December 24, 2012

by The Morning Pulse

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

401(k) Participants Warm Up to Target-Date Funds

Chamber to push for 401(k)-style public pensions

401(k) Plan Asset Allocation, Account Balances and Loan Activity in 2011

How to Spot Hidden Provider Costs

Wethersfield Switches Many Employees To 401(k) Retirement Plans

Ameriprise Loses Bid to Dismiss Suit Alleging Fiduciary Breach Due to 401(k) Fund Selection Favoritism

PENSION PLANS

US Public Funds Post Best Quarter Since ’08

Public unions offer pension counterproposal that includes more taxes

How GASB Rule Changes Will Impact Pensions

Public Pension Funds Nationwide Reconsidering Investments in Gun Makers

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected

Home Re-Sales Jump Amid Mixed Economic Data

U.S. Treasurys Gain Despite Positive Economic Data

Failure to pass farm bill could send milk prices soaring

No tragedy: Greek bonds up 80% since January

The Polarization of Asset Management

Slumping fees to force investment banking shake-up

Hope Dims for Fiscal Cliff Deal Before Christmas

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund exit requests jump after lackluster year

Hedge Funds Make Up Ground As Risky Assets Rebound

Why The Vast Majority Of Hedge Funds Underperformed All Major Indexes

Fed’s $4 Trillion Rescue Helps Hedge Fund as Savers Hurt

Segal Rogerscasey: Hedge Fund Predictions in 2013

SEC Targeting 4 Hedge Fund Developments in 2013

Can Pension Funds Be the Soul of Private Equity?

December Looking Up For Hedge Funds

Private Equity’s Darwinian Moment

Cheap ETFs outperform star hedge fund managers

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The Managed Care Backlash on Health Care Costs: Evidence From State Regulation of Managed Care Cost Containment Practices

Workers Value Tax Advantages of Health Benefits

Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees

House Passes Industry-Supported Medicare Secondary Payment Bill

Healthcare IT: The 4 Pillars Of Technical Innovation

Healthcare Goes Mobile

13 To Watch in 2013: The Unsung Heroes Changing Health Care Forever

Experts question employees’ readiness for consumer-driven health care

Divorce Costs Thousands of Women Health Insurance Coverage Every Year

Life Insurance Gaps Result from Mistaken Beliefs about Cost

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

The Changing Face of Philanthropy

IRS Offers Useful Reminders for Charitable Giving

Does the Endowment Model Need a Makeover?

Deduction Uncertainty Fuels Giving by the Wealthy

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

The “Grinch” who stole the Christmas bonus

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Litigation Outlook For 2013

Three Washington Heavyweights to Drive Advisor Agenda in ’13

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