Insights


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Aug 2018

Chart of the Month: The Yield Curve is an Historic Recession Indicator

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, National Bureau of Economic Research*Recessions are shaded Market Observations The U.S. yield curve – specifically, the difference between 10-year and 2-year Treasury yields, has generated significant market interest in recent months. With the Federal…

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Jul 2018

Navigating Retirement Portfolios During Market Volatility

After a long period of relatively strong returns, global equity markets gave way to a bout of volatility that has been disconcerting for some retirement plan participants. What steps can investors take to protect their retirement portfolios during market downturns?

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Jun 2018

Socially Responsible Investing: What Retirement Plan Sponsors Need to Know

Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has soared, however, the way in which retirement plan sponsors approach ESG-focused investment strategies can be a point of confusion. We explore the latest DOL guidance and the key issues of which plan sponsors need to be aware.

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Jun 2018

Distribution Confusion: The Difference Between Plan Types

Plan sponsor confusion over amending retirement plan distribution restrictions appears to be growing, particularly because some are finding that they are unable to amend their plan in the desired fashion due to IRS code restrictions on distributions. The confusion may reflect a lack of understanding…

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May 2018

The Impact of Technology Stocks on Retirement Portfolios

The increasing concentration of technology stocks in mutual funds - and the recent selloff of these company shares - have raised questions as to whether investors are over-exposed to technology giants and potentially at risk for bigger market downturns.

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May 2018

Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs): Important Considerations

MEPs have been in the news lately, particularly as plan sponsors seek to protect themselves from litigation related to fees and fund offerings by joining forces with other employers to achieve economies of scale. What must employers consider before joining an MEP?

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