July 23, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 23, 2013

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

New Retirement Trend: Managed 401(k) Plans

Retirement industry pushes back

Letters to 401(k) sponsors cause adviser headaches

The relationship between job characteristics and retirement savings in defined contribution plans

Many Americans’ advisers will retire before they do


Five Factors That Reveal Plan Health


Managed accounts out of favor with DC plan execs

PENSION PLANS

Pension, health care benefits won’t change until 2014, Kevyn Orr tells Free Press

Pension Payouts May Turn on Whether State or Federal Law Prevails

After Detroit bankruptcy filing, city retirees on edge as they face pension cuts

San Jose and unions set for court battle over pensions

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Weighing The Week Ahead: It’s All About Earnings!

Companies continue to hold high levels of cash


Philly Fed Business Outlook: Manufacturing Conditions Improved

Jobless Claims Plunge To 334K, But July Seasonal Adjustment Is Problematic

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Unchanged in June

Rise in interest rates positive for life stocks

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds’ bullish commodity bets near 6-month peak after Fed

Hedge fund exits fall to six month low in July

Major Public Pension Gets Agile with Derivatives Overlay

Investors Are Getting Tired Of Waiting For Hedge Funds To Deliver In 2013

Hedge fund bets on US oil prices hit record level

Hedge Fund Launches Accelerate in Europe

PE Exits Go Out The Window

Hedge fund, private equity firms feeling new registration push

Private equity firms invest nearly $6 billion during H1 2013

Alternative investments are increasingly popular

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS


Home healthcare providers draw increasing scrutiny

Employers still have PPACA work to do

Healthcare overhaul leads hospitals to focus on patient satisfaction

Accountants: Health Care Law Makes New Hires Less Likely

Use the Delay to Prepare for ACA

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Rural Philanthropy: Making Change Beyond Grantmaking

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

The Datafication of Human Resources

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Religious Charities Ask Congress To Save Charitable Deduction in Tax Overhaul

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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