11/18/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 18, 2013

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

DC Market Could Surpass $4.2T Next Year

Defined-contribution plans’ average balance rises 11.1%

Retaining Retirement Savings from Job to Job

Will Millennials Be Ready to Retire?

Outsourcing Fiduciary Responsibilities

Important Considerations for Institutional DC Investors

The Risks of a Workforce Ill-Prepared to Retire

Segmented Fiduciary Roles Emerge Among Plan Sponsors and Different Types of Service-Providers

More Employees Depending on Just One Target-Date Mutual Fund to Grow Their Nest Egg

PENSION PLANS

A Third of US Public Plans Pessimistic About Funding 

Retired Police, Fire Sue Providence, R.I. Over Pension Changes

Closing the Funding Gap: Assessing Whether or Not It Makes Sense to Accelerate Pension Contributions 

SPX Offloads $800 Million in Pension Risk; MassMutual to Take Portion in Buyout

Philadelphia schools confront pension debt

Poland Reviews Pension Revamp Plan to Address Legal Concern

Urgent need for action by pension funds and policy makers

Detroit Agreement with EMTs, Paramedics Union Would Freeze Pension Plan, Restructure Health Benefits

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: Can Investors Think Beyond The Bubble Machine?

New Jobless Claims At 339K, Higher Than Forecast

Planners look to US for growth

Moody’s lowers major banks’ credit ratings

Yellen signals more stimulus ahead from Fed

Uncertain future awaits stock exchanges

Will retail investors keep investing new money in 2014?

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Integrity Of Alts Providers A Top Criterion Say Advisors

Hedge Funds Add $4.1B In Sept.

As hedge funds grow, funds of funds get clipped

Pension plans slow to adopt all alternative investments

Advisers seek alternative-investment transparency

Hedge funds prepare for higher global rates

Pension plans slow to adopt all alternative investments

Returning to Japan, hedge funds bet this time is different

Hedge fund commodity bets fall by most since March as gold drops

Guidance lacking for handling certain alternative investments

HEALTH CARE

You Can Keep Your Plan — Maybe

Actuaries Say Proposals to Address Insurance Cancellations Could Threaten Viability of New ACA Insurance Markets

Obamacare’s HealthCare.gov continues to flounder

Healthcare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come

Obamacare and the End of Employer-Based Health Insurance

Higher Obamacare Deductibles Make Cheap Rates a Risk

Healthcare.gov woes frustrate insurance experts, too

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Should CEO Pay Be Capped? A Vote May Make It So

The boss makes how much? Study shows huge pension, pay gap

Global Equity Plans: Issues to Consider

PHILANTHROPY

U.S. Giving for Philippines Relief on Pace to Hit $1-Billion

Philippines disaster will test digital philanthropy

Young Technology Couple Is Studying How to Give

Yale’s Struggles Signal Broader Challenges Ahead For Colleges

Charitable giving can be part of your financial planning

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Advisers Strongly Oppose Fiduciary Update

SEC warns against calling funds “guaranteed” or “protected”

A Proposal for Fixing DC Annuities Is on the Table

IRS Revises Safe Harbor 401(k) Rules

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.

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