11/08/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 8, 2013

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

Why 401(k) investors are thankful for behavioral finance

Immediate annuities: When guaranteed income is a bad bet

Young investors demand online services from advisers

PENSION PLANS

Minnesota pension panel extends testimony on 401(k)-like changes

A Change for the Better in Pension Accounting

New accounting for defined-benefit plans raises questions

llinois Evading Pension Fix Leads State Gaps Wider

PBGC Increases Maximum Benefit for 2014

Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System Adopts NASDAQ Global Index Family as Preferred Benchmarks

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Conference Board Leading Economic Index: Third Month Of Growth

Rich investors sitting on a pile of cash

Americans are investing heavily in European stocks


Interest on Treasury’s new securities will rise as rates increase

Middle-Market Growth Forecast Plateaus

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Endowments Dump Alternatives for Equities

British Pensions Increase Hedge Fund Investments

Fund Managers Increase Alternatives Marketing Staff

Private equity firms trawl European markets for fresh deals

HEALTH CARE

Health insurers urged to extend policies beyond year-end

Healthcare.gov website’s security prompts worries

A Small Business Starts to Navigate the Affordable Care Act

Health care law delay not an option, Sebelius says

HealthCare.gov ‘Tech Surge’ Highlights Architecture Flaws

Disregarding Health Status When Setting Premiums: Resulting Costs Mean Sticker Shock for Some Consumers

Retiree Health Care, Not Pension Shortfall, a Core Reason for Detroit Bankruptcy

People Love the Idea of Health and Wellness Mobile Apps But We’re Not Actually Using Them Yet

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Using Short Social-Media Videos to Spread Your Message

Survey Finds Sharp Rebound for University Endowments

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

ERISA at 40: The Past Puts Pension Law in Perspective

Anatomy of a Fiduciary Vote in Congress

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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