by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential news

December 19, 2013

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

State of the Insured Retirement Industry: 2013 Review and 2014 Outlook
Tech Helps Boost Deferral Rates
GAO Recommends Expanded Spend-Down Options
DC Plans Learning Lessons from DB Investing
DC Participants Less Active in November
Rising debt keeps older Americans working longer
Boomers: Add $146165 to your retirement fund
DC Plan Participant Distribution Decisions: Implications for Target Date Fund Design, Retirement Income Payment Options
What Plan Sponsors Want From Their DC Plans — And What They Are Doing About It
Retirement Security Lags Asset Gains


Pension-reporting rules should be simplified
How Much Would it Take? Achieving Retirement Income Equivalency between Final-Average-Pay DB Plan Accruals and Voluntary Enrollment 401(k) Plans in the Private Sector
Federal budget deal stirs fight over pension costs
Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed DBs
Boca Raton city pension office turmoil surfaces
Looming pension reform blamed for fire & police exodus
No deal on city employee pensions could cause tax increase
Senate Committee Hearing on The Role of Social Security, Defined Benefits, and Private Retirement Accounts in the Face of the Retirement CrisisCAPITAL MARKETS

Commodity funds face investor withdrawals, lower prices
Tech firms warn NSA spying could damage U.S. economy
Global Market Sentiment Survey: Members predict economic growth in 2014
Inflation remains low, muddying Fed’s next moves


How to Play Alternative Investments in 2014
State Investment Portfolios Increasing Focus on Alternatives
CalPERS plans to cull 269 private equity managers to boost performance, oversight
The Value of Alternatives: How EBSA Looks at These Investments
Hedge fund launches fall to three-year low
Hedge funds launching traditional long-only strategies
Private equity to keep bankers busy with $14bn IPO pipeline


Build up your stock portfolio with REITs
REITs Should Avoid Levering Up, Analyst Warns


Why your health insurance may soon resemble your 401(k)
Doctor vacancies soar as PPACA rolls out
It’s All Healthy People — Not Just Young Adults — Who Are Critical to ACA Success
Self-Employed or Employed Part Time? Here Are Things You Should Know About Health Insurance
Health Care Reform: Views from the Hospital Executive Suite
Study Finds Americans Need Help When Using Health Exchanges


Wives often left out of talk with advisers
‘Don’t Retire’ May Be Good Advice


Misleading CEO Pay-for-Performance Numbers Target of SEC
CEO Jobs Still Include Extreme Pay, Crazy Perks
More Asia Hedge-Fund Managers Expect Higher Pay


Advisors Should Address ‘The What, Who And How’ Of Philanthropy
Branding Can Help Clarify Mission and Attract Donors
New Nonprofits Find Success Using Start-Up Mentality


Lockheed Martin 401(k) case to proceed as class action
SEC sanctions net record $3.4B in FY 2013

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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