December 20, 2012

by The Morning Pulse

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

The U.S. Retirement Market, Third Quarter 2012

Gen X Drew Financial Short Stick: Financial Finesse

Retirement Savers Use IRAs to Consolidate Assets

Start Saving by 30 for Retirement Preparedness: TD Ameritrade

Study: Sustained Low Interest Rate Environment And Market Volatility Putting Retirement Security At Risk

Adding Value for 401(k) Clients

Are Annuities Too Risky for Insurance Companies?

PENSION PLANS

The Messy Interior of a Public Pension

Fully Funded Retirement in 10 Years: A DB Plan for Now

Guidelines Issued by Government Finance Officers Association Address Public Pension Funding

More Money for Pensions Means Less Money for Roads

New York Pensions to Add Hedge Funds to Reduce Volatility

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Young Americans end up homeless as job market struggles

The Era Of Low Energy Prices

ETF Usage Depends on Fund Selection

Homebuilder confidence climbs in U.S.

Advisors Expect Strong Growth in Return on Assets in 2013: Russell Survey

Investors ramp up holdings of commodities this year

Muted Beta: Long/Short Equity for an Uncertain Market

China to Speed up Fiscal and Taxation Reform

Insurers protest global risk label

Banking Group Cuts Forecast on Euro-Zone Worries

Exchanges, SEC close to agreeing how to work “kill switch”

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Greek bond bet pays off for hedge fund

Maine Public Employees pension fund hikes alternatives targets at expense of equities

SEC Targeting 4 Hedge Fund Developments in 2013

Hedge fund trades that made top grade

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Hospital Systems Band Together to Form Own Health Insurance Company

Cleveland Clinic Diagnoses Health-Care Act

Dentists, orthodontists ‘brace’ for PPACA cost-shifting

IT developer notes challenges in designing state exchanges

Health Care Expense Is Biggest Long-Term Driver of Federal Budget

How Social Media, Mobile Are Playing a Bigger Part in Healthcare

CDHP Participants More Cost-Conscious

Improved Diagnosis: Health Care Costs Projected to Increase More Slowly

Nonprofit Hospitals ‘In the Cross Hairs’ on Medicare Cuts

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Obama Plan Spares Charitable Deduction

Corporate Donors Favor ‘Elite’ Nonprofits, Study Finds

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

3 tips to make the most of employee bonuses

NC workers want voice in compensation study

The Future of Executive Compensation at Publicly-Traded Banks

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

UBS agrees to pay $1.5 billion fine to settle Libor charges

When Bankruptcy Meets ERISA

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