10/14/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

October 14, 2013

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

401(k) fees higher for employees at small firms

‘Extreme’ IRA Allocations More Likely Among Younger Workers with Smaller Balances

Advisors prep for inevitable rise in interest rates

Vanguard May Curb 401(k) Trading by Southwest Pilots

Custom Target Date Funds: Assessing the Best Fit

The Post-65 Shift in Household Income Sources

The Key to Fixing America’s Savings Crisis

PENSION PLANS

Town moves away from traditional pensions

Local pension funds in need of assistance

Cincinnati pension amendment wording alarms some

Mass., municipalities facing pension woes

Montana pension board told legislative fix should work

The Middle Ground Between DB and DC Plans

Equivalent Cost for Equivalent Benefits: Primary DC Plans in the Public Sector

Public pensions in New York under microscope

Patching pension funds may mean higher property taxes

Polish Bill Would Transfer Pensions to State

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Foreclosure filings in U.S. fell to 7-year low in Q3

Jobless claims in U.S. hit a 6-month high

Debt-limit proposal raises hopes of averting U.S. default

Managers Optimistic About US Economy Despite Political Deadlock

Taking a Hit for Impact Investing: How Big Funds Can Encourage Smaller Peers

Small Business Sentiment ‘Basically Unchanged’

Fed stimulus withdrawal is biggest risk to stocks

Repo-market rates rise due to debt-ceiling impasse

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Rise 1.97% In Second-Best Month Of ’13

Hedge funds shun new European framework

Global SWF Assets Hit Record High

Wealth funds boost investments in int’l alternatives

Do Your Mutual Funds Need Hedging?

Private Equity: The Next Frontier?

Hedge fund returns in an ETF wrapper

Hedge funds shun marketing route after lifting of ban

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare.Gov’s Flaws Found, Fixes Eyed

Health Prices Still Rising, but Very Slowly

Are Hospitals More Efficient Than They Seem?

Blue Cross Health Plans Jump to an Early Lead

Bringing healthcare comms into the 21st century

Employers push health care savings accounts; consumer groups wary

PHILANTHROPY

How to Build Strong Ties With Companies

To Communicate Better, Think Like a Donor

Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government?

Meet The Social Entrepreneurs Completely Disrupting The World Of Philanthropy

Don’t Try To Invest Like The Yale Endowment

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Executive Salaries … Not So Hot

CEO pay disclosure seen as costly burden that won’t help investors

Few companies fully prepared for pay-disclosure rules

Companies unconcerned about proposal requiring them to report how much CEOs make in relation to their workers

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

SEC to take more enforcement action against advisers, brokers

Funding Entitlements With An Ever Increasing Government Debt Burden

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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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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