Take a look at what happened last month and what’s ahead in the market and economic environment. Check out the latest Month in Review.
The Advocate Newsletter: Fiduciary Lessons from Recent Litigation
With litigation ramping up, the courts are providing guidance that will help #fiduciaries protect their plans and themselves. Our experts get into the details on this topic in this month’s Qualified Plan Advocate Newsletter. Check it out!
National 401(k) Day
Often, it’s the little things in life that can make the biggest difference. That’s true when it comes to saving for retirement. Increasing your savings by just 1% now could mean a lot in retirement.
Month-in-Review: July 2022
While markets reversed their downward trend for the month, inflation did not reverse its grind higher with CPI hitting the highest level in more than 40 years. As the inflation keeps climbing and the Fed has raised rates to combat this, labor markets have begun to show signs of loosening with jobless claims ebbing up. Check out the latest Month in Review.
The Advocate Newsletter: The IRS Throws a Curveball
Earlier this summer, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) surprised the retirement plan world when it announced a new approach for narrowing the universe of plans seemingly worthy of its investigatory and audit resources. If your organization receives a letter under this new program, what will you do? Will you be prepared to respond? What if the answer is no?
Q2 2022 Quarterly Client Update
With inflation at multi-decade highs and inflation expectations inching up, the Fed has reprioritized its focus from supporting growth to quickly taming inflation. The Fed has stated (unequivocally, to our ears) that they would gladly risk a recession now via restrictive policy to avoid the bigger risk of higher and more entrenched inflation later. This is the right long-term policy, but means that economic growth will slow in the near term.
[WEBINAR] Making Sense of the Markets: A Guide for Plan Participants & Investors
The experts from Prime Capital Investment Advisors and Qualified Plan Advisors came together to present their quarterly webinar intended to help retirement plan participants and individual investors make sense of the market and economic news.
Month-in-Review: June 2022
With the Fed attempting to reign in overheating inflation via increasing interest rates, consumers begin to feel the pressure of the tightening financial conditions. The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Survey reached its lowest level in history. Check out the latest Month in Review.
The Advocate Newsletter: The Fiduciary Fallout from Hughes v. Northwestern
This month’s article helps fiduciaries to understand the fallout from Hughes and to identify a series of best practices that reflect the lower courts’ application of Hughes.
The Advocate Newsletter: Fiduciary Education Is Critical
The pace of change in the retirement plan industry suggests that plan sponsors and fiduciaries need access to information that will help them to: (i) comply with their fiduciary responsibilities; (ii) ask the right questions of their service providers; (iii) understand the additional participant tools and resources available in the marketplace; and (iv) implement those solutions in a way that will help to attract new employees, retain existing employees, and improve their overall financial wellbeing.