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How Long Will Dividends Matter

With interest rates set to rise, do income-producing stocks still belong in the average investor’s portfolio? The answer: Probably — but it depends.

When interest rates dropped, many income investors turned to dividend-paying stocks in search of yield. But even as interest rates have risen from their historic lows, dividend yields remain attractive.

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  • How long will dividends matter?

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    With interest rates set to rise, do income-producing stocks still belong in the average investor’s portfolio? The answer: Probably — but it depends.

    When interest rates dropped, many income investors turned to dividend-paying stocks in search of yield. But even as interest rates have risen from their historic lows, dividend yields remain attractive.

  • Boosting 401(k) retirement readiness

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    With retirement savings taking a back seat to more immediate financial concerns, and the percentage of workers confident that they’ll have enough money for a comfortable retirement at low levels, it’s more important than ever for plan sponsors to consider retirement readiness as a key — if not the key issue — their employees are facing.

  • Making retirement a goal

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    It seems more Americans are taking responsibility for managing their own retirement assets instead of relying solely on a pension. Many are also wondering how to fund the period after the traditional retirement age. Given these factors, we believe thinking about a retirement goal has never been more crucial.

  • Deleveraging aiding a longer recovery

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    The U.S. economy has made significant strides since the financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession. 

  • PNC Healthcare answers your questions about Health Savings Accounts

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    Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are not entirely new, but are receiving greater attention today in relation to high-deductible health insurance plans and the Affordable Care Act. They are often viewed as a strategy for reducing healthcare costs and for encouraging individuals to take greater responsibility for their health and the cost of care.

  • The impact of auto enrollment

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    Automatic enrollment has been particularly effective in raising 401(k) plan participation levels of groups with the lowest contribution rates — younger and lower-wage workers, but some questions remain.  As a plan sponsor, you should understand both the potential benefits and the limitations.

  • Your financial fitness checkup

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    Your financial well-being, like your health, can benefit from regular checkups — but where to start?   Here is a step-by-step plan to improve your financial fitness.

  • Asset protection planning and Delaware asset protection trusts

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    Asset protection planning is an important part of a comprehensive estate and financial plan addressing an individual’s risks now and in the future. Proper asset protection planning requires time, consideration and knowledge to fully integrate the planning holistically and effectively.

  • A review of the 2014 retirement policy landscape

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    Plan sponsors may be impacted by new executive initiatives, legislative proposals and a range of anticipated regulatory actions affecting retirement plans. This year is shaping up to be an active one on the retirement policy front across a broad spectrum of issues. 

  • The Affordable Care Act Update: Navigating its changes and challenges

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    Dealing with the many facets of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a highly challenging endeavor for companies of all sizes. Changing regulations, the evolving nature of the exchanges, new options for individuals, implications for wealth planning and taxes are just a few of the issues that must be addressed.

  • The Retirement Policy Landscape: What Plan Sponsors need to know

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    If you are a plan sponsor, you may be impacted by new executive initiatives, legislative proposals and a range of anticipated regulatory actions affecting retirement plans.  

  • Investment strategy quarterly

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    When looking at stocks and their relative performance an investor may find it difficult to understand the reasons some have performed or are performing better than others. We believe it is important to begin with an understanding that fundamentals are key drivers of performance. An important step in investment management is analyzing portfolio performance.

  • A solid 401(k) plan begins with the RFP

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    The value of a Request for Proposal (RFP) lies in the process and thinking that is invested in it. The RFP is a platform to describe a company’s objectives, priorities and expectations of candidate vendors. This exercise lays the foundation that creates the framework of a solid 401(k) employee benefit plan and helps identify an effective provider.

  • Benchmarking: Are 401(k) expenses reasonable?

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    Fiduciary responsibility under ERISA is very important to 401(k) plan sponsors. Fiduciaries have significant responsibilities and are subject to standards of conduct because they act on behalf of participants in a retirement plan and their beneficiaries.

  • Setting goals for your retirement plan

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    Whether you are establishing a new retirement plan or looking to improve an existing one, setting goals is a critical first step in achieving a plan that is highly effective for the company as well as for its employees.

  • Eight misconceptions of defined contribution plans 

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    If you are involved in the administration of your company's retirement plan, it is important to understand what your role as a plan sponsor entails, as well as how to delegate parts of your fiduciary responsibility if you choose to do so. 

  • Move your business forward

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    In today's "do more with less" world, financial decision makers have to be available 24/7 to ensure that their enterprise runs smoothly. Now it's easier than ever to stay connected to your business with corporate online banking services on your smart phones and tablets.

