January 11, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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

Eight Ways to Make Your Participation Education Plan Rock

Retirement advisers to ‘adopt fiduciary services in the future’

Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Has Benefits, Risks

PENSION PLANS

The Decision to Terminate a “Frozen” Defined Benefit Plan

Are Pension Return Assumptions Too Optimistic?

Illinois Lawmakers Fail to Act on Fixing Pension Deficits

Social Security Shortfall: It’s Worse Than You Think

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Wall Street expects real estate to lead U.S. recovery in 2013

Moody’s reports drop in default rate for high-yield debt

Professionals foresee no improvement in capital markets

CPAs: Federal deficit must be fixed without delay

Developing Markets: Growing…and Dangerous

Major firms embrace daily reporting of money-fund NAV

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Do Risk, And Now Risk Management Too

Private Equity in China: Which Way Out?

View from the Valley: Clues from Private Equity on the Future of Tech

Returns at Hedge Funds Run by Women Beat the Industry, Report Says

Bulls beat bears in tough year for European hedge funds

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health Care Reform Timeline: Key Due Dates for Employers

US Could Save $2 Trillion on Health Costs: Study

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Boomers Nervous About Health Care, Social Security

Health spending grows at half pre-recession level in 2011

Doctors and Dentists Woo Patients With Money-Saving Deals Online

3 signs your wellness strategy will fail

Health Care Spending Remains a Fearsome Foe

Employees Willing to Engage in Wellness

Implementing New Private Health Insurance Market Rules

Various Employer Strategies Help Workers Improve their Health and Wellness

Health Care and Pursuit of Profit Make Poor Mix

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Asian-American Philanthropy Booms as Population Grows

Fiscal-Cliff Tax Deal Expected to Boost Charitable Giving

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

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REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

U.S. tax code needs full revamp, expert says

Life insurance among top tax breaks