Balancing the Positives

In his latest commentary, Blackstone’s Byron Wien opines on stocks, interest rates, politics, the central banks, inflation, regulation, as well as what he believes investors are too focused on, and what they are paying insufficient attention to. Click here for “Balancing the Positives”.

Source: Blackstone

Brightscope and ICI Release Latest Edition of Comprehensive 401(k) Study

“One of the strengths of the 401(k) system is that it allows employers to customize their plans to meet the needs of their unique workforces,” said Sarah Holden, ICI’s senior director of retirement and investor research. “Employers use that flexibility to offer features that can encourage participation. Employer contributions, auto-enrollment, loans, and diverse investment options—including target-date funds—can make it easier for 401(k) participants to plan and save.” Click here to read more.

Source: BrightScope

Tax-Reform Changes Lead Some Employers to Raise 401(K) Matches

"A handful of large U.S. corporations announced they are raising the employer match for their 401(k) retirement plans or are making other changes in their benefit plans in the first month after a tax reform law was signed by President Trump. And nearly half of companies surveyed said they are considering taking such an action this year or next." Click here to read more.

Source: HR Daily Advisor