George “Sparky” Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.

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