11/27/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential news

November 27, 2013

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

DC: The Next Frontier for Fiduciary Management?

Workers misinformed about 401(k) contribution limits

Federal Workers Take Record Number of Hardships

How Should the 401(k) Fiduciary Address ‘Leakage’?

PENSION PLANS

Further Action Needed on Pensions

Will Vermont’s Pensions Be Greener Without Fossil Fuels?

Public Pension Progress Stymied By Push Back, Paltry Savings From Reform Measures

Deciphering Public Pension Fund Investment Fee Reports

Senators urge action on discrimination testing rules for defined benefit plans

N.Y. has highest unfunded retiree costs

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Pending home sales post 5th consecutive decline for October

Why Investors Should Go Short and Go Global

Amid low interest rates, insurers increase reserves

China injects liquidity to bring down money market rates

Fed economist survey tempers economic growth predictions

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Up 1.1% To Date In Q4

China investors give cash-hungry Asian hedge funds shot in the arm

Hedge Funds Prefer ETFs For Shorting

Hedge Funds Overweight On The Energy Sector

Hedge Funds See Repeat of Yen Slide That Paid Soros

HEALTH CARE

Users still frustrated with HealthCare.gov

Health Plan Funding Options: An Employer’s Decision Guide

Fitch: US Healthcare Industry Ratings Stable in 2014

Most Older Adults Have Not Begun to Prepare for Health Care Costs During Retirement

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Swiss voters reject strict executive pay limits

Turning Workers Into Capitalists

PHILANTHROPY

2 Key Senators Come Out Against Changing Charity Deduction

Baltimore Gears Up for ‘Giving Tuesday’ With a Grass-Roots Campaign

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Labor Department’s new fiduciary rule reportedly set for April or May release

DOL wants Supreme Court to rule on company stock in 401(k)s

SEC warns advisers about conflicts of interest and fees

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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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