September 12, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 12, 2013

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

Making the Case for Working Longer

401(k), IRA rules could be changed in budget negotiations

401(k) investment advice: Can you trust it?

Class actions against 401(k)s on the rise?

The Annuity Vision

Participant Investing

The Bottom Line: ERISA Budgets


Saxon Angle: ERISA Accounts

PENSION PLANS

Nearly Two Dozen Public Pension Plans in Rhode Island Still Critically Underfunded

San Jose and Unions Make Final Argument in Court Battle Over Pension Cuts

DB Plans Offer ‘Immense’ Potential for Insurance Carriers

Corporate Pension Funding Dips Slightly in August

Honda cuts pensions, reduces benefits

The Politics of Pensions

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. moves up to fifth place in global ranking for best economies

Plunge in number of underwater mortgage borrowers

U.S. will hit debt ceiling between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5

Fed and Treasury monitor liquidity in bond markets

Fed expected to start tapering, experts say

Testing the Target-Date Theory

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Off 1.13% In August

Hedge Funds Fall 0.75%, Best S&P500 In August

HEALTH CARE

Vendors Vow Health Insurance Exchanges Will Be Ready on Time

Panel told PPACA implementation on track

Exchanges may draw 37 million already-covered workers

Major Flux for Retiree Health Care

PHILANTHROPY

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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Mass Layoffs? Overpaid CEOs? Blame McKinsey!

Global executive pay up 5.5% in a year

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, June 2013

Protecting Deferred Comp with Credit Default Swap

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL Still Working on Fiduciary Proposal

DOL fiduciary plan hits delay

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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

Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

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