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week ending May 1st, 2020
Since the record market drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic, major stock indices have been on a wild rollercoaster ride. While there are early indications that most retirement plan participants have been holding steady with their investment allocations, it never hurts to keep reminding them to maintain a long-term strategy. Plan sponsors also must keep the end goal in mind when monitoring investments and making decisions. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend offers help for communicating with participants as well as for plan sponsors to perform their fiduciary duties. Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend!
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Investing
Data Shows Majority of Investors Staying Calm Amid Volatility
Vanguard found its clients with only a defined contribution (DC) retirement plan relationship exhibited the lowest levels of trading.
Investing
Talking Points to Help Participants Navigate Market Volatility
Certain concepts should be communicated clearly to retirement plan participants so they don’t make decisions that may hurt their retirement readiness.
Investing
Plan Sponsors Should Be Extra Vigilant During Severe Market Volatility
For both DB and DC plan sponsors, fiduciary actions follow a different time frame when there is a sustained market crisis.
Investing
Past Bear Market Strategies No Comfort for DB Plans Right Now
Pension plan consultants are tweaking recommendations for DB plan sponsors during the unprecedented volatility created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Investing
Fixed Income Allocations Suppressed Potential Losses for ERISA Pension Plans
Of the three institutional segments tracked by Northern Trust, corporate ERISA pension plans performed the best during 1Q 2020.
Popular Reads
Research
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
Administration
IRS Updates Life Expectancy Tables for Retirees
The tax and spending watchdog has changed the defined contribution account withdrawal rules for retirement plan participants.
Data and Research
Retirement Confidence Has Declined Across Generations
Gen Z is deferring an average of 14% of each paycheck for retirement savings, besting earlier generations.   
Ask the Experts
Are Retirement Plan Sponsors Still Required to File Form 8955-SSA?
Experts from Groom Law Group and CAPTRUST answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Compliance
Recent TDF Performance Lawsuits Raise Insurer Ire
One fiduciary insurance executive says a spate of new ERISA lawsuits ‘demonstrates that no fiduciary is safe, since one can apparently be sued just because they trailed the performance of the highest-performing funds in the market.’ 
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