12/16/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential newsA special thank you the Nevin Adams and Dallas Salisbury of the Employee Benefits Research Institute for a great Public Policy Forum.

December 16, 2013

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

More Participants Saving — Not Spending — Their Retirement Plan Distributions
Older Participants Not Prepared for Retirement
(Mis)Behavioural Economics
Senators say retirement planning is a growing priority
How can DC plans use alternatives to calm the waters as interest rates continue to rise?
Senators Stress Advisors’ Role in Retirement Planning401(k) fee disclosures still misunderstood, ignored by workers
Why the 401(k) 2014 Contribution Limit is Bad News for Workers
Are You Doomed If Your 401(k) Has Bad Fund Choices?

PENSION PLANS

Los Angeles Says Unions Missed Deadline to Challenge Pension Rollback
Pension Funds at the Dawn of 2014: Catch the Rebound!
Bond Managers Gain as Pensions Flock to Catastrophe Risk
China’s Pension System Gets More Troubled
Moody’s: Chicago pension fix a good step, not enough

CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Fed At A Crossroads?
Investors pull money out of U.S. stock funds
Investors optimistic about economy but lack confidence in markets
U.S. budget deficit narrows
Stronger-Than-Expected Retail Sales

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Hedge Funds Hit With October Outflow
Evolution of Allocating to Hedge Funds
Hedge funds post third consecutive positive month
Private Equity Funds See Highest Fundraising In 5 Years
Hedge fund investors redeem USD2.2bn in October
This could be the next big thing for hedge funds
Hedge funds cut fees to win big investors
Why Pensions Have Been Loading Up On Alternative Investments
Demand for alternatives to increase
What Was Hot in Private Equity In 2013
Private equity considers where to splash the cash
Hedge Funds Compete with Liquid Alt Managers in the RIA Market

REAL ESTATE

For Mortgage REITs, Taper Is Now Baked In

HEALTH CARE

Health-care sign-ups didn’t reach insurers
ObamaCare site still plagued by problems despite fixes
Mobile Apps Can Save Billions in Health Costs
Healthcare Innovation Not Just About Cutting Costs
Trends in Healthcare Decision Support
California Obamacare Enrollees Make Up Nearly a Third of Nation’s Total
Thousands In Obamacare’s High-Risk Pools Get One-Month Reprieve
Enrollment Extended for Health Plans
Federal Government Wants Health Insurers to Ease Coverage Rules

PERSONAL FINANCE

Gen Y Most Attentive to Financial Advice
Almost half of financial advisors don’t have retirement plans
Corporate Employees Benefit From Financial Advisers
Minding the Small Details in a Financial Review
The Three “L”s of Retirement Income Planning
Chronic illnesses most likely to strike people in their 40s

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Flummoxed by Benefits Options? So Is Your HR Rep
US Congress poised to limit contractor pay
Three Tips for Assessing Employee Stock and Options
HR Spends More Time Educating About Benefits

PHILANTHROPY

US Airways Contributes A Record $10 Million To Philanthropy In 2013

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Supreme Court accepts 401(k) employer stock-drop case
New guidance issued on in-plan Roth rollovers
Guidance on Frozen Plans, DOMA Out ‘Imminently,’ Treasury Official Says

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.

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