11/19/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 19, 2013

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

Use It or “Lose” It

Rising to the Top

It Is Possible to Retire with $1MWorkers stressed over finances

You Are Your 401(k)’s Worst Enemy

October Shows Some Above-Normal Transfer Volumes

Who Is Right for a Plan Committee?

PENSION PLANS

Pension Plans Scramble to Shed Risk

Pension costs a mixed bag in Fairfield County

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. deficit hits record $35.7B

Latest Inequality Measure: CEO Pensions vs. Workers’ 401(k)s

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. finance chiefs pessimistic that Fed change will improve economy

Equity, ETFs Expected to Attract $450B This Year

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Solving the alternatives riddle

Could Alternatives Fit in Retirement Portfolios?

Alternatives Falling Out of Fashion

Emerging markets hedge funds up 2.5% in October, 4.7% year to date

The winds are shifting for private equity energy investment

Hedge funds poised for China launches

HEALTH CARE

Small Firms at Risk of Health-Plan Cancellations, Too

Health-Care Apps That Doctors Use

American Hospital Association: Hospitals Can Pay Patients’ Health Insurance Premiums

Health Insurers Face an Uncertain Future

High-Risk Patients Fuel More ACA Worry

One in Three Exchange Enrollees Is in California

Healthcare.gov Goal Is for 80% of Users to Be Able to Enroll for Insurance

Obamacare Gives States Innovation Grants to Cut Costs, Improve Quality

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Vision Benefit Breaks Out of Its Silo

PHILANTHROPY

A Golden Age Of Philanthropy

Growth Propelled by Gifts

Nonprofits Get Creative in Raising Endowment Cash

Endowments Are Starting to Surpass Pre-Recession Levels

High Expectations Cause Many Top Fundraisers to Be Fired

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Jobless benefits are set to end for many Americans

Yellen: One-size-fits-all not a model for regulation

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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.

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