Vol. XXI, Issue 32

June 30, 2022

Systems Unavailable—Tonight at 8 p.m.

Wespath Portal, Benefits Access (participant and plan sponsor portals), Contribution Management, Wespath Institutional Investor Portal and the Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan will be unavailable from tonight at 8:00 p.m. to Friday, July 1 at 7:00 a.m., Central time, to allow for system maintenance and updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this brief outage may cause.

Wespath Holiday Closing—Independence Day

Wespath will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. Customer Service assistance will be unavailable that day.

Benefits Access for participants can be used to access acount information and complete transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The automated phone system, accessible by calling 1-800-851-2201, will also be available for participants.

The Benefit Access Portal for Plan Sponsors and Wespath Institutional Investor Portal will be available to plan sponsors, conferences and institutions.

Announcing In-Person CBA/revitup! Events This November

Be sure to inform clergy about Wespath's two in-person clergy events to be held in beautiful Broomfield, Colorado this November. Clergy will gather with other clergy (and clergy spouses), learn more about their benefits through engaging educational sessions and be inspired to reinvigorate all dimensions of their well-being. Clergy Benefits Academy (CBA) will be held November 14-16, providing benefits information and inspiration for clergy at all ages and stages of ministry. revitup! (November 16-18) is tailored to clergy up to age 39 and focuses on equipping young clergy for a lifetime of ministry. Attendees will leave refreshed and restored! First 50 people who register for either event receive a $50 resort credit.

New Investment Insights Blog: Can Negative Consumer Sentiment Be a Positive Market Indicator?

Recent market volatility can be unsettling, but historical patterns indicate that gloomy consumer sentiment may give way to above-average market returns. Frank Holsteen, Managing Director of Investment Management, discusses these trends in his latest blog post.

Unscripted: A Conversation with Wespath's Asset Managers

One of our international equities asset managers, Baillie Gifford, discusses how the firm seeks to identify "the world's most exceptional growth companies outside of the U.S.," with a focus on companies driving large structural trends across the globe. Learn more about this Scotland-based manager's forward-thinking perspective.

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