May 15, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 15, 2013

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

Has DC Plan Design Come Full Circle?

Generation Y Saving Aggressively for Retirement

Plan Sponsors Embracing Social Media

The Changing Role of Adviser

PBS Frontline’s ‘The Retirement Gamble’ Got 401(k)s Right

The Language of Savings

Top Five Actions Employers Can Take to Help Employees Become Super Savers for Retirement

PENSION PLANS

Can Pension Funds Do Without Sin?

Pensions, other ‘legacy costs,’ to total nearly 25% of NYC budget by 2015

Oklahoma governor vetoes pension reform bill

Modelling and Management of Longevity Risk

Detroit emergency manager might ‘suggest modifications’ to 2 city pension plans

Teamsters Multiemployer Pensions On Brink Of Collapse: DOL Asked To Investigate

Town Moving To Defined Contribution Pension Plan


How We Are Changing the Narrative on Retirement Security

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Jump in U.S. retail sales surprises economists

Government spending cuts have public support in Europe

European banking union continues to face obstacles

Institutional investors turn to new risk-management tools

Benchmarks paint different pictures of U.S. inflation

Weekly Gasoline Update: Regular Is Up 7 Cents, Premium 5 Cents

U.S. Industrial Production: April 2013 Preview

REIT Returns Are on a Roll

Economic Indicators to Include Focus on Pensions

Public Sector Workers and Job Security

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Institutions Broadening Use of Alternatives

Where do alternatives fit into a DC plan?


Families edging out private equity in consumer deals

Hedge funds see opportunities in credit investments

Do hedge funds belong in the annuity business?

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Americans Underestimate Health Costs in Retirement

Income protection still a mystery for young workers


Specialty drugs: What will sick people do?


Short-Term Strategies for Healthcare Savings

Health care jobs top millennials’ wish list

Invasion of the Health Insurance Brokers

Hospitals, Testing Companies Face Questions About Value of Community Screenings

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofit exec pay examined

Corporate philanthropy: good for the soul — and your bottom line

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

CEOs who are good matches for firms have higher initial compensation

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Tax reform, tax treaties could be delayed over IRS scandal

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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