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FTSE Russell

August 8, 2019

Corporates Seek Tools To Reduce Pension Plan Risk

Global market volatility and low interest rates have greatly impacted the funded status of corporate defined benefit plans over the past decade. Particularly in the last year, wide swings in equity markets have become less predictable, making funded status volatility a greater cause for concern. As such, many plan sponsors are seeking solutions that hedge against risk and volatility while protecting any improvements in funded status.

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Invesco US

July 23, 2019

Senate Hearing Focuses On Retirement Challenges

On May 14, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled “Challenges in the Retirement System.” The hearing focused on a variety of issues relating to retirement security, such as increasing workplace retirement plan coverage and participation and increasing participant savings.

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BlackRock

July 5, 2019

Making The Most Of Your Next Dollar

Save for the future or pay off debt? Deciding how to effectively use your extra income isn’t as simple as you think.We all have bills and expenses like rent and groceries that we must cover each month. That’s just a part of life. But what do you do with your next dollar after taking care of the necessities?

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State Street Global Advisors

June 25, 2019

Cognitive Decline: The One Risk You Can’t Afford Not to Hedge

Age has a way of sneaking up on all of us, including our clients. Life experiences may make us wiser, but they don’t protect us from the natural decline of cognitive capabilities as we age. A proactive contingency plan can help protect clients from potential financial risks associated with a decline in cognitive health.

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Interactive Advisors

June 11, 2019

A New US Retirement Law Explained

Sometimes, against all expectations, the US Congress can actually pass big and important legislation. That’s certainly true of a sweeping new retirement savings bill that has passed the House with bipartisan backing. It stands a good chance of rolling through the Senate, then getting signed into law by President Trump.

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Franklin Templeton

May 10, 2019

Many Americans Unprepared for the Cost of Health Care in Retirement

The rising cost of health care has been a political hot button issue for years, and Franklin Templeton’s 2019 “Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE)” survey revealed it remains a top concern today. Franklin Templeton Defined Contribution Head of Strategic Accounts Kevin Murphy and Michael Doshier, vice president, Retirement Marketing, offer some highlights from the survey and stress the importance of saving enough to meet future health care needs in retirement.

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BlackRock

May 9, 2019

What Women Really Think About Retirement

Women want more teach, less tell when it comes to retirement planning. Anne explains. Understanding how women think about investing is critical for the future of retirement. Women are on their way to holding the majority of wealth: they are likely to inherit most of the wealth transfer in the coming decades 1, they’re the breadwinner (or co-breadwinner) in 60% of households 2, they’re starting businesses at twice the rate of men 3–the list goes on.

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Morningstar

May 8, 2019

Why Index Funds and ETFs Are Good for Retirees

Millennial investors were more likely than investors in other age groups to own exchange-traded funds, according to a survey from investment provider BlackRock. Among investors aged 21 to 35, 42% said they owned ETFs in 2017, up from 33% of investors in that same age group who said they had ETFs in their portfolios the year prior.

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