May 22, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 22, 2013

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

LIMRA Benchmarks In-Plan Guarantee Market for 2012

Retirement Income Sources Depend on Income, Age

Early Boomers Last to Retire Comfortably

High Net Worth Investors Refocus on Growth but Overlook Family, Health and Retirement Risks

Most advisers aren’t trying for younger clients

PENSION PLANS

Top 7 Strategies for Non-Profit Hospitals to Mitigate Pension Plan Risk

Illinois Pension Fix Seen in Best Rally Since 2011

Lump Sums More Common for DB Plans

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Chicago Fed: Economic Activity Was Slower In April

Chicago Fed: Manufacturing Is Softening

Bond Investors Must Prepare for Rate Spike

Poverty rises in America’s suburbs, research shows

Fed policy adviser seeks to slow trading

Central banks prop up stock market rally

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund managers making biggest ever bet against gold

Hedge Funds Set Record For ‘Sluggish’ Growth in 2013

Institutional hedge fund investments will climb to $2.3 trillion by 2017

Brokers Tighten Sales of Alternative Investments

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Role of Health Reform ‘Navigators’ Under Fire

Surviving a ‘Reformed’ Open Enrollment

Is the Future of American Health Care in Oregon?

Overruns Forcing Lower Payments to Some Providers Under Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

Some Individual Policies Offer Way to Shrink Deductibles, But Is It Legal?

Is a Private Exchange Right for Your Organization?

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Half of Americans Say Giving Is Best Part of Wealth

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

How to modify or terminate an NQDC plan without causing plan failure

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Bill Aims to Fend Off Fiduciary Status for Appraisers

SEC Commissioner Calls for Uniform Fiduciary Standard for Investment Industry

Beware of Prohibited Transactions in Self-Directed IRA Investment Opportunities

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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