01/07/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential newsJanuary 7, 2014

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

Employees Need More Retirement Readiness Action
RIAs Should Pursue 401(k) Plans

PENSION PLANS

FTSE 350 pension deficit increased in 2013
Corporate Pension Funding at 95%
Illinois pension law under financial scrutiny
Pensions, budget, tolls on 2014 legislative agenda
Proposal for new Ontario pension plan raises lots of questions

How to Time Social Security Payouts

CAPITAL MARKETS

Economists anticipate accelerating U.S. growth
Central banks face myriad challenges this year
Inflation: the Surprise of 2014?
FINRA will continue to scrutinize complex products
Corporate lending contracted in November in eurozone
10-year Treasurys rise above 3%

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Alternative investments are hard to comprehend
Will US funds be victims of their own success?
Fundraising boost as US investors return to Europe
ETFs Close to Surpassing Hedge Funds in Size
Hedge fund managers crossing their fingers for volatility

Japanese hedge funds top global peers with 25% gainAssets in funds of hedge funds at an all time low

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

Expect health care providers to ramp up Obamacare hiring
This Is Not Your Parents’ Health Insurance
Millions of Lower-Income People Expected to Shift Between Exchanges and Medicaid During 2014

PERSONAL FINANCE

Conversions to Roth IRAs skyrocketed from $6.8B in 2009 to $64.8B in 2010
Youngest baby boomers have chance to catch up on retirement savings

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Bringing global philanthropy closer to home

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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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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