September 6, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 6, 2013

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

Retirement Responsibility Shift to Workers Creates Inequality

Gen Y Acting on Hard Lessons Learned

Colleges, universities are using more financial advisers

401(k) income projections are a good idea

401(k) Plans Add More Personalized Advice

Does Risk-Parity Target-Date Strategy Work?

PENSION PLANS

State pensions underfunded by $4.1 trillion, study claims

Funded status of corporate pension plans holds steady in August

Transit worker unions prevail — for now — over pension reform

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. vehicle sales spiked 17% in August

Emerging markets put monetary policy in spotlight at G-20

14.5% of households were “food insecure” in 2012

China’s economic future looking brighter

Regulators continue to struggle with money-fund rules

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Investors sour on commodities as portfolio diversifier

Hedge fund reforms impact long/short funds

Hedge fund beta interest grows, but capacity strained

HEALTH CARE

The value of private health exchanges

PPACA may pack bigger punch than RomneyCare

Time for Defined Contribution Health Benefits?

An Early Look at Premiums and Insurer Participation in Health Insurance Marketplaces, 2014

Value Based Purchasing by the Self-Insured Employer

Technical Snafus Confuse Charges for Obamacare Plans

PHILANTHROPY

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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

CEO Pay Disclosure Rule: About as Dumb as It Gets

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Fiduciary standard’s backers ready SEC lobbying campaign

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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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