March 6, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 6, 2013

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

401(k) World: A Deeper Look into Tom Friedman’s Nightmare

How to help job-changers shift retirement savings

Despite Higher 401(k) Balances, Only 12 Percent of Plan Sponsors Believe Employees Will Be Ready for Retirement

Managed Accounts Gaining Popularity

Council Addresses Real Estate as DC Plan Investment

What Are Your Real Retirement Costs?

Forget the Nest Egg, Savers Expect to Be in Hock for $25K at Retirement

Good Question: Should We Force People To Save For Retirement?

Translating Savings to Retirement Income

Adviser Confidence Takes Dive in April

PENSION PLANS

Global Pension Finance Watch

Funded Status of US Corporate Pensions Falls to 80.8 Percent in April

Plan to combine Okla. pension systems put on hold

Illinois House Passes Sweeping Pension Reform Bill in Close Vote

Pensions blow lid off New York’s tax cap

Public pensions stay private

Minnesota House signs off on pension bailout bill

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. jobless rate eases to 7.5%, job creation figures revised up

Jobless Claims Drop To A 5-Year Low

U.S. expecting job gains in manufacturing, service sectors

A Preliminary Forecast For Q2’s GDP

Treasury Yield Snapshot: 10 Year Yield At Its 2013 Closing Low

Think tanks warn about Fannie and Freddie moves

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Secrets of Investing Like a Hedge-Fund Manager 

HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index posts narrow decline of -0.05% in April

Private equity firms merge their investments to cut losses

Private equity fundraising down, but not out

The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index Closed Up 0.72% in April

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The Other Healthcare Divide : Healthcare Fluency

More insurers hint at PPACA exchange strategies

Big Insurers Wary of Entering New Obamacare Markets

Health Care Law Opponents Sue Obama Officials Over IRS Rules

Securing the Enrollment of Uninsured Americans in Health Coverage

Health Reform May Impact Your Finances

Healthcare shows second month of weak job contribution

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

New Google Giving App Promotes Small Gifts

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

The “Biggest Thing Happening” In Exec Comp

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Top Treasury Official Defends 401(k) Tax Proposal

Ruling Forces Advisors to Pick Appropriate Fund Share Classes

More Americans spending, rather than saving, tax refund

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeffrey H. Snyder is a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting. He has 16 years of broad-based defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan experience consulting to private, public/governmental, not-for-profit and multiemployer plan sponsors. He is responsible for establishing formal fiduciary review processes, evaluating investment managers and service providers, benchmarking plan features and fees as well as establishing communication and education strategies for his clients.

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