12/23/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential news

December 23, 2013

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

U.S. retirement assets rose 3.9 percent in 3Q
Is the Target-Date Fund Glide Path an Illusion?
How Leading Advisers Break Through Sponsor Inertia
Frozen 401(k) contributions might have silver lining
US asset managers face more 401(k) suits

PENSION PLANS

Rising Stocks Push U.S. Public Pension Assets to Record Highs
Funding Improvement Could Lead to Pension Offloading
KC’s pension reform makes it to finish line
PBGC Premium Increases and the Death of DB Plans
DB plans need 1 to 3 percent accrual rates to equal 401(k) payouts
Pension Woes Have Cities, States Eyeing 401(k) Style Plans
Pensions meet payments in 2013
20-Something CEO Of Benjamin Moore Freezes Pensions
Pension Costs to Hurt Q4 at Allstate
As pensions vanish, workers forced to adjust
Vancouver pensions least burdensome in study
Cobb employees to pay less in pension plan costs
Should Social Security Benefits Be More Generous?

CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: The 2013 Review Of What Was Hot And What Was Not
U.S. could reach debt ceiling soon
Global mergers and acquisitions reach highest total since 2008
Initial unemployment claims unexpectedly increase
Some Good Reasons To Be Bullish On The U.S. Dollar In 2014
What Happened To The Money Americans Borrowed Before The Crisis?

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Hedge Funds: Winning Hearts and Assets in 2013
Hedge refund returns outpace expectations in 2013
Hedge fund investor satisfaction at highest recorded level
Stocks weren’t the best hedge fund strategy in 2013
Private Equity Investment Power Reaches $1.074 Trillion Globally
Hedge Fund Secrets Lie in Short Term Over Luck
Are hedge funds living up to investors’ expectations?
The Case For Alternative Investments In 2014
Hedge funds trail US stocks by most since 2005
Foward Redemptions Hit 5.90% In December

REAL ESTATE

The Mystery Of Real Estate Agent Compensation

HEALTH CARE

Insurance Industry Raps Sudden ACA Rule Change
Expect to Pay More for Your Employer-Sponsored Health Care Next Year
Public Health Plan Costs Surge, Facing 2018 ‘Cadillac’ Tax
Competing Laws Boost D&O Costs for Health FirmsPutting Health Care Reform In Perspective
Health care website problems may trigger price hikes
Health Care Rules Relaxed Again, ‘Backlash’ Follows
As health care clock ticks, young ‘invincibles’ targeted

PERSONAL FINANCE

Young investors favor Web for financial advice
Keep retired clients from getting taxed twice when they move 
Financial planners prep to ask states for more policing
Financial Planning In Your 40s
Year-end tax planning strategies

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Valuing Voluntary Benefits for Those Nearing Retirement
Mass. Wants More Disclosure on Nonprofit Bosses’ Pay

PHILANTHROPY

The Future Of Philanthropy
Year-End Giving Yields Healthy Increases for Many Nonprofits
Philanthropy of wealthy not always charitable

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Pension lawsuit slated for court date

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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