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August 15, 2013
401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS
Should 401(k) Plan Sponsors Ban Risk Tolerance Questionnaires?
Warning Clients On 401(k) Loans
Target-Date Funds Post ‘Respectable’ Results
Transamerica: Underemployed, employed draining 401(k) accounts
Rekenthaler Comes to 401k’s Defense
The race to de-risk sparks growth for pension practices
Worth the Risk? Pensions Opt for High Yield Debt
Energy through Waste: a New Pension Investment Trend
Pension Funding Ratios Higher in 2Q13
Public Pensions Gain 12%, Most In Two Years
City wins on pensions but more fights ahead
Investor group notches governance changes at 9 companies
THE CAPITAL MARKETS
U.S. consumer spending is picking up, retail data show
Spending cuts hit long-term jobless in U.S.
Money returns to bond market
Can You Have Too Many Bonds?
China accelerates cutback of industrial capacity
More rescue spending awaits Europe
Registered investment advisers’ M&A volume is lowest in 5 years
Small Business Sentiment: Fractionally Higher In Historically Weak Trend
Will The Wealth Effect Lead To Increased U.S. Consumer Borrowing?
Overwhelmed Investment Committees’ Solution: Outsourcing
Hedge Funds a Good Diversifier
Hedge Funds Turn From Gold, Other Commodities
Hedge funds continue rising trend in solid market environment
Hedge funds’ registered AUM tops $4 trillion according to SEC data
Hedge funds are back: 70% see positive July returns
Japanese Hedge Funds Up 19 Percent in 2013
Which alternative assets should a pension fund own?
High-Deductible Plans Increase Bad Debt, Hospitals Say
ACA Exchanges May Aid Quality Reporting
Employers Reassess Retiree Health Benefits Strategy
Early PPACA costs fall hardest on small business
Raising Money in a Changing World
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Regulate banks’ non-executive risk-takers
The benefits of tying executive compensation to sustainability
LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
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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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