by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential news

December 3, 2013

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

Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances as of December 1, 2013 

Teaching Participants About Retirement Income Options

Average UK DC Scheme Fees Hold Steady

42% have never changed their DC pension investments

Automatic Enrollment Does Not Mean Automatic Retirement


US pensions cannot wait for superfix

Cost of pension buyouts drops to lowest level this year

Some Alaska employees make bid to return to pension plan

Half a Billion in Fees: How Two US Public Pensions Spent It

Illinois pensions in peril


Becker: 5 steps to restore U.S. economic greatness

Key U.S. holiday sales launch reflects consumer gloom

Be Choosy about Emerging Markets in 2014

Thanksgiving weekend sales decline, U.S. retail group says

Congressional budget committee expected to miss deadline


Hedge funds go mainstream

Private equity firms brace for ‘mafia’ style scrutiny

Investor demand drives US move to alternative mutual funds

Study finds hedge funds increasingly launching long only funds


Insurers Seek to Bypass Use of Federal Exchange for Subsidy Calculations

How One Small Employer Found a Surprisingly Good Health Plan

HealthCare.gov ‘now stable and operating,’ 

How Are Medical Costs Distributed Among the Privately Insured?

Medicare Seeks to Curb Spending on Post-Hospital Care

PPACA: Built to fail

Self-funding and the nonmarketplace

Small Firms at Risk of Health-Plan Cancellations, Too


Firms give more responsibility to young financial advisers

Should Advisers Discuss Health Care Costs?


Big CEO Signing Bonuses Draw Criticism from Governance Activists


Donor-Advised Funds Growing Fast and Drawing Criticism


Corporate political-spending disclosure no longer an SEC priority

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.

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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.


Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

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