March 15, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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March 15, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Trends in 401(k) Plans and Retirement Rewards

Why IRAs Hold More Money Than 401(k)s

Employer, employee 401(k) participation holds steady

Retirement Plan Sponsors Helping Participants Engage

Addressing Employees’ Conflicting Financial Priorities

Sponsors Have a Duty to Evaluate Advisers

Financial planning salary survey 2013

PENSION PLANS

Understanding Pension Buy-Ins, Buy-Outs and Lump Sum Payments 

Wisconsin’s Public Pension Works to Spread the Cheddar

Underfunding Drives Pension Investment Strategies

French Unions, Business to Trim Pensions for Three Years

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. retail sales post biggest gain in 5 months

Increase in foreclosure starts signals challenges

Short-term bank creditors could face losses under EU plan

Downgrade, political uncertainty raise Italy’s borrowing cost

Low-grade debt yield continues to decline

CFO Optimism Blooms

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge-Fund Liquidations Jumped in 2012 on European Crisis

Treacherous Times for Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Managers Are Bearish and Bullish on China

Hedge funds have evolved

Private Equity Firms Fail in Effort to Have Antitrust Case Dismissed

The Private Equity World Is Shrinking

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Engaged Employees Are Key to Effective Population Health Management 

Inside or Outside of Exchanges, Health Insurance Products Won’t Be Free of the Fee

Here Comes the CO-OP Health Insurance Program

Medical savings accounts on the upswing

Why would employers keep health benefits?

Healthcare Sector Leads A Strong Market Forward

Refusal to expand Medicaid may cost employers $1 billion

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy Is the True Talk of the Town

In These Uncertain Times, Charities Need a Survival Plan

China Signals Greater Role for Private Nonprofits

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Federal agencies remain aggressive about pay equity enforcement

More Banks Expand Reach of Executive Pay Clawbacks

Third Wave of Exec-Pay Suits Roils

Executive Compensation: 9 Things Every Hospital CEO Should Know

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

No Presumption of Prudence if Stock Fund Not Required

U.S. lawmaker plans to reintroduce bill for SEC user fees

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

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