July 12, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 12, 2013

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

Investment Menu Simplification on Plan Sponsors’ To-Do Lists

Should 401(k) savers bail on bond funds?

CBO Finds Lifetime Annuities a Bad Idea for Retirees

How Much Should You Annuitize?

Higher Savings Rate Should Be Legislated by Congress, Says Fidelity Exec

PENSION PLANS

Pension Advisers Talk Like CFOs

Milliman analysis: Continuing improvement in interest rates reduces corporate pension funding deficit by $47 billion

Pension Funding Status Improves in First Half of 2013

Detroit Pensions Begin Talks Over Plan to Cut Benefits

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Minutes: Fed won’t cut bond buying until unemployment is lower

Capital flight drives down BRIC stocks, bonds, currencies

Advisers are optimistic about equities

Full-Time Versus Part Time Employment: A Closer Look

Corporate Bond Selloff May Be Overblown

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

SEC approves advertising for hedge funds and private offerings

Hedge funds can now advertise. What it really means.

State subpoenas 15 brokerages over sales of alternatives

Mundane, No Longer: Insurance General Accounts

Property Crushes Hedge Funds in Alternative Markets

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Obamacare Delay Poses Legal Risk to Employers

Employees Often Pick Lower-Cost Health Plans

Seeing Opening, House GOP Pushes Delay on Individual Mandate in Health Law

CBO Forecasts Keep Getting Worse

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

The Magic of Finding and Presenting Compelling Data

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

The Unintended Consequences of Say on Pay Votes

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOMA Decision Raises Big Questions for Retirement Plan Sponsors and Participants

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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