June 24, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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June 24, 2013

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

The Retirement Savings Crisis: Is It Worse Than We Think?

Unity Needed to Tackle Flaws in Defined Contribution Pensions

Risky Business: Living Longer Without Income for Life

DC Plan Participants Favor Target Date, International Equity Funds

Assets in DC Plans Flowing to Target Date and International Equity Strategies 

DC participants sold stocks in 2012, despite strong equity returns

Under-40 Is Untapped Market

Limiting the 401(k) Finder’s Fee

The Retirement Savings Gap: Time to Panic?

PENSION PLANS

Momentum Building Towards DC in US Public Sector

Pension costs: Pushing cities toward fiscal disaster

Economic Policy Council report blasts RI’s pension overhaul

Pennsylvania committee approves bill to close 2 state DB plans

Pension Fund Takes Neighborly Advice

Pension funds hedge their bets on hedging

Collective pensions – what the industry thinks

Shifting Risk: Insurers Take a Gamble on Pensions

Putin Puts Pensions at Risk in $43 Billion Bid to Jolt Economy

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Wall Street slides more than 2% as sell-off continues

U.S. home resales exceed 5M annual rate


First-time unemployment claims climb in U.S.


Market turmoil highlights risk of Fed stimulus withdrawal


China warns banks not to expect help with liquidity squeeze

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

European hedge funds struggle to break into US market

Hedge Funds Using ETFs for Trades

Hedge Funds Shift to Stocks, Just in Time for Pullback

Hedge Funds Understand Real Estate Risk

Private equity exits hit by economic uncertainty

Hedge fund exits rise in June as investors reposition at mid-year

Hedge Funds’ Emerging Growth Pains

The Rise of Alternative Funds

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Annual Growth Rates of Health Care Costs Accelerated in April

Local Governments Cut Part-Time Hours to Avoid Obamacare Mandate

ACA Leading to More Self-Insured Health Plans

Sustainable healthcare: trends urge need to put prevention before cure

North American Healthcare IT Market Worth $31.3 Billion by 2017

PPACA premiums lower than expected

Employment-Based Health Coverage Levels Hold Steady

GAO Report Points to Challenges in Setting Up Federal Health Insurance Marketplaces

2013 Employer-Sponsored Health Care: ACA’s Impact

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

How a Strong Image Can Lift Fundraising

Charitable giving continues to be a victim of recession

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Pay for Performance: Rethink Your Metrics

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

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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, defined contribution and nonqualified retirement plan experience consulting to private, public/governmental, not-for-profit, higher education, healthcare 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 and implementing communication and education strategies for his clients.

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