10/15/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

October 15, 2013

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

The Upside of Managing DC Like DB

Paper Offers Guidance for Evaluating TDF Glide Paths

How Does Retiree Health Insurance Influence Public Sector Employee Saving?

PENSION PLANS

Social Security COLA is estimated to be 1.5%

Many doubt they will receive Social Security payments 

Better Risk Management Required to Sustain DB Plans

Companies should use cash reserves to de-risk DB schemes

Rising interest rates expected to boost pension buyouts

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: An End To The Debt Limit Stalemate?

Enormous toll seen if U.S. government shutdown is extended

Debt standoff could cut off long list of government payments

Financial officials brace for winding down of Fed stimulus

Advisers suggest strategies for dealing with U.S. default

Credit managers have cash but can’t find deals worth pursuing

Mutual Funds Have Tepid Inflows in September

Few Loan Sources for Small Businesses During Shutdown

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Private equity tries to crack $5.3tn US pension market

Hedge Fund Bears at Year High as Equities Fixate on Budget Talks

Hedge funds shun marketing route

Avoid common mistakes when looking at exotic investments

“Hedge funds are a tool, not an asset class”

HEALTH CARE
Obamacare Spawns Business Execs’ Pessimism

Healthcare Reboot Hits ‘Blue Screen Of Death’

PPACA may cut retirement medical savings needs

Employers Push Health Care Savings Accounts; Consumer Groups Wary

Glitches on Health Insurance Exchanges Prompt Increased Interest in Paper Applications

From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Federally-Run Exchanges

How Many People Have Signed Up for Health Insurance on the Federal Exchanges?

Doctors, Patients Scramble to Determine Effects of UnitedHealthcare Cutting Doctor Network

PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofits Face Delayed Payments From Shutdown

Shutdown Watch: A Testing Ground for Philanthropy Replacing Government?

Distrust of Nonprofits Dampens Giving by Rich, Survey Says

Big endowments see solid returns for year

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Eight Costly Benefits Mistakes Employees Will Make During Fall Open Enrollment Season

SEC’s Pay Ratio Proposal: Costs, Complexities, and Contradictions

Should stock price be used as a benchmark for management pay?

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Shutdown affects financial regulators unevenly

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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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