August 13, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 13, 2013

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

401(k) Reform Movement Growing: Three Major Gamechangers

Retirement Income View Brighter for Couples as a Unit

Retirement Savings: The Real Problem

Near-term target-date funds clobbered by bond market

Assets increase 12% to $4.23 trillion

Many plan sponsors unhappy with their advisors

PENSION PLANS

Lump-sum beats annuity by a mile, EBRI finds

KC pension reform nears a key victory

Detroit Fight Shows Why Public Pensions Are Bound For Problems

City’s pension worsens, but officials expect a positive turn

Who will end up paying for underfunded State pensions?

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Job Outlook 2013-2014

An Overview Of The World Economic Situation

Financial advisers plan move into emerging-market funds

Jobless Claims Beat Consensus, 4-Week Average At Post-Recession Low

Bond traders accept risk in quest for return

Upbeat economic news and projections for China lift oil prices

Funds Worldwide See $665B Inflow in 2013

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Pushing alternatives for state pension funds

The Next Private-Equity Investors: Mom and Pop

Investment in hedge funds targeting Asia is close to $100B

Hedge funds search for next wave

Alts require due diligence

Incorporating alternatives into a multi-asset portfolio

Hedge Funds Divulge Outlook for Sovereign Wealth

Hedge funds net short on ags for first time ever

Stock Investors Take a Cue From Private Equity

HEALTH CARE

Are health care premiums spiking?

The Ultimate Cost of the Employer Mandate Delay

PHILANTHROPY

The race is on for charities to win support from a fast-moving America

Raising Money in a Changing World

Corporations Get Stingier as Profits Rise

Good Charity, Bad Charity

Area college endowments doing well

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Lockheed Martin employees win class-action status in 401(k) suit

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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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