April 10, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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April 10, 2013

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

Altering Plan Design Can Mitigate Costs

Bad Investment Behavior in 401(k) Plans: Many Self-Directed Accounts Missed Market Rally

Advisers Increase Boomer Retirement Confidence

Passive Investments: Model Portfolios to Fuel Growth 

IRA Contributions Continue To Grow

PENSION PLANS

Multiemployer Plan Health Declined in 2012

Considerations for Pension Buy-Ins

Most DB Plans Remain Underfunded

PBGC Loses Suit Against Morgan Stanley

Public pensions risks vary widely for local government

Why it Is Time to Diversify US Social Security

Publisher Agrees to Pay $4.5 Million for Failed Pension Plan

European Taxes on Cross-Border Pension Investments: Should Your Plan File for Refunds?

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

March retail sales figures to help clarify recent U.S. indicators

European government-bond yields reach record lows

Pent-up IPO Supply Hitting the Market

Q1 flow of funds into ETFs topped records, report says

Cheap money isn’t producing significant growth

Regulators institute programs to reduce market volatility

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Rose 1.15% Last Month

Hedge Funds Cover Yen Shorts as Currency Hits Low

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Pentagon struggles with high cost of healthcare

Health advocacy a growing benefit

Less Than 20% of Health Plans Will Retain ‘Grandfathered’ Status in 2013

After Expanding Coverage, Massachusetts Focuses on Taming Health Costs

Europe’s Strong Primary Care Systems Are Linked to Better Population Health But Also to Higher Health Spending

Value-Based Cost Sharing in the United States and Elsewhere Can Increase Patients’ Use of High-Value Goods and Services

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

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HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

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REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Lawmaker plans to lead far-reaching tax-code rewrite

Fiduciaries Seeking Control in a Changing World

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

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