August 21, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 21, 2013

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

Misunderstanding Impedes Auto Feature Adoption

Letter from Yale Law School Dean to ASPPA About Professor Ayres’ 401(k) Fee Research

Communication Needs More Focus on Younger Employees

Holistic Financial Planning for Retirement

Employer Stock in 401(k)s Bad for the Bottom Line?

Survey: Majority of 401(k) sponsors happy with adviser

DC Plans an Important Part of Higher Ed. Benefits

Most 401(k) participants have recovered since 2008

PENSION PLANS

Detroit Officials, Pension Funds to Meet

County pension funds consider merger

Pension Funds Dispute Actuarial Calculations in Detroit Bankruptcy

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Currencies in emerging markets plummet

Central banks deal with bond worries

Auditor: Fannie, Freddie fail to disclose potential losses

Rural Economy Growing Slowly

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

How the Hedge Fund Pricing Model of 2% and 20% Is Changing

Hedge funds see best monthly inflows in six months

HEALTH CARE

The Danger of Wellness Programs: Don’t Become the Next Penn State

Hospitals May Absorb Risk of Insurers’ Debtor Patients

One in Five Health Systems to Become Payers by 2018

Employer-Sponsored Family Health Premiums Rise a Modest 4 Percent in 2013, Employer Survey Finds

PHILANTHROPY

In Charitable Giving, No ‘Hierarchy of Goodness’

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Executive Compensation: Balancing Business Needs with External Pressure

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

State-Sponsored Retirement Plans for Private-Sector Employees: A Better Way to Save for Retirement?

Investment Adviser Ordered to Restore Plan Losses

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc., Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

Considered an “industry insider”, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans” discussing the latest regulatory, investment, plan design and behavioral finance ideas. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals such as The Benefits Law Journal and Institutional Investor and has written countless articles. He recently authored Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors, both picked up by the National media.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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