March 26, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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March 26, 2013

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

Confidence Builders

NCAA Bracket Gambling and 401(k) Savings

401(k) Plans May Be Sitting Ducks: Will Regs Compel DC Fiduciaries to Examine Their Own Conflicts of Interest?

In 401(k)s, the Problem is Fees, Not Complexity

PENSION PLANS

Funding DB Plans More Expensive Than Ever

Pension Funds Wary as Bankrupt City Goes to Trial

House, Senate at odds over potential pension reform

Rochester Diocese Pension Fund Falling Short

Financial Education and Choice in State Public Pension Systems

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. economy is stronger than expected in early 2013

Amounts of Personal Debt Have Increased

Bond investors expect Cypriot problems to be isolated

Increases are seen for private RMBS activity

China will emerge as world’s largest economy by 2016, OECD says

Regulators eye virtual currency

Fitch places U.K. rating on downgrade watch

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Most Bearish Ever on Copper, Favor Gold: Commodities

Investors Pull $1.1 Billion From Hedge Funds

China Relaxes Private Equity Fundraising Rules

HEALTHCARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

With Private Exchanges, Workers Dump Old Health-care Choices

Leveraging Big Data analytics to improve healthcare delivery

What’s Next for Employment-Based Health Benefits?

Employers to Increase Pressure on Doctors to Justify Fees

Geographic Value Index Won’t Fix Healthcare Cost Variation

No Simple Procedure: Putting Affordable Care Act Into Practice

Incentives Play Important Role in Employers’ Efforts to Improve Workforce Health and Performance

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Money Woes Plague Charities Struggling to Meet Demand

Foundation Giving Won’t Rise Much This Year

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

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REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Monitoring Service Provider Compensation Is Continued Focus of Audits and Litigation

Just Passing Through? ‘Radical’ Plan Would Overhaul U.S. Income Tax Treatment of Partnerships

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

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