12/18/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential news

December 18, 2013

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

GAO Report on 401(k) Plans: Other Countries’ Experiences Offer Lessons in Policies and Oversight of Spend-Down Options
Target-Date Funds: Choosing Them Wisely
Despite Better Savings, Nurses Lack Retirement Confidence
Self-employed are facing a retirement crisis
Impact of the Great Recession on Retirement Trends in Industrialized Countries

PENSION PLANS

Are City Fiscal Woes Widespread? Are Pensions the Cause?
Pension Buyout Costs Tick Up
Public Pension Investments Could Be More Diverse
Long-awaited report shows Boca fire/police pension costs decreasing
Detroit Pension Funds Can Go Straight to U.S. Appeals Court

CAPITAL MARKETS

Markets adjust as Fed weighs data
The Coming Retreat In Corporate Earnings
The Prickly Problem of Cash Flow Management
S&P 500 companies are less generous with dividends now
ETFs, Mutual Funds Earn $2T
The Quest for Performance: Less Than 1% of Institutional Portfolios Achieve Superior Results After Costs

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Hedge funds gain 1.19% in November
Hedge Funds Shed 0.54% MTD, Beat S&P
Hedge fund managers optimistic about markets but concerned about tapering
Private equity cashes in on Fed largesse
US Treasury research office sees less riskiness in hedge funds

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

A Guide to Obamacare’s Ever-Changing Deadlines
The Numbers Behind ‘Young Invincibles’ and the Affordable Care Act
Findings from the 2013 Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey 
Building Your Health Plan’s Defined Contribution Strategy
Moody’s Says Latest Federal Requests and Rules Put New Pressure on Health Insurers
U.S. Ranks Near Bottom on Efficiency of Health Care Spending

PERSONAL FINANCE

Financial Planning In Your 30s

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Recent changes affect employee benefits and compensation
Corporate executives use stock buybacks to increase their pay
CEO Pay Increasingly Performance-Based
Time to decide: Defer your executive compensation?
Which Employees Should Get Incentives?

PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofits Try an Array of New Tactics to Capture Planned Gifts

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Supreme Court declines to stop 401(k) excessive fee case

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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