11/05/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 5, 2013

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

Beyond the Automatic 401(k)

Can Simple Informational Nudges Increase Employee Participation in a 401(k) Plan?

401(k) Participation Should Be Mandatory

Financial Plans for Defined Contribution Plan Participants

Fixing—Not Nixing—the 401(k)

PENSION PLANS

Disappearing pensions? Teachers get a funding scare

The Evolution of LDI in Qualified Retirement Plans

Funded Status of U.S. Corporate Pensions Rises to 91.8 Percent in October

High Stakes in Court Fight Over Permitted Spiking in Public Pension Plan

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. data expected to reveal weakening economy

U.S. IPO market rebounds

Banks’ securities portfolios recover

U.S. oil boom could end sooner than expected

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Asian hedge funds show signs of maturity

Long/short opportunities flow to next level

Converting From ‘Hedge’ to ‘Mutual’ Fund

Regulator turns focus on hedge fund relationships

Private equity powers surge in fund industry dealmaking

Why private equity still has an image problem

Investors are mixed about managed-account platforms

HEALTH CARE

For Consumers Whose Health Premiums Will Go Up Under New Law, Sticker Shock Leads to Anger

The potential to sink PPACA?

More exchange numbers trickle in While Healthcare.gov Struggles, a Different Story Plays Out for Employers on the Private Exchanges

Take HealthCare.gov offline until it is fixed, Feinstein and Rogers say

Healthcare.gov Fails Website Development 101

Helping Consumers Understand their Coverage Options

Seventeen Percent of Americans Who Are Potentially Eligible for Coverage Have Visited Health Insurance Marketplaces; Sixty Percent Are Aware of Them

Under ACA, Millions Eligible for Free Policies

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

CEO compensation: The sky is the limit

Cost of Benefits Top Concern Among Midsized Employers

PHILANTHROPY

Under Time Crunch, Fundraisers Play it Safe at Year’s End

A New Donor Movement Puts Data Ahead of Passion

Nonprofits, donors must be clear on fund type, use

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Firms Comment on Money Market Funds Reform

The Pursuit of Procedural Prudence: Do You Have the Expertise? 

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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