April 29, 2013

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April 29, 2013

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

Advisers stung by ‘Frontline’ attack

Saving 10% Improves Chance of Retirement Success

401(k) documentary ruffles feathers

The Rise of Mega-Defined Contribution

Senate OKs 401(k)-style pension plans for state employees

The Pure DC Public Plan: Those Who Need It, Can’t Afford It

Americans Spend Less on Investment Advice and Products as Doubt Lingers

A Good Reason to Transfer Your Account from Your Former Employer’s 401(k) 

Eliminating Friction and Leaks in America’s Defined Contribution Retirement Plan System

Defined Contribution Plan Participant Activities, 2012

Kitchen Table Economics

PENSION PLANS

DB Sponsors Increasingly Considering Lump-Sums

EU pensions ruling saddles Dublin with huge bill

Pensions asset allocation presents management challenge

Could This Be the Year for Federal Pension Reform?

Chafee’s Pension Jujitsu

Some hospital pension funds in critical condition

Can Multiemployer Pensions Build a 21st Century Plan?

Moody’s Revised New Approach to Adjusting Reported State and Local Government Pension Data

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Initial unemployment claims approach 5-year low

Initial Claims And Spring Seasonality: An Update

Demand for private mortgage securities dips

Google search terms signal market moves

Spain aims to balance austerity and growth

U.K. posts 0.3% economic growth, dodging triple-dip recession

Big Banks Not Ready to Stand on Their Own

Companies Grabbing Cash from Captives

Investors Are Optimistic, but More Conservative

Fixed annuities get riskier as private equity firms acquire providers

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Poised for Growth

Larger Plans Favor Alternatives

‘Go big’ in alternatives, conference attendees urged

How To Get Off The American Federation Of Teachers Hedge Fund Blacklist

Long/short hedge funds outperform other strategies in Q1 2013

Private Equity Drills For Growth In The Energy Sector

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Employees Need Education About Health Care

How to Do Your Homework on Health Care Reform

Large Shares of Adults Are Uninsured or Underinsured in the Nation’s Largest States

Insuring the Future: Current Trends in Health Coverage and the Effects of Implementing the ACA

Not Much ‘Sticker Shock’ in CareFirst’s Proposed 2014 Maryland Health Insurance Rates

Consumers unprepared for health care reform

More Than Half of Population Not Wedded to a Particular Doctor

Insured But Unable to Afford Health Care

To Cut Health Bills, Boomers Need 20-Somethings

New Health Exchanges Unlikely to End Insurance Monopolies in Some States

American Workers on Uphill Road with Consumer-Driven Health Care

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Online Fundraising Shows Strong Gains

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

US Rejects Cash Pay Increases for GM Executives

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL’s Position on Erroneous Gains

Internet sales tax bill prompts concerns in financial sector

Suit by GM worker accuses Fidelity of misusing interest income

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

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