11/1/2013

by The Morning Pulse

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November 1, 2013

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

Retirement security becomes key focus for DC plans

Employers Stepping Up Retirement Readiness Efforts

Conference attendees hear of politics, simplicity

Understanding Target-Date Funds

Misleading Numbers on 401(k)s

PENSION PLANS

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

Pension debt is a real crisis

Rising Pension Costs Putting Pinch on Cities

Public Pension Funds Continue To Gain Financial Strength

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Private-sector job creation is slowing

Resource scarcity is biggest risk to global economic growth

Fed continues stimulus as economic recovery falters

Is Now the Time for Sub-Investment Grade Credit?

Central banks never have full control of rates

September Advance Retail Sales Disappoint, But Core Sales Were Fine

Inflation Remains Mild With Energy Accounting For Half The Increase

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

MAPs: the Good, the Bad, and the Trendy

Asia-Pacific Investors Dump Hedge Funds in Favour of Conservative Strategies

Unlisted Infrastructure Funds Hit Record Capital High

Funds of hedge funds recast dismal model

Hedge funds face automation challenge

HEALTH CARE

Plan cancellations no surprise

Retirement Health Care Costs Cited as Top Concern

HealthCare.gov had “inherent security risks” 4 days before launch

Wellness Apps and Websites Go for New Clients: Insurance Companies

Some Question Value of Outcomes-Based Wellness

Three States Tell Insurers to Scrap Plans That Don’t Comply with Obamacare

Why Was My Plan Canceled? and What Do I Do Now?

Obama Blames ‘Bad Apple’ Insurers for Canceled Coverage

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

How to Make Smart Benefits Choices for 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofits Must Push for More Open Media

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

States increase scrutiny of investment advisers

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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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