July 24, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily compilation of the latest industry news delivered right to your inbox

July 24, 2013

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

Claim that 401(k)s Beat Defined Benefit Plans Stirs Controversy

401(k) Advisers Try to Counter Prof’s Critical Letter

Advisers’ toughest adversary is human nature, study finds

A Professor Puts the Scare in Plan Sponsors

Golden Years or Financial Fears? Decision Making After Attendance at Retirement Seminars

Is Your Retirement Seminar Really Helping?

TDFs Most Popular QDIA

Keys to pinpointing when you can retire

PENSION PLANS

Detroit Funding Gap Reveals Industry Dispute on Pension Actuarial Calculations

Pension plans demand long duration bonds

San Jose Pension Reforms Have First Test in Court 

New Jersey Pension Funds Consider Adding to High Yield in 2014

Rising rates solve one pension problem, but another arises

Orr Tells Detroit Retirees: Your Pensions, Benefits Are Safe for 6 Months Amid Bankruptcy

PBGC Proposes Premium Changes

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Economists expect U.S. growth to top 2%

Chicago Fed: Economic Activity Slightly Improved In June

Home resales post modest monthly decline

Swaps signal Fed stimulus withdrawal won’t trigger big volatility

China won’t let GDP growth fall below 7%, premier says

Japan raises economic outlook

Housing becomes strategic investment for institutions

U.S. banks have little to celebrate

5 reasons to re-think the 60/40 rule

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds bet on price rebound after a dismal Q2

Alts. Managers Unhappy Over Hedge Fund Harmonization Rules

Despite rule change, some alternatives managers won’t embrace marketing

As Banks Retreat, Hedge Funds Smell Profit

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Bend The Healthcare Cost Curve Downward By Letting Healthcare Costs Rise

How a Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distorts Doctors’ Pay

Detroit Wants to Unload 19,389 Retirees Into Obamacare’s Marketplaces

Crafting Made-To-Order Benefit Packages for Younger Employees

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Charities Borrow Ideas From Political Campaigns to Increase Donations

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Spreecast: What’s the Matter With CEO Pay

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Plan Sponsors Can Reset Disclosure Date

The End of the Road

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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