11/20/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 20, 2013

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

The Downside of 401(k) Automatic Enrollment

Can $155000 in 401(k) Fees Be Correct?

The Retirement Gamble

Women face hard retirement choices

Q3 indexed annuity sales hit $10 billion

Employees Shy Away from Savings Amid Retirement Health Worries

PENSION PLANS

Bill would end pensions for new feds

Atlanta Sued over Pension Contribution Increases

A Switch to Mark-To-Market Accounting for Defined Benefit Plans Has Little Impact on Key Financial Metrics

Fewer Fortune 100 offering DB plans

Public pension and salary ‘double-dippers’ targeted in new bill

Capping pension fees will raise pension costs

Social Security and Equities: Lessons from Railroad Retirement

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Asset managers push back on report by U.S. research office

Analysis: Many Americans get no benefit from rising stocks

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Grab Greek Assets

October Hedge Fund Returns Boosted By Small Caps

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

In Alternative Funds, Female Managers Excel

HEALTH CARE

Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Is Not a Government Responsibility

Reference Pricing: Will Price Caps Help Contain Healthcare Costs?

Obamacare Failure May Shave 30% From U.S. Drug Sales

Healthcare plan enrollment surges in some states after rocky rollout

PPACA woes become credibility fight

White House Considers Allowing Insurers to Bypass Healthcare.gov for Enrollments

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Pay gap between executives and employees is ‘widening’

CEO/Employee Pay Ratio Will Not Improve Corporate Governance

U.S. Third Quarter Employment Cost Index Report 

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

More U.S. CEOs are receiving multimillion-dollar signing bonuses

PHILANTHROPY

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LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

SEC advisory panel prepares to vote on fiduciary proposal

Case Shows Importance of Keeping Documentation

How Networking Can Lead to Philanthropic Success

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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