  • Managing assets for retirement

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    Typically, the word “volatility” refers to daily changes in the prices of stocks or bonds. Volatility affects the market value of your retirement portfolio. Thus, volatility is a topic that deserves special consideration when managing retirement and pre-retirement assets.

  • Mobile banking has reached the C-suite

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    Tight budgets and shrinking staffs mean that financial decision makers have to be available 24/7 to ensure that their enterprise runs smoothly. If you're one of these "on the go" executives, you'll be happy to know that mobile banking has finally reached the Corporate suite. 

  • Move your business forward with new mobile banking solutions

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    In today's "do more with less" world, financial decision makers have to be available 24/7 to ensure that their enterprise runs smoothly. Now it's easier than ever to stay connected to your business with corporate online banking services on your smart phones and tablets.

  • A working capital case study

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    Join us to hear firsthand how one company realized significant gains within 12 months of implementing virtual accounts payable cards. We will discuss how a fast ramp-up generated a significant reduction in working capital while extending days payable outstanding.

    Topics will include:
    - Working capital reduction and days payable metrics, tips to enroll suppliers, and a model for supplier negotiations

  • Companies are being rewarded for increasing their rates of return on cash flow

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    Topics will include:
    - Cash flow as a measure of company performance
    - Capital allocation as a key determinant of value creation
    - How key metrics apply to private and public companies alike

  • Does your company have a well-thought investment policy? 

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    Putting your investment policy in writing is the foundation of effective investing.  Your policy should provide benchmarks to help you evaluate how well it is working and what changes may be needed to make it more effective.

  • The role of capital markets and hedging strategies

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    Topics include:

    - Update on the treasury market, Federal Reserve and regulatory environment
    - Current rate environment and hedge pricing
    - Overview of current conditions in the loan market

  • The impact of recent developments on your organization

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    Our panel of healthcare and treasury management leaders will provide insight to help you address these issues and more:

    - Recent changes, including the postponement of the employer mandate reporting requirements
    - Characteristics of the new exchanges
    - Selecting a policy through an exchange
    - Healthcare economics background

  • Current issues in retirement planning

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    Thinking about retirement is no longer a future event for many Americans; most recognize the need for careful planning throughout their working years. While it is a positive that Americans are expected to live longer, this can add to the already daunting challenges of funding a comfortable retirement.

  • Eight misconceptions of defined contribution plans

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    If you are involved in the administration of your company's retirement plan, it is important to understand what your role as a plan sponsor entails, as well as how to delegate parts of your fiduciary responsibility if you choose to do so. Even unintentional mistakes can lead to a breach of fiduciary duty that can have significant consequences for your company and you personally.

  • Current trends in retirement plans

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    This Webinar examines trends in retirement plans, including features and functions. It also covers fee disclosure requirements, including vendor-to-sponsor and participant fee disclosures and ends with a question-and-answer period.

  • Strategies for wealth protection

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    With roots that go back to the first bank charter in Wilmington, Delaware in 1795, PNC Delaware Trust Company has grown by providing customized strategies for personal and business asset protection and innovative wealth planning approaches.  

    A limited purpose trust company established under the laws of Delaware, PNC Delaware Trust Company provides a number of benefits unique to Delaware.

  • Workplace banking

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    You do not necessarily need to pay more to attract and retain good employees. Smart managers are sweetening their employee benefits package with low-cost or no-cost perks to help their companies stay competitive in the market for good employees. Workplace banking can help you attract and maintain employees and improve their financial health.

  • Financial planning for executives

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    Whether you have an ownership stake in a privately-held mid-size company or you are an executive in a large, publicly traded corporation, it’s likely that you are spending more and more time addressing the current economic uncertainty and exceptionally volatile markets.  That leaves less and less time to devote to your personal financial planning.

  • 401(k) advice and management

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    Americans’ confidence in their ability to afford a comfortable retirement has plunged to a record low. 401K and other retirement plan participants are looking for online solutions to get their retirement savings back on track. Plan sponsors should be aware that professional participant advice and professional management can help.

  • 401(k) plans

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    While it's true that the recession has affected 401(k) plans, they can still be a viable retirement program if plan participants have access to the information they need. Bonnie Fawcett, PNC's Director of the 401(k) Bundled Plan program, offers employers some suggestions on how to engage their employees.

  • Short-term cash investment strategies

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    In response to recent market turmoil, many companies are concerned about their short term cash position and are taking a closer look at their investments.  If you haven't reviewed the risk/return relationships of your investments, you may want to do so now. View the video to review best practices in short term cash investing and some specific action steps that you can take immediately.



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