June 5, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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June 5, 2013

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

A Guide For Globalizing DC Core Menus

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Is it Time to Diversify DC Risk with Alternative Investments

More Conversations With 401(k) Clients Critical

403(b) Program Creates Concerns About Future of Individually Designed Plans

Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances by Age and Tenure, May 2013 Update

PENSION PLANS

Fitch Downgrades Illinois over Pension Mess

Employers face cost of ill-health early retirement provision

Social Security’s Financial Outlook: The 2013 Update in Perspective

Pension Funding Soars on Interest Rate Rise

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. manufacturing hits lowest level in 4 years

Wall Street pours money into troubled housing markets

Stocks more risky than bonds

Volatility could trip up bond trading at banks

Record exports drive Spain’s economic rebound

Time For Tapering: What QE Has Done, And Why It’s Time For The Fed To Stop

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Private equity deals widen ‘performance gap’

Hedge Funds Dump Housing

More Pension Funds Dispense with Hedge Funds as an Asset Class

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

ink Between Employee, Company Wellness

District of Columbia Council to Consider Moving All Insurance for Individuals, Small Businesses to Exchange

Evidence Shows Provider Consolidation Leads to Higher Health Costs for Consumers and Employers

Consumer-Directed Health Plans Reduce the Long-Term Use of Outpatient Physician Visits and Prescription Drugs

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

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HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Round Two of Shareholder Say-on-Pay Litigation

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL Announces Wind Up of Abandoned Plans

ASPPA Comments About Tax Expenditures Report

Fiduciary Training for Committee Members

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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