March 19, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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March 19, 2013

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

“Show” Time

401(k) Plan Participation Improving

Younger Generations Struggle to Accumulate Wealth

Stable Value Deserves Reconsideration

408(b)(2) Fee Disclosure Is Tremendous Opportunity for Advisers

Majority stressed about retirement saving

Rethinking a Tax Break on Lump Sums

401(k) ‘Leakage’ Slows as Economy Recovers

Mass affluent market remains largely untapped

PENSION PLANS

Underfunded public pensions: A time bomb ticking louder

Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Give Surplus Pension Funds to Postal Service

Pension Risk Transfer Attractiveness Unchanged

Study says Missouri’s public pensions are worse than they appear

Pension vote becomes key issue in LA mayor’s race

French oppose pension changes, diesel tax

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

High fuel costs drive up U.S. consumer prices

Factory-output increase signals rebounding economy

Studies about high-frequency trading differ

Dow jump an opportunity for funds

Cypriot rescue includes haircut for bank depositors

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds raise bullish commodity bets

Hedge Funds Build Treasury Bets to ’07 High in Bear Rebuke

New hedge fund launches rose in 2012

HEALTHCARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Most States Fail to Make the Grade in Health Care Price Transparency for Consumers

Health Insurers Say Premium Hikes Coming Due to ACA

The Affordable Care Act: International Implications

New HIPAA rules pose challenges for healthcare industry

Expect a Rocky Implementation of Health Exchanges

Health IT gurus see future in patients, tracking

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Monthly Giving Can Add Up to Robust and Steady Revenue for Charities

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Third Wave of Exec-Pay Suits Roils

The Swiss Miss on Executive Pay

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Politics of Adviser Oversight Starting to Change

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

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