August 26, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 26, 2013

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

DC will make it difficult to persuade workers to retire

Reinvigorating Enrollment

More Carrying Debt into Retirement

Participant Transfers Slow in July

401(k) in Jeopardy: The Danger Rising Interest Rates Pose

Can retirement savings be improved?

Small Increase In 401(k) Contribution Yields Big Nest Egg Benefits

Retirement more confusing than health care to workers

The conspiracy for failure in 401(k) plans

PENSION PLANS

Possible pension fix could save $145B

PBGC to take over 3 Allied Systems pension plans

Portsmouth’s pension pains: pricier payouts

Opportunities could be lost if trustees are not ready to act

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Lagging inflation could delay Fed plan to cut bond buying

4-week average of initial jobless claims hits 6-year low

Eurozone business activity posts biggest gain in 2 years

Treasury secretary asks Congress to move decisively on debt ceiling

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Equity hedge funds come up short in 2013

Insurers allowed to invest in private equity, debt funds

Hedge fund trackers shooting the lights out

How Some Hedge Funds Navigate the Turbulence

Hedge Funds Net Short In Emerging Markets And Gold In Q2

Wealthy millennials prefer alternative investments to stock market

Hedge fund rules absent in 16 EU states

Why hedge-fund middlemen must adapt or die

HEALTH CARE

We Need To Know More About Wellness Incentives

The Numbers Behind UPS’s Move to Cut Spousal Health Coverage

Health Care Rises on CFO Priority Lists

Delta Air Lines: Next Year, Our Health Care Costs Will Increase By ‘Nearly $100 Million’

PPACA eludes young adults

States scramble to get health-care law’s insurance marketplaces up

PHILANTHROPY

Wealth and Narcissism: Is Philanthropy a Mirror on the Wall?

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Most shareholders back management in say-on-pay votes

SEC Is Set to Propose New Rule on CEO Pay

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Resistance high to lifetime income illustrations

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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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