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  • How Are Investors Reacting To Today’s Market Conditions?
    How Are Investors Reacting To Today’s Market Conditions?

    Investors are putting less in the stock market to pay for everyday essentials

    Despite wanting to invest, today’s market conditions have more than three-quarters (77%) of investors concerned about fluctuations in the market and two-thirds (66%) say they are nervous about their money, according to a new study by Wells Fargo & Company.
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  • Economy Still Expected To Enter (and Exit) Modest Recession In 2023
    Economy Still Expected To Enter (and Exit) Modest Recession In 2023

    Housing sales forecasted to hit trough in Q2 2023 before beginning to rebound

    After rebounding at a 2.6 percent annualized rate in Q3 2022 on the strength of net exports, real gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to turn negative again in the fourth quarter as the temporary boost from international trade moderates, according to the November 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR)…
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  • US Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Near Historic Low In September
    US Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Near Historic Low In September

    The overall delinquency rate dropped for the 18th straight month on an annual basis

    CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for September 2022.
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  • Wealth Management Apps Essential To Attracting And Retaining Younger Investors
    Wealth Management Apps Essential To Attracting And Retaining Younger Investors

    J.P. Morgan Wealth Management ranks highest in wealth management digital experience satisfaction

    Mobile apps and websites have increasingly become the first resources that investors consult to review their investments, make transactions and conduct research, putting the focus squarely on digital as a critical component of the overall wealth management client experience.
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  • Prioritizing Sustainability When Planning For Retirement
    Prioritizing Sustainability When Planning For Retirement

    Voya supports DOL’s final ruling on ESG investing in retirement plans

    Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is pleased to recognize the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rulemaking on “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights.”
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  • Asset Managers Turn To Outsourcing Providers For Operating Model Sustainability
    Asset Managers Turn To Outsourcing Providers For Operating Model Sustainability

    Cost considerations and sustainability are driving managers to explore new operating models

    As asset management firms confront mounting fee pressure, increased regulation, and fundamental factors that interrupt long-term sustainability, they are increasingly outsourcing operational functions.
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  • U.S. PRT Market Expected To Close $27 Billion In Q3, Second Largest Quarter On Record
    U.S. PRT Market Expected To Close $27 Billion In Q3, Second Largest Quarter On Record

    2022 expected to be largest year ever for U.S. PRT Market

    Legal & General Retirement America (LGRA), a leading provider of pension risk solutions in the U.S., today released its Q3 Pension Risk Transfer Monitor.
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  • Despite Continued Volatility, Retirement Fundamentals Remain Sound
    Despite Continued Volatility, Retirement Fundamentals Remain Sound

    401(k) savings rates stay strong despite growing financial concerns by participants

    Not surprisingly, ongoing market swings and concerns about inflation continue to cause financial stress among retirement savers. In fact, according to recent Fidelity Investments® research[1], the percentage of individuals with negative feelings about their finances (32%) is now greater than those who have positive feelings (30%), which is a stark contrast to just a year…
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  • Resilient Retirement Savers Shifting Focus To Short-Term Needs
    Resilient Retirement Savers Shifting Focus To Short-Term Needs

    Inflationary pressure and sharp market declines are taking a toll on retirement savers as they are forced to prioritize short-term financial challenges over longer-term goals

    Rising prices and inflation are certainly affecting American workers but despite the economic environment, Americans remain resilient -- and more than 63 percent of Americans are confident they are financially on track for retirement.
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  • How To Feel Grateful When You Just…Don’t (A Thanksgiving Message For Tough Times)
    How To Feel Grateful When You Just…Don’t (A Thanksgiving Message For Tough Times)

    While Thanksgiving is fast approaching, you may be feeling anything but grateful

    Thanksgiving is coming up. But after the past year (or two, or three), it may be hard to muster up any gratitude. Between the ravages of COVID-19, fears of economic recession, and various types of strife, unrest, and discord, life can feel more like a trial than a gift.
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  • U.S. Insurers To Navigate A More Precarious Economy In 2023
    U.S. Insurers To Navigate A More Precarious Economy In 2023

    Lower rates create more fallout for life insurers

    Insurers face a multitude of headwinds in the coming months, among them sharply dropping GDP growth and near-double digit inflation in the U.S. and Europe. The increasingly difficult task of managing inflationary shock will cascade to insurance.
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  • Is College Worth The Cost? Less Than Half Of Students Think So
    Is College Worth The Cost? Less Than Half Of Students Think So

    56% of students say college is a financial burden on them or their family

    The average cost of college tuition has tripled over the past 50 years, growing 20% in the past decade alone. Today's college students are questioning if the benefits of going to college are worth the price tag.
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  • Economic Stress Reprices Risk
    Economic Stress Reprices Risk

    Market hardening and higher interest rates are the silver lining for insurers as the global economy slows

    Inflation continues to be the key concern for insurers according to Swiss Re Institute's latest sigma. The effect of inflation on the global economy has led to total global insurance premium falling slightly by an estimated 0.2% in real terms in 2022.
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