January 16, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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January 16, 2013

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

Defined contribution assets to hit $7.3T by 2017

401(k) breaches undermining retirement security for millions

Target-Date Funds Grow in Popularity as Investment Choice, But Do Your Homework

Individual Brokerage Accounts: What Plan Sponsors Must Disclose to Participants

Optimal Distribution Rules for DC Plans: What Can the United States Learn from Other Countries?

“Orphaned” 401(k)s offer advisers opportunity

PENSION PLANS

Rising number will lose out in state pension changes

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Bernanke says U.S. economy still needs stimulus to recover

Institutional Investment Managers Staying the Course

U.S. could run out of money by mid-February, Geithner says

Bond sale indicates European high-yield revival

SEC is set to ease restrictions on investment advertising

Appetite for Risk Hits Nine-Year High

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Fund Leverage Reaches 2004 Levels

Hedge Funds: The Most Expensive Bargain In Town

Private Equity Flees Clean Energy as Investment Falls

Manhattan’s popularity with hedge funds increases

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Insurers’ 2014 Hikes Already Taking Toll

Wellness Programs Can Save 18% per Worker

4 Ways HR Can Raise Flu Shot Compliance

‘Slow’ Growth in Health Spending Still Greatly Outstrips Private Worker Pay

Who Knew? Patients’ Share of Health Spending Is Shrinking

The 3 Cs of success in the exchange marketplace: Customization, communication, collaboration

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

The Assets Endowments Ignore

Philanthropy’s Data Boom

New England Colleges and Universities Divest Endowment From Fossil Fuel

Endowment slips in fiscal 2012

Nearly $7-Million Raised in One-Day Online Contest

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Tax-Exempts Increasingly Using Nonqualified Plans

The Top Executive Compensation Issues for 2013

U.K. Executive Compensation Trends: An Update

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Four More Years? Fiduciary Proponents Need to Regroup

Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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