9/18/2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 18, 2013

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

Our 401(k)s Show We’re Not Taking Investor Confidence Seriously

Bidding wars in the 401(k) world

Rise of 401(k)s Hurt More Americans than It Helped

Expecting an inheritance? Not many do, survey says

Plans to Work Longer Not Panning Out

Retirement will keep shrinking adviser pool

SPARK Fears Loss of Money Market Fund Options

Can Defined Contribution Plan Returns Match Defined Benefit?

PENSION PLANS

U.S. public pension plans post double-digit returns

Wisconsin Shines Brightest in Pension Ranking

Reports call for alternatives to defined benefit pensions

Pension reform eyed at state level

S&P Revises Chicago’s Outlook to Negative on Pension Costs

Puerto Rico Can Only Cover 11.2% of Pension Costs

Islamic pensions make inroads among asset managers

National pension group challenges Pew’s work

Pensions a sticking point in city bankruptcies

Postal Service Offers Early Retirement to More Than 15,000 Supervisors

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Employment disparity rises between rich and poor

Headline Inflation Is Up, Core Unchanged

Fed’s tapering doesn’t have to be disruptive

U.S. hasn’t done enough to prevent another financial crisis

Michigan Consumer Sentiment: A Downside Surprise

August Advance Retail Sales Disappoint

Natural unemployment rate is obsolete idea

China establishes 7% as minimum growth rate

Capital Punishment

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Clients ready to listen to advisers on alternative investments

The S and P 500 Beats Hedge Funds And Adam Smith Knew Why

The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Finished down 0.54% in August

Single-Family Offices Are Negotiating Down Hedge Fund Fees

Brics become Bics for private equity

Hedge funds-of-funds managers in midst of metamorphosis

Event-driven hedge funds lead all hedge fund strategies through August

HEALTH CARE

Employees Asking Questions About Health Reform

PPACA: Built to fail

Analysts: Investors expect PPACA to start slowly

Hospitals Key to Insurance Exchange Enrollment

PHILANTHROPY

Financial Titans Tarred by 2008 Crisis Have Kept Up Giving

Ninety percent of kids give to charity

New GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report Reveals Economic Uncertainty Continued to Affect Compensation in Fiscal Year 2011

Charities That Follow Watchdog’s Rules See Fundraising Boost

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Say on pay voting study may reveal more than it intended

Fortune 500 Outside Director Pay Shows Modest Growth, Emphasis on Cash

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Marginal Tax Rates and the Benefits of Tax Deferral

Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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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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