November 28, 2012

by The Morning Pulse

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

Website Links Personality to Retirement Planning

Managed Portfolios and Your 401(k)

New 401(k) rules get some good results

DC guarantee levy costs would be up to £10m

Learning from the DC Participant Experience

Will Fiscal Cliff Deal Harm 401(k) Investors?

The Relationship Between Employee Mobility and Employer-Provided Retirement Plans

Employment-Based Retirement Plan Participation: Geographic Differences and Trends, 2011

PENSION PLANS

Introducing Morningstar’s Municipal Pension Research

Frozen pension widows ‘may have suffered discrimination’

Scope of offsetting disclosures would narrow under FASB proposal

Maximum Guaranteed Pension Benefit From PBGC Is Increased

EC pension cuts likely to be delayed until 2013

Corbett: Pennsylvania must reform public pensions or face budget crisis

Fierce Debt Puts Pensions at Risk in Puerto Rico

Arizona pensions face $13B funding shortfall

Considerations for Transferring Pension Risk

Defined ambition pensions: Risk-sharing between employee and employer welcomed

Wisconsin, Illinois Far Apart on Public Pension Funding

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Economic growth seen languishing near 3-year low: Reuters poll

What Black Friday Revealed About The Fiscal Cliff

Are European Bond Yields Sustainable?

Chicago Fed Shows Economic Activity Slower In October

Hussman: Market Needs to Fall by a Third Just to Get to Normal

No comfort from economic indicators

RIA Channel Outpaces Industry Growth

IMF and eurozone reach deal to reduce Greek debt

U.S. corporations speed up dividend payouts

Head of the Class:The Best Circles

Black Friday Sales Rose Online, Sank In Stores

Why You Shouldn’t Be So Worried About Tracking Error

Sandy Seen Boosting U.S. With as Much as $240 Billion Rebuilding

Huge Risk Looms for Corporate Cash Accounts

ALTERNATIVES

Hedge Funds Badly Beaten by S&P 500 Performance

Private-Equity Managers Make Moves as Tax Increases Near

Getting Your First Hedge Fund Interview

Funds draw big attention with small-business debt

Private Equity Disclosure: A Ranking of Websites

Private Equity’s Retail Therapy

BNY Mellon Recognised As Best Custodian In The Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings Survey

HEALTH & WELFARE PLANS

U.S. Supreme Court Revives Challenge to Obama Health Law

Governors Have No Excuse Not to Build Insurance Exchanges

Primary Care Gaining in Physician Compensation

Forget the Cliff, 3.8% Obamacare Tax Is Coming: What Advisors Are Telling Clients

Expert Discusses Impact of Election on Health Care

Which Benefits Do Your Employees Value Most?

How Private Health Insurance Policies Cover Tobacco Cessation Treatments

EBSA Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Programs

Providers Worry Whether Exchanges Will Truly Serve the Uninsured and Broaden the Risk Pool

ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

College’s Bankruptcy Lawyers Target Endowment Money

As Other Colleges Discuss Divestment, Harvard Stays Mum

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Obama Names SEC’s Walter as Schapiro’s Replacement

Year-End 401(k) Plan Disclosures: Upcoming Deadlines

8th Circuit: Employer Not Entitled to Restitution of $548K in Overpaid Contributions

Amid Tax Talks, a Cry of ‘Save My 401(k)!’

Does This Church Have a Plan?

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert: Strategies for Accelerating Income Into 2012

Money on the Mind: The Psychology of Pay and Incentives.

London Bankers Bracing for Leaner Bonuses Than New York

DOL Releases 2010 Versions of Private Pension Plan Bulletins and Form 5500 Data

INSURANCE INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Airline Insurance Continues Soft Market Trend

Long Term Care: Insurers Seek Opportunity in Combination Products

New Group Seeks Peace Between Companies, Insurers

AIG explores $500 million joint venture with Chinese insurers

Cyber Monday means nothing to life insurance

BANKING HIGHLIGHTS

Legislation to increase credit unions’ lending power gains traction

UK Banks Await the Carney Impact

Banking groups oppose expansion of credit union lending

London Bankers Brace for Bonuses Leaner Than NY’s

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The value of IT investment becomes clearer for CFOs

BBVA, Accenture Bringing Real-Time Banking to the US

Bringing Hidden Healthcare Data Into the Open

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