June 26, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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

Limiting the 401(k) Finder’s Fee

Change the Conversation About Planning for Income During Retirement

Interest rates have ‘modest’ impact on retirement preparedness

A Lifetime Strategy

PENSION PLANS

Ariz. Moving Elected Officials to DC Plan

Judge dismisses suit over Verizon buyout

How Companies Should Handle the Pension Adequacy Crisis

Traditional Pension Plans Can Still Work. Really.

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. unemployment higher compared with when recession started

European bond-market sell-off prompts crisis concerns


Weight of household debt seems to be shrinking


U.S. companies and local governments delay bond offerings


Corporations turn to convertible bonds


Muni-bond market is in better shape than it appears


Institutional investors cut flow of funds into emerging markets


Fed’s Hint at Imminent Tapering Jolts Junk Bonds


Can You Have Too Many Bonds?

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Alternatives, ETFs Becoming More Popular

Should retirement savers use alternative assets?


Annual Survey Finds Continued Interest in Alternative Investments; Shift from Hedge Funds to Alternative Mutual Funds


Funds-of-Funds as Advisors: The Next Iteration


Hedge Funds: The Misunderstood Asset Class

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Promise of Price Cut on Hospital Bills Is in Limbo

Large employers demand more bang for health care buck

Adverse Selection and an Individual Mandate: Determining the Optimal Penalty Amount

Healthcare IT market destined to boom in the coming five years

Ford, UAW Come Up With Unique Way To Cut Health Care Costs

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Giving Trends in Philanthropy

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Aging Workforce Changes Workers’ Compensation Trends

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Tentative Settlement Reached in Excessive Fee Case

Government policy becomes big concern for advisers

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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