Insights


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Nov 2016

Market Volatility as U.S. Elects Trump

Global financial markets moved downwards sharply on Tuesday night and in early Wednesday morning trading as Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Republicans also won control of the Senate and Congress.  Trump’s victory was seen as a surprise, …

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27

Oct 2016

Compliance Alert: IRS Announces New Retirement Plan Limits for 2017

On October 27, 2016, the IRS announced the new 2017 retirement plan limits. However, applicable cost of living index did not increase sufficiently for many standard limits to increase for 2017. The elective deferral limit under 402(g), for example, remained unchanged at $18,000 ($24,000 if age 50 or…

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24

Oct 2016

Implications of Negative Interest Rates on Retirement Plans

A few short years ago, the idea of a country having negative interest rates would have been considered unthinkable. Yet, persistently low inflation and the sluggish global economic recovery have caused central banks around the world to push interest rates below zero. Here's what you need to know.

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