9/23/2013

by The Morning Pulse

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September 23, 2013

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

Does your target-date fund have a secret flaw?

Health Care Costs Hindering Saving for Retirement

How did 401(k) plans get so hard?

Passion for the Participant

Annuity inflows dropped in June

The 4% Rule Doesn’t Line Up With New Reality

Higher Ed. Institutions See Benefits of Sole 403(b) Provider

Money Market Funds in Defined Contribution Plans: Time to Rethink? 

Guarding Fiduciaries and Optimizing Committees

PENSION PLANS

The public-private pension divide

Rhode Island State Pensions to Lower Assumed Rate of Return — Again

Moody’s Proposes Making Pension Liabilities a Bigger Factor in Bond Ratings

The Social Security Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions for Public Employees in the Health and Retirement Study

The Long, Sorry Tale of Pension Promises

Civic Council urges city to stick with traditional pension

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Fed’s delay gives emerging nations time for reform

Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

U.S. house resales hit highest level since 2007

Analysis: Investors flee from state-run corporations

ETFs become popular among institutional investors

Consultant-Recommended Funds Gain Assets, Not Alpha

Equity-Bond Correlation Will End This Year

Emerging markets close in on global stocks

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

US Dominates Hedge Fund Industry

US hedge funds start to branch out into 40 Act funds

Should You Hold Alternative Investments?

What could save hedge funds? Marketing! (Maybe)

HEALTH CARE

Most Employers Will Meet Exchange Notice Deadline

Obamacare Unleashes Benefit Changes

Employees Want More Information for Health Coverage Decisions

Many Young, Uninsured Adults Believe They Need Health Insurance but Question Cost

Obamacare’s Impact on Insurance Claim Costs

Pricing Glitch Afflicts Rollout of Health Exchanges

Achieving Corporate Wellness Through the Art of Presentation: Why the Medium Is the Message

How Technology is Shaping Wellness Programs

PHILANTHROPY

Are Philanthropists Too Ambitious?

Nothing Can or Should Substitute for Philanthropy

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

A Guide to the SEC’s CEO Pay Rule

FINRA Advances Broker Compensation Rule

HR Enters a New IT-Driven Phase

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Encouragement to Retire Was Not Age Discrimination

Revenue Estimates of Restricting Tax Deferral: It Ain’t Necessarily So

Clarity sought on DOL fee disclosure rule

Fiduciary Rule May Not Appear Until Spring, 408(b)(2) Guide Out Soon

Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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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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