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September 04, 2018

Cybersecurity Risk for DC Plans

Steps Sponsors Can Take to Protect Participants’ Data — and the Plan

Although few public sector defined contribution (DC) plans have experienced data breaches, plan sponsors must be increasingly vigilant in protecting plan data as data security risk events become more common.

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The funded status of the model pension plan examined by Sibson Consulting and Segal Marco Advisors rose again by 2 percentage points to 93 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

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David Blumenstein, President and CEO of The Segal Group, announced the following promotions, which took effect on July 1.

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Discretionary investment consulting, or the “Outsourced Chief Investment Officer” (OCIO) model, has generated considerable interest over the last several years among institutional and family investors alike. Many have attributed the growth in OCIO assets, which have more than doubled since 2010, to the perception that outsourcing investment decisions to an advisor will generate higher returns.

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For retirement plan sponsors, implementing a change to defined contribution recordkeeping providers can lead to improved plan services, cost-savings or to both outcomes for the long-term benefit of participants.

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Inflation in the United States has proven to be an atypical aspect of the current economic recovery. With President Trump’s economic policies, many market watchers expect the economy will undergo further expansion and cause inflation to pick up.

 

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Beginning next month, Segal Marco Advisors will vote against the nominating committees of boards of directors at U.S. firms if the boards have no female directors.

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The funded status of the model pension plan examined by Sibson Consulting and Segal Marco Advisors fell by 2 percentage points to 82 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

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Following Institutional Investors Recommendation that the Companies Move to Annual Votes

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David Blumenstein, President and CEO of The Segal Group, announced the following promotions, which took effect on July 1.

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The funded status of the model pension plan examined by Sibson Consulting and Segal Marco Advisors rose 3 percentage points to 84 percent in the first quarter of 2017. The funding increase was due to a 4 percent gain in asset value that offset a 1 percent liability increase.

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Elevated market volatility, opportunities for long-term gains in emerging markets and disappointing near-term results for U.S. and global core bonds are just some of the developments investors can anticipate in the next 12 to 18 months, according to Segal Marco Advisors’ 2017 Investment Outlook.

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Segal Marco Advisors expects action in 2017 on some key provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act that will impact investor rights, according to the firm’s Corporate Governance Report released this week.

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Segal Rogerscasey, the SEC registered investment consulting business of The Segal Group, finalized their acquisition of Marco Consulting Group (MCG) today. The combined firm will be known as Segal Marco Advisors (www.segalmarco.com).

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