September 11, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 11, 2013

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

Retirees Often Underestimate What They Will Need

Fact or Fiction? Slaying the Myth of the 401(k) Tax Advantage

Fiduciary Duty and Investment Advice: Attitudes of 401(k) and 403(b) Participants

Move Over, 401(k): IRA Fees Are What Really Hurt

DC Participation Peaks, But Savings Rates Still Falling Short

PENSION PLANS

Most pensions can’t be controlled by local government, Moody’s says

Bill would give California county pension funds privacy shield larger ones enjoy

DB plans increasingly use delegated investment providers

Kodak Leaves Bankruptcy Behind with its Pensions Intact

Honda pension, benefit cuts

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

The Trend Toward Part-Time Employment: A Closer Look

Active Investors Confident in Market Growth

People abandoning labor market creates dilemma for Fed

Developed economies grow faster, emerging ones slower

Hiring optimism rises among CPAs

CBO: Federal budget deficit down $400B from a year ago

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Start Sept. With 0.33% Gain

Here’s a Look at the Rise of Alternative Investments

Hedge Funds Slashing Fees Amid Industry Shift

Hedge Funds Reduce Fees As Performance Lags

Private Equity in a ‘Rut’ Since 2008

HEALTH CARE

Mandate delay would save $36 billion

Millions of Workers Might Dump Employer Plans Under Obamacare

Consumers with Serious Medical Problems Need to Carefully Assess Total Plan Costs

PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofits Anxiously Try to Show Results for New Charity Navigator Ratings

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

IRS Probing Non-Qualified 457(b) Plans

Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Employer Costs Rise: Study

SEC considers rule comparing CEO pay with workers

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Employers Need to Make DOMA-Related Updates

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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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