11/15/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential newsNovember 15, 2013

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

Let’s Fix the 401(k)

The 401(k) of the Future Could Save Retirement

401(k) balances hit record $84300

More workers are rolling over lump-sum distributions 

401(k) Index and Observations Monthly Details: October 2013

PENSION PLANS

Senators Propose to End Defined Benefit Pensions for New Federal Employees

Illinois lawmakers could take up pension fix in December

Chicago Pension Proposal Could Be Statewide Model

Cost of defending RI pension overhaul passes $450k

Public sector pensions change and reform

Boeing union vote would end traditional pension

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Fed could do more to support economy

Cities on the Brink

The Price Is a Blight


Great Rotation Seen Muted by Pension-Fund Demand

Mutual Fund Inflows Strong in October

ETFs Increase by $26B in October

Why US Investors Are Turning to Global Bonds

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Do Hedge Funds Belong in the Municipal Market?

An alternative to alternatives

Private equity investors welcome China’s reform plan

Full Steam Ahead For Retail Alternatives – Trouble Ahead?

60/40 is fine for many advisers

Teachers union fights hedge funds on pensions

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Receive Proposals From Hedge Funds

HEALTH CARE

Everything You Need to Know About the Plans to ‘Fix’ Obamacare

HealthCare.gov enrollments just 27000 in first month

Health care money woes more common in U.S. than other high-income nations

Employers Facing Higher Costs, Reducing Full-Time Jobs, Due to ACA

Health Care Costs, Benefits, and Reform: What’s the Next Move for Employers?

Many Individuals Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money 

Access, Affordability, and Insurance Complexity Are Often Worse in the United States Compared to Ten Other Countries

Companies plan monetary penalties for workers missing health goals

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Wall Street Compensation to Rise

Reassessing Executive Compensation

Low interest rates threaten universal life insurance policies

PHILANTHROPY

Will the Brave New World of Good Do Enough Good?

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

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Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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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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