May 14, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 14, 2013

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

Retirement calculators evolve into sophisticated tools

Accounting changes are pushing Japanese companies to DC plans

Student Loan Debt Could Affect Retirement

A looming threat employers face from 401(k) plan loan defaults

Optimistic About Their Financial Futures, Gen Y Saving Earlier and Planning Now for Retirement

PENSION PLANS

The Great Pension Derisking

Bullies and DB plans

Cash-strapped France turns reform focus to pensions

Exchanging Delayed Social Security Benefits for Lump Sums: Could This Incentivize Longer Work Careers?

Public Pension Plans Need to Know About Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

IPOs in U.S. on track for biggest year since 2007

Investors embrace riskier bonds, some experts say

Wall Street’s dominance of global finance carries risks

‘Insourcing’ trend growing among big institutional investors

Concerns mount about overhaul of benchmarks

U.S. government budget surplus surges in April

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Managers looking good to PE firms

Credit Hedge Funds Love the Volcker Rule

US hedge funds turn bullish on the euro

Forex: Hedge funds buy USD, trend may last

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Considerations for Joining a Private Health Exchange

Concerns mount about overhaul of benchmarks

Actuaries: PPACA may have mixed effects on costs

EEOC Taking Closer Look at Employer Wellness Programs

Which Workers Are Most at Risk of Reduced Work Hours Under the ACA? 

Cautious optimism healthcare spending growth has slowed

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

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HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Public University Presidents Are Prospering, Annual Compensation Study Finds

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL Requests Comments on Proposed Rule for Illustrating Lifetime Income on Benefit Statements

The New Pension Reporting Standard: What It Means for Governments 401(k)

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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