11/11/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 11, 2013

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

 More-Realistic Retirement Expectations Needed

Fee Management Issues Important to DC Plans

Few plan participants are dipping into retirement accounts

Does your 401(k) match stink?

The 401(k) match returns—with a twist

Brits May Cap Retirement-Plan Fees, Should We?

PENSION PLANS

PBGC will raise premium for underfunded pension plans

Pension promises pose greatest threat to city

State pension crisis fix is pushed back again

Teacher pensions deficit grows $22 million a day

City of Tulsa pension board suggests major changes to plan

Philadelphia Archdiocese Moving to 403(b)

Groups Fear Federal Pensions Are At Risk in Budget Talks

Cost-Stable Plan Design: A New Cash Balance Approach

SD pension costs to rise

City Council challenges mayor’s pension change

Pension accounting change could hurt schools, cities

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: Do Sidelined Investors Face Upside Risk?

U.S. Economic Growth Rises to 2.8% In Q3, GDP-Based Inflation Indicators Remain Below Target

U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October; unemployment rises to 7.3%

U.S. growth spurt could fade quickly

New Jobless Claims Drop By 9K

Fed’s bond buying could end big Treasury contributions

Consultant Warns of Growing Risky Asset Bubble Threat

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Endowment Fund Turns To Secondary Market To Boost Liquidity

Asset managers plan hires to help with alternative investments

Following the Alt Investment Money Trail

A Look at Global Hedge Fund Trends

SFOs Put Squeeze On Hedge Fund Fees

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

US private equity firms rush to enter UK market

PE investments rise high in realty

HEALTH CARE

Obama: I’m sorry Americans losing insurance under healthcare law

Healthcare Credits Reach Middle Class

U.S. health website handled only 1,100 in test at start

Health-Insurer CFO Grapples with Obamacare Impact

Shifting FSAs: The Impact on HSAs, and Fighting an ACA Change

Uninsured Americans Are Ignoring Healthcare.gov — for Now

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Bigger bonuses are expected on Wall Street this year

The NFL Locker Room: An Office Without Human Resources

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy Is Not a Privilege of Wealth

Nonprofits Look to Make Mark With Provocative Campaigns

Fast-Growing Endowments, Without the Ivy

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Many Oppose Tax Changes for Retirement Vehicles

401(k) suit takes litigation into new territory

FINRA takes closer look at complaints against advisers

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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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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