May 30, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 30, 2013

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

For Performance, 401(k) Plans Can’t Touch Pensions

Financial advisers recommend alternatives to 529 plans

Middle-income America isn’t ready for fee-based advice

Framing Lifetime Income

Why It’s Time to Retire the Idea of Retirement

401(k) Wellness Scorecard for First Quarter 2013

403(b)s Becoming More Like 401(k)s — With One Big Exception

PENSION PLANS

Illinois Pension Proposal: Solution or Unconstitutional?

Bill Offers Pension Relief for Nonprofits

Double DB Pension Model Offers New Choice for Public Plan Sponsors

EU urges France to revamp pensions, rein in spending

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. house prices rise the most in 7 years

Eurozone Remains Sluggish as Global Economy Starts to Recover

U.S. consumer confidence reaches 5-year high

Housing market boost could slow Fed’s QE

Corporate capital expenditures rose 15% in 2012

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Investment in alternative assets on the rise globally

Hindsight Is Everything: Why Advisors Need To Step Up To The Hedge Fund Plate Now

Private Equity Activity in Latin America is Back on the Rise


Private equity essential to drive European growth

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

US Corporate Healthcare Programs And The ACA

Nondiscrimination Rules for Health Plans Looming

A Second Chance at Insuring the Masses

Medicare Spending Variations Mostly Due to Health Differences

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

What Do 77% of Philanthropists Have in Common?

Day of national giving aims to raise $100 million for grassroots organizations

Small Foundations Increased Assets and Grants Last Year

Biggest Cause-Marketing Drives Raised $358-Million Last Year

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

The Changing Face of HR

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Labor Department intends to require added information on 401(k) statements

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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