November 27, 2012

by The Morning Pulse

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

No need for new DC plan

Plans, providers proactive on fee regulations

Study Questions Effect of Tax Breaks on Retirement Savings

Roth 401(k) Usage on the Rise

The Impact of Fees on Participant Outcomes

Advisers Have Opportunity in Health Care Market

Participants Need Reminder to Keep Portfolios Balanced

401(k) administrators sound alarm over tax changes

Investment Decisions in Retirement: The Role of Subjective Expectations

PENSION PLANS

DB Sponsors Should Consider Borrowing to Fund Contributions

Big changes could be coming to state, local pension systems

Consultants at center of pension fund shift toward streamlining

UK Private Employer Pension Deficits Getting Worse

Present Value of PBGC Maximum Guarantee for 2013 Annuity Starting Dates

What To Do If Your Pension Is Frozen Or You’re Offered A Lump Sum

Turning over a new leaf on responsible investing

Irish Pension Chief Accuses Transition Manager of “Internal Collusion”

Pensions hold fire on matching assets

Here We Go (Again)

CFTC Eases Pay-To-Play Rules for Bank Swaps with Government Pension Plans

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Split of alpha, beta shifting more risk back to money managers

Why long/short attribution is difficult

Treating Oil As a Global Economic Indicator

Fiscal cliff has money managers tiptoeing

U.S. is closer to free-trade deal with Europe

Europe Dodges Another Bullet (Not The Catalan Election)

Small Biz Whipsawed by Uncertainty

What’s the Rationale for Active Management?

“Fiscal cliff” could bring volatility back to Wall Street

Broad Housing Recovery Appears Under Way: Zillow Economist

ETF trading choices can affect costs, execution

U.S. holiday-shopping season gets strong start

“Fiscal cliff” will hurt holiday shopping, report finds

Why you should ignore economic forecasts

ALTERNATIVES

Private-Equity Managers Make Moves as Tax Increases Near

Has Private Equity Evaluation Been Wrong From the Start?

BlackRock Sees Asian Demand in Illiquid Hedge-Fund Assets

Here’s What the Best-Performing Hedge Fund Has Been Buying

Hedge Funds Buy Gold by the Ton with ETFs

HEALTH & WELFARE PLANS

AMA meeting: Principles would govern Medicare switch to defined-contribution system

ERs seek to boost bottom lines with concierge services

Supreme Court orders new look at health care challenge

Health Insurance Exchanges Emerge As Red vs. Blue

Health Care Reform Challenges for Employers Echo Those of Pension Reform

HHS proposals increase anti-smoking incentives

The New Face of Healthcare

New State Website Helps Research Healthcare

Self-Funded and Large Employers Also Affected by New Regs on Essential Health Benefits

ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

Increase endowment transparency by providing choice

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Pensions Allege JPMorgan Transformed CIO Unit Into Risky Prop-Trading Desk

Advisers Score Points With Tax Talk

Beneficiary Designation Should Not Be an Afterthought

Obama Announces Elisse Walter to Take SEC Chairmanship

Room for compromise: eliminating the fiscal cliff with current tax rates

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

GAO Asked to Review Escalating Executive Compensation of Federal Contractors

INSURANCE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Post-election: What’s in store for the insurance industry?

BMO experts: Fiscal cliff will yield dividends for life industry

Government talks with industry over flood insurance at ‘crisis point’

Insurance Industry Gets Clean Bill of Health

BANKING HIGHLIGHTS

ECB Needs Fire Extinguisher Before Bank Union, Elderfield Says

Yes, Banking Sector Will Drive Growth in the Coming Years

Spain’s Bad Bank Needs Goodwill From Europe’s Leaders

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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