ESG in Retirement Plans – Regulatory Update November 2021 ESG in Retirement Plans – Regulatory Update November 2021

Update on the Department of Labor’s proposed regulations related to ESG investing in retirement plans.

  • November 29, 2021
Are Changes to Retirement Savings Coming Soon?
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Are Changes to Retirement Savings Coming Soon?

Major retirement savings changes currently being worked on by Congress are explained by Natixis’ government relations specialist.

  • October 12, 2021
Will Build Back Better Act Raise Your Taxes?
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Will Build Back Better Act Raise Your Taxes?

What’s inside this massive infrastructure and social plan and proposed tax hikes to pay for it are explored by Natixis’ government policy specialist.

  • October 7, 2021
How Retirement Found Its Way into the Build Back Better Act How Retirement Found Its Way into the Build Back Better Act

Legislation focused on modernizing retirement, along with modifications to Mega IRAs, being worked on by Congress is explained.

  • October 7, 2021
Policy & Politics: Congress’ Massive Year-End Agenda Policy & Politics: Congress’ Massive Year-End Agenda

Herculean efforts needed to pass historic infrastructure and social policy legislation, as well as budget and debt ceiling items, are explained.

DC Getting Busy with Climate Risk Regulation in Finance DC Getting Busy with Climate Risk Regulation in Finance

With climate change risk a top focus for the Biden administration, Government Relations specialist Susan Olson outlines legislation and regulations under way.

  • August 18, 2021
Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans

Natixis Investment Managers recently urged the DOL to consider five key points related to ESG investing in retirement plans.

  • July 28, 2021
How SECURE 2.0 Could Benefit Retirement Savings How SECURE 2.0 Could Benefit Retirement Savings

What the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021 may mean for investors if passed into law is explained by government policy specialist Susan Olson.

  • June 23, 2021
CE Credit: Politics in 2021: New President, New Congress, New Vaccine
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CE Credit: Politics in 2021: New President, New Congress, New Vaccine

Overview of how the US political landscape has changed as a result of the 2020 elections and what it could mean for today’s financial professional in relation to retirement planning, investment allocation, and wealth transfer strategy considerations.

  • June 17, 2021
Policy & Politics: Paving the Way for Infrastructure via Taxes
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Policy & Politics: Paving the Way for Infrastructure via Taxes

President Biden’s proposed tax increases for high-income households, the likelihood of their passing in Congress, and ways to prepare portfolios are examined.

Biden and the Paris Agreement: What Rejoining Could Mean for Investors Biden and the Paris Agreement: What Rejoining Could Mean for Investors

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change, signaling a broader focus by the Biden administration on sustainability issues.

  • March 26, 2021
Banking, Finance, and the Biden Agenda: What’s Ahead?
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Banking, Finance, and the Biden Agenda: What’s Ahead?

Two Washington veterans share their insights on potential changes to the regulation landscape under President Biden – including taxes and sustainable investing.

  • March 25, 2021
The Biden Stimulus Bill: What’s in It – and How Might It Affect Markets? The Biden Stimulus Bill: What’s in It – and How Might It Affect Markets?

As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues, the latest round of federal fiscal aid focuses on maintaining consumer spending and mitigating unemployment.

  • March 16, 2021
Post-Crisis Washington: How Might Politics Inform New Legislation?
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Post-Crisis Washington: How Might Politics Inform New Legislation?

According to Bob Marsh of OB-C Group, policy formation in 2021 is likely to be informed as much by intra-party dynamics as it is by bipartisan tensions.

Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?
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Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?

A look at the issue of government sponsored entity (GSE) reform and how it could affect housing finance and markets more broadly over the near and long term.

  • February 9, 2021
View from Washington: US Foreign Policy under President Biden
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View from Washington: US Foreign Policy under President Biden

Among various foreign policy aims, the Biden administration is expected to take a different approach to US-China relations – including on trade.

  • February 5, 2021
Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World

Perspective on how investors may benefit from macroeconomic trends and changing US government policies related to social inequality and climate change.

US-China Trade War: Gauging Peace Prospects – and Their Potential Market Impact US-China Trade War: Gauging Peace Prospects – and Their Potential Market Impact

A look at the politics behind the US-China trade war, the prospects for a peace deal, and how the 2020 election could help shape US trade policy.

2018 Global Retirement Index 2018 Global Retirement Index

The 2018 Global Retirement Index (GRI) reveals how retirement security has been threatened in the ten years since the financial crisis – and identifies the top countries for retirement security around the world.