01/14/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

January 14, 2014

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

DC: No country for non-specialists
Participant Activity Analysis Can Improve Plans
Most Employees Find Retirement Income Projections Helpful

PENSION PLANS

Corporate Pensions’ Funded Status Continues to Soar
Senator’s proposal would move state employees to 401(k) plans
Fire And Police Pension Changes Were Fair
Bonds Captivate $16 Trillion of Pensions Seen Unloading Equities

CAPITAL MARKETS

Corporate spending expected to jump in 2014
U.S. inflation to pick up
It will be a muted earnings season
U.S. trade deficit starts shrinking
Rate of job creation slowed last month
Eurozone growth forecasts are scaled back

Securitization growth is expected to continue this year

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Hedge Fund Bullish Oil Wagers Drop as Fuel Supply Gains

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

Special health-care tax could hit governments hard
Improvements in Health Status After Massachusetts Health Care Reform
Enrollees at Health Exchanges Face Struggle to Prove Coverage
Second Wave