July 5, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 5, 2013

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

Different Retirement Outlooks for Early, Late Boomers

Recent Studies on Rollovers Identify Emerging Issues

What Drives a 401(k) to Work So Well

Boomers May Be Two Separate Generations When It Comes to Retirement Planning

Optimal Life Cycle Portfolio Choice with Variable Annuities Offering Liquidity and Investment Downside Protection

Measuring Employee Savings and Investing Behavior in Defined Contribution Plans: 2013 Benchmarks

PBGC considers database for unclaimed defined contribution plan assets

Impact of Tussey v. ABB on Fiduciary Advisors

PENSION PLANS

S&P 1500 Pension Funding Hits a High Point

Canada Implements Old Age Security Pension Delay

High Investment Fees Don’t Mean High Returns

Pensions: Annuity rates ‘starting to rise’

PBGC Seeks Comments for Missing Participants Program

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Consumer Inflation For June Likely Up 0.4%

Long-term unemployed’s payment cut by sequester

Auto dealers in U.S. post best monthly sales since 2007

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Shed 2.10% In June, Leverage Falls From April Peak

Fund Managers Clamour for Rising Infrastructure Inflows

Four Ways In Which Hedge Funds Can Create Value

Private Equity Real Estate Fundraising Nearly Triples in Second Quarter

With bond market in turmoil, nontraditional investments deserve closer look

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health Law Employer Mandate Delayed by U.S. Until 2015

Is the Time Right for Private Health Insurance Exchanges?

Troubled Cities See Exchanges as Way to Unload Retiree Liabilities

Employers urged to be wary of zombie workforce

Companies Jumpy over Upcoming Obamacare Provisions

Businesses react to health care act delay

Delay in Major Health Law Provision Raises Doubts at Critical Stage of Rollout

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

In Giving are Self-made Millionaires or America’s Poor More Generous?

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Report: Climb in CEO pay unstoppable

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Employers Should Respond to DOMA With Steps That Offset Risks

DOL Investigations: What Plan Sponsors and Service-Providers Can Expect

Be a Functional Fiduciary Without Doing Anything: Seventh Circuit Rejects DOL’s Theory

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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