December 21, 2012

by The Morning Pulse

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

Improving Retirement Savings for Executives

BofA Sees Continued Increase in 401(k) Enrollment

Boomer Groups Have Different Needs

Mutual Funds Manage 57% of Defined Contribution Assets

PENSION PLANS

DB Sponsors Must Make Key Decisions by Dec. 31

The Messy Interior of a Public Pension

Mary Beth Franklin: Why singles should not claim Social Security at 66

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Leading Economic Indicators Index in U.S. Fell 0.2% in November

Fed will give up collective opinion on economic forecast

U.S. moves toward end as GM shareholder

Managers Cautiously Hopeful for U.S. Economy, Eurozone and China in 2013

Fitch says fiscal cliff may cost US ‘AAA’ rating

IMF’s Auditor Stirs Up Hornet’s Nest Over Its FX Reserves Stance

Analysis: Free trade is rich nations’ gift to the world

Libor banking scandal may have cost US mortgage agencies $3 billion

The Case for a Shareholder Value Focus

Moody’s: Life insurers more vulnerable to low interest rates than they think

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds

Best Practices for Hedge Funds to Navigate Their Own ‘Misaligned Incentives’

Eliminating Manual Processing in Alts: Millennium Trust’s McCartan

Commodity trader hedge funds outsmart standalone rivals

Hedge funds – Preparing for new clients

Ex-Superfund executive launches computer hedge fund

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

State rep seeks to criminalize PPACA implementation

Marsh: Rates Increase in Q4, but at Slower Pace

HR Trends for 2013

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Duke Endowment hits $3B mark in grants distributed

The Roots of Philanthropy

Foundation to Disburse $50-Million from 12-12-12 Sandy Show

Nonprofits Split on Supporting Obama Tax Plan

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Employer costs for employee compensation, September 2012

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Fixing Late Deposit of Salary Deferrals

Handling trust and estate distributions to foreign beneficiaries

Washington regulation: 6 things to look for in 2013