January 17, 2013

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January 17, 2013

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

Guaranteed Income? Not Without Risk: GAO

Exclusive audio: Retired PSCA president David Wray forecasts the future of 401(k)s

Are DC Plan Sponsors Funding Retirement?

The Sustainable Rate of Return of Defined-Contribution Pension Schemes

Sticky Ages: Why Is Age 65 Still a Retirement Peak?

Employee Mobility and Employer-Provided Retirement Plans

PENSION PLANS

Olivia Mitchell: Saving Social Security, With Lessons From Down Under

Big Cities Face Funding Gaps For Pensions, Retiree Health Benefits

U.S. stops pension contributions to preserve cash

A Glimmer of Interest Rate Hope for Corporate Plan Sponsors

Credit Balance Considerations for Plan Sponsors Under MAP-21

U.S. Pension Investment Consulting Firms and Conflicts of Interest: A Report for Fiduciaries, Internal Audit and Risk Management Professionals 

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Markets not yet roiled over debt-ceiling concerns

Cheap stocks could make 2013 another record year for energy M&A

Fitch warns it may downgrade U.S. if debt ceiling isn’t raised

World Bank cuts global growth forecast for 2013

Fund managers the most optimistic in two years, survey finds; vulnerability on the rise, too

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund technology round-up

3 Highly Liquid Dividend Stocks Being Bought By Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds Taking More Risk? 

Equity Infrastructure Investment – The Next Big Thing?

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Higher Health Insurance Premiums Likely Due to 2014 Changes in Allowed Rating of Insureds 

Major enrollment push planned for Obama health law

Only 7% of Americans Spent Less on Insurance Over Past Year

Perceived Value of Employee Benefits Improving

2012 Deloitte Survey of Health Care Consumerism

Colleges Roll Back Faculty Hours in Response to Obamacare

The Rush to Digitize Patient Records Has Not Cut Costs

States Will Be Given Extra Time to Set Up Health Insurance Exchanges

Unleashing Innovation in Healthcare Markets

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

The Fundraising Outlook for 2013

The Folly of Philanthropy

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Nonqualified Retirement Plans Key Component of Pay for Executives at Tax-Exempt Organizations

7 Statistics on Primary Care Physician Salaries

New Tax Act Affects Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

New EPCRS Guidance Expands Scope of 403(b) Plan Corrections

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

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