June 27, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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June 27, 2013

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

ETFs Gaining Popularity in 401(k) Plans

Know How: Discouraging Participant Loans

Plan sponsors forecast change to DC investment menus

Misjudged Lifetime Annuity Guarantees May Cost Life Insurers Billions

Low Interest Rates Affect Retirement Readiness

Effectively Monitoring TDFs

Making Inroads on the Path to Retirement Readiness

With few young recruits, adviser workforce shrinks

403(b) Plans Slowly Adopt Auto, Other Features

PENSION PLANS

The Allure of a DB

The Best Pension in the World

Pension funds may see the silver lining on the interest rate cloud

Pension buyouts might increase risk for plan, report finds

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Draghi and King try to ease fears about Fed withdrawal

Durable Goods Orders In May Better Than Expected

U.S. house prices increase the most since 2006

BofA report warns of bond fund outflows

Case-Shiller House Price Index And Change

U.S. consumer confidence rises in June

Deb Brown on Piloting the CIO Career Path

Rising Long-Term Rates Are Usually A Bullish Indicator

Why non-traditional financial reporting metrics are becoming popular

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Private Equity Finding Exits Easier Than Buyouts

Alternative Investments Still Popular, But Advisors Say Fees Are A Concern

Survey Reveals Greater Interest for Alternative ETFs

2012 Alternative Investment Survey of U.S. Institutions

More big-name hedge funds nurse wounds from bond sell-off

Hedge Fund Follies

Hedge Funds Understand Real Estate Risk

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Employers Test Plans That Cap Health Costs

$200 Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

N.Y. State Passes Bill Overhauling Law for Nonprofits

Philanthropists of the World: You’re Doing It Wrong!

Audacious Goals Help Some Nonprofit Groups Achieve Big Gains in Donations

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Grassley: Who Approved These Hospital CEO Bonuses?

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Settlement reached in Cigna 401(k) suit

Oregon House Passes Bill to Consider State-Run Retirement Savings Plan for Private Employees

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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