July 8, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 8, 2013

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

401(k) savers’ participation rates have stalled

Few Get Paid Advice, and Even Fewer Take It 

Study gives hope to pre-retirees worried about lack of savings

Mitigating Behavioral Risk Through Plan Design

Mitigating fiduciary liability for defined contribution plan investment decisions

Industry Leaders to DOL: Don’t Stifle Innovation

Why 401(k) Plan Providers are the Biggest Threat to Retirement

PENSION PLANS

Pension panel to further study universities’ plan

US state pension funds urged to index

Public pension plan executives slam fee study

Underfunded pensions a growing problem across Pa.

Canadian pension plans boosted by rising interest rates

City of Regina sets out potential changes to fix pension deficit

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Economy grew by 195,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6%

ADP Says U.S. Private Payrolls Up 188k In June


June Employment Report

CMBS issuance forecasts cut as rates rise

Surge in imports balloons U.S. trade gap

Mortgage interest-rate increases start dragging down housing recovery

Outsourcing of investment management close to $1T

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds hit by June sell-off even as many still boast 2013 gains

Expected Rotation Out of Bonds Rattles Hedge Funds

SEC To Vote On Hedge Fund Advertising Rules

Hedge Funds Post Biggest Declines in One Year Amid Market Rout

Real Returns: Are Private-Equity Gains Built to Last?

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health care stocks pull back

Health-care rule’s delay is applauded by business groups

‘I Wish We Had One More Year:’ States Are Struggling to Launch Obamacare on Time

Most U.S. Health Spending Is Exploding, But Not for Mental Health

Feds: Keep 2014 PPACA fees out of 2013 loss ratios

Could the US delay health care rule for individuals?

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Tuition Crisis: Colleges Need More ‘Skin in the Game’

“Unbridled trust” can make not-for-profits vulnerable to fraud

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

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REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Plan Sponsor’s Notice of Change in Retirement Plan Structure Was Not Defective and Did Not Justify Equitable Relief 

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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