July 31, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 31, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

NAGDCA Addresses Retirement Income Strategies

Low earning Gen X faces additional decade in workforce

Should You Buy Retirement Income?

Retirement Living: Dreams are just a plan away

Retirement Plan Expenses: Employees Do Little To Change High Fees

401(k) Plans: What They Really Cost

PENSION PLANS

Fight Looms Over Pensions for Detroit Retirees

Pension crisis worsens in Pa.

Defined benefit ‘far from dead in the water’

Pensions: The next investing challenge

Are Private Equity Partners Responsible for Unfunded Pensions?

The OCIO Revolution: Here to Stay?

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Hedging Appropriate As U.S. Dollar Strengthens

Michigan Consumer Sentiment: Highest Level In 6 Years


Detroit bankruptcy is a warning sign


Analysts expect drop in government-bond sales


Pending home sales decrease as mortgage rates increase

Audit reveals U.S. paid $36.6M to dead farmers

2008 economic crisis had minor effect on insurers

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Boost Brent Crude Net-Longs to Five-Month High

Hedge Funds Face “Crisis Of Performance” 

Hedge Funds Are Buying Detroit Bonds

Hedge Fund Alpha Down For Fourth Straight Month in 2013

HEALTH CARE

Detroit Looks to Health Insurance Exchanges to Ease Costs

Privacy and Security in the ACA’s Data Hub

Are Companies Bluffing on Health Benefits?

Health Care M&A Spending Grows in Q2 2013, Compared with Q1 

Health care costs rise at slowest rate in 50 years

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Tightening Incentive Plan Performance Criteria a Top Priority for Both HR and Finance Executives

Shareholders increasingly draw line in sand on executive pay

Say on Pay Compensation Changes Working

Earning Their Keep

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

ASPPA Asks DOL to Improve Form 5500

PHILANTHROPY

Young donors want to see results

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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