12/10/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential newsDecember 10, 2013

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

4% rule stands the test of time

Pensions will cost SJ more

Public school pensions take another bite

Budget negotiators looking at military pensions

Did IRS inaction prompt some to freeze DB plans?

Public Employees Paying More into Pensions

CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For An End To The Tapering Obsession?

U.S. Recovery Shows New Strength With GDP Growth Up To 3.6 Percent And Unemployment Down To 7 Percent

Fed is expected to scale back bond-buying based on jobless drop

Major investors alter the way they trade in U.S. markets

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Alternatives strategies still the top asset draw for institutional investors


Hedge funds clash with banks over securitisation rules


Hedge Fund Gold Wagers Slump to Lowest Since 2007


Private-Equity Firms Find Fewer US-Listed Chinese Buyout Bargains

Hedge fund managers seek to set themselves apart through branding

Hedge fund invests in emerging market growth area: Brazilian fraud

Private equity firepower restored to pre-crisis level


Hedge funds on gain streak for third consecutive month

HEALTH CARE

CBO identifies targets for health spending cuts

Public’s PPACA positions harden

How Regulation Makes Health Care Cost More

Does Knowing Medical Prices Save Money?

On Health Exchanges, Premiums May Be Low, but Other Costs Can Be High

HealthCare.gov: The (infrastructure) fix is in

PERSONAL FINANCE

Opportunity Abounds Among Older Workers

Preretirees are growth opportunity for financial advisers

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Government Gridlock and Spending Cuts Hinder Social Progress

Pressure on Big National Funds Intensifies in Detroit

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL to be first mover on fiduciary

U.S. budget deal heads off deadlock, but issues remain

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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