10/11/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential newsOctober 11, 2013

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

Boston College’s CRR examines 401(K) auto-enrollment

A New Perception of Plan Success

401(k), 403(b) Participants Concerned About Quality of Investment Advice

Retirement Savings Will Suffer if Congress Does Not End the Budget and Debt Ceiling Stalemate

PENSION PLANS

Pumped up pensions to become thing of the past

The Middle Ground Between DB and DC

Derisking in a return-seeking world

Federal Retiree Groups Blast Proposed Switch to Less Generous COLA Formula

State Pension Plans: A ‘Critical Pressure Point’ for Many States

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. lawmakers are open to short-term hike in debt limit

U.S. debt-limit standoff could spur global recession

Heated debate preceded Fed’s decision on bond buying

Insurers Increase External Investment of Core and Alternative Assets

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds maintain positive growth

Hedge Funds expand junk bond bets most since ’08

Hedge Funds Closing Shop After Bruising Performances

Record hedge fund inflows come at a price

Carolinas’ Prayer For Alternatives?

HEALTH CARE

Some May Need Less for Health Care in Retirement

As Healthcare Costs Rise, Employers Stress the Need for Employee Wellness

Feds clarify timing to avoid PPACA penalties

Inequality Is at the Core of High Health Care Spending

Why Less Choice is More in Health Insurance Exchanges

Medical-Device Tax Repeal Gains New Life

Health Care Exchange Rollout Gets Poor Reviews

Healthcare IT: The Next Leap Forward

PHILANTHROPY

Charities Demonstrate Impact of Shutdown

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Executive Salaries … Not So Hot

U.S. Public Companies Concerned About Proposed CEO Pay Ratio Rule

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Another Pension Plan Sued over Investments

SEC presses on with fiduciary rule for advisers, brokers

Market and Regulatory Fragmentation Poses Major Challenge to Asset Management Industry

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 a panelist for Pension and Investments’ 2013 Public Funds DC Summit and the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans”. 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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