10/24/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

October 24, 2013

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

Retirement Readiness Requires Changing Plans and Beliefs

More Older Americans in Work Force

“70 is the new 65”

Freedom from Debt Trumps Home Ownership

Self-actualizers more confident about finances, retirement

Stated Preference Analysis of Full and Partial Retirement in the U.S.

Why Long-Term 401(k) Investing Doesn’t Need Dollar-Cost Averaging

Most Middle Class Retirement Savers Avoid the Stock Market

PENSION PLANS

Public Pension Plans Report Increasing Confidence, Lower Costs, Growing Returns

Lockheed Martin targets $1 billion in 2014 DB plan contributions

Pension funds are failing to manage cash flow effectively

Ending inflation guarantees – saving DB schemes from extinction?

Cincinnati’s pension referendum at a glance

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in September

U.S. posts increased construction spending for August

U.S. shutdown likely to cut Wall Street’s earnings

Analysts expect delay in Fed taperDecline in mortgage-lending profit might have an upsideAn Appetite for Junk

Only Half of Companies Hedging Currency and Other Risks

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds back in the balance for pension fund trustees

Hedge funds hunger for lost oil volatility

Hedge funds ‘add value’ for retail investors

Hedge Fund Success Driven By ‘People Alpha’

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare.gov Pricing Feature Can Be Off the Mark

Health CO-OPs, Created to Foster Competition and Lower Insurance Costs, Are Facing Danger

Workers Believe PPACA Will Increase Premiums

Health care law isn’t costing U.S. full-time jobs

Healthcare.gov needs a lot of work, but it’s fixable

Online Insurance Brokers Stymied Selling Obamacare Policies

The Effects of Partial Retirement on Health

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Many uninsured have tried exchange sites

Compensation for Board of Directors Increased in 2012

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropists Should Limit Their Focus to Causes They Understand

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Roth 401(k) In-Plan Conversions: Where Are We Now?

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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