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Investment Perspective — Third Quarter 2022

The U.S. stock market’s widespread selloff reversed temporarily in July, but steadily collapsed during the rest of 3Q 2022. We believe this market dynamic will continue for as long as the Fed continues to raise rates in an effort to halt widespread, persistent inflation.

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State of Educator Finances Survey Infographic 2022

New research looks at the financial habits and attitudes of  K-12 educators across the United States.

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Investment Perspective — Second Quarter 2022

The U.S. stock market’s widespread selloff continued in  2Q 2022, as ongoing Fed rate hikes pounded most sectors.

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Adopting And Adapting DC Plans To State Compliance

Multiple states have begun mandating that small businesses provide employees with a retirement saving vehicle. Each state is different, often requiring that employers choose between a state-run option or sponsoring one of their own.

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Press Release: Educators Focus on Financial Security

TOPEKA, KS, June 21, 2022 – According to a new study from Security Benefit, a leading provider of retirement planning products and solutions in the K-12 education market, more than half (52%) of all educators would prefer to learn about managing their finances from a financial pr

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Security Benefit Adds An “A” Financial Strength Rating

TOPEKA, Kan.—May 13, 2022—Security Benefit, a leader in the U.S.

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Investment Perspective — First Quarter 2022

The U.S. stock market ended 1Q 2022 with its first negative quarter of performance since COVID-19 hit in 2020. Inflation, the Federal Reserve’s first rate increase since 2018, and the war in Ukraine were contributing factors, on top of ongoing supply chain issues.

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Could FIAs Be A Cure For Dropping Bond Prices?

Price hikes were widespread across sectors of the economy in 2021, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book (December 2021).

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Security Benefit Announces CEO Mike Kiley’s Retirement

Security Benefit today announced that Mike Kiley, Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective June 30th, 2022. Kiley will continue to serve as Chairman of Security Benefit Life Insurance Company's (SBL) board of directors.

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Investment Perspective — 2021 Review

Inflation became the predominant focus for investors late in 2021, a year that featured strong U.S. stock market performance, ongoing COVID challenges, supply chain issues, and much talk about cryptocurrencies. Monetary and fiscal stimulus helped propel the U.S.

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