September 4, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 4, 2013

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

Fewer Americans retiring at 65

401(k)s are replacing pensions. That’s making inequality worse.

How the 401(k) Revolution Created a Few Big Winners and Many Losers

Retirement Lessons from Australia, Canada and the Netherlands

First Year of Retirement: Where Does the Money Go?

Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances by Age and Tenure, Updated as of September 1, 2013

Ben Bernanke vs Target Date Funds

Retirement plan sponsorship, participation grows

Fees, performance not the best 401(k) benchmarks

PENSION PLANS

World’s largest pension funds post 9.8% gain in assets

Lufthansa wants to drop current pension plan for new scheme

Spain tables pension reform plan tied to life expectancy

France says pension reform enough for several years

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Labor Market Trends As Of Labor Day

PIMCO expects Fed to cut bond buying despite MBS decline

Brazil’s economy grew 6% in Q2

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund beta interest grows, but capacity strained

Hedge Funds: Are High Performance Fees Worth It?

Private equity firms eye stakes in insurance industry

Hedge Funds Can Offer Low Volatility

HEALTH CARE

Employers expect 7% increase in benefit costs

Holding Health Care Accountable

Employee Satisfaction with Health Coverage and Care Depends on Plan Design

ACA Expected to Cause Few Benefits Disruptions

Complex Personal Issues May Cloud Decisions About Buying Insurance

Health Insurance Information Frictions, Plan Choice, and Consumer Welfare

PHILANTHROPY

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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Florida Pension Manager Pushes Back Against Executive Compensation

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL fiduciary rule reproposal is on track for October release

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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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