June 25, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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June 25, 2013

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

Balancing “Acts”

Should We Scrap the 401(k) System and Start Over?

ICI: Fees for mutual funds in 401(k) plans continue to fall

Target-Date Funds Gain Larger Share of 401(k) Dollars

Retirees search for comfort in index funds

Security and Liquidity: Stable Value for a Post-Crisis Market

State-Run Plans Could Hurt Advisers

Rowboats for Retirement

PENSION PLANS

New PBGC proposal facing stiff resistance

Retirees: Don’t sell off security of a pension

Pension funds lead push for proxy adviser oversight

Investors Need to Be Aware of interest Rate Risk

Social Security: It’s not all gloom and doom

Progress in reducing pensions burden has stalled

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Weighing The Week Ahead: How Will Markets Digest The New Fed Message?

China’s market falls amid liquidity squeeze

Developing economies cancel or cut bond sales

Weight of household debt seems to be shrinking

Upcoming U.S. economic data expected to show only modest progress

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Are US hedge funds more attractive? A tale of two markets

Private equity still wallflower among alternative assets

Facing up to hedge-fund ads in public

Hedge fund managed accounts get serious attention

Institutional investors not taking the long view

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health care expansion could make it tougher to see a doctor

Healthcare law causing SCC to re-examine adjunct faculty members

Witness: Medicare needs help from private payers

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Charity saw steady growth in 2012

Strengthen not-for-profit governance with 15 key policies

The Big Boom in Online Giving

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

CEO, worker pay gap continues to widen

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL’s fiduciary standard faces bipartisan criticism

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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