May 17, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 17, 2013

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

Automatic 401(k) Saving Features No Fail-Safe to Retirement Success

Lessons from Australia’s Retirement System

Accumulation’s Done. Now What?

Retirees Need Nearly Quarter Million for Health Care

More 401(k) Options Mean Worse Outcomes

Plans Have Turned Back to Asset-Allocation Funds

How to Reduce Employee Cravings for 401(k) Loans

Getting What You Need for Retirement

Reenrollment in Retirement Plans: Better Process, Same Great Benefits

Is the 4% Rule Folly?

Pool of wealthy investors expands

Most 401(k) Participants Will Invest in Target-Date Funds by 2017

Study: 9 in 10 Americans Underestimate Their Hidden 401(k) Fees

Redefining Retirement Readiness

PENSION PLANS

Securities Lending Is Back

IRS Reversal on Status Lets PBGC Save Plan

Pension De-Risking Through Lump Sum Offers

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. wholesale prices decline the most since 2010

Counting the Cost of Living


Investors’ cash pours into funds that buy corporate loans

Bonds appear scarce despite debt being everywhere

Cross-border trading of BRICS derivatives is foundering

France slips into double-dip recession

A Powerful Stock-Price Predictor

There Will Be No QE Exit

U.S. Dollar Quietly Surging Higher

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

A Rare Bird: The Tax-Efficient Alternative

Private equity investment in infrastructure poised to pick up

What Hedge Fund Titans Are Buying

‘Smart Money’ Hedge Funds Don’t Look So Smart Anymore

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Employers Evaluating Health Benefits Strategies

Drug costs persist as concern for Medicare patients

The market was working

CBO: ObamaCare repeal will increase the deficit

Report Predicts Drop in Health Care Costs During Retirement

Take Me Out to the Ballgame … and Sign Me Up for Health Insurance

The Future of Health Care Benefits

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy: The difficult art of giving

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

What’s a CEO Worth? More Firms Say $10 Million

Stock Options— By Another Name

Sector Is Same, But Pay Gap Is Big for Some CEOs

Proposed Deferred Pay Rules Present Tax-Saving Opportunities

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

House Bill Seen Slowing DOL’s Fiduciary Push

CFTC is poised to vote on swaps rules

Bill would make SEC and DOL coordinate fiduciary rules

Why tax reform won’t happen before 2014

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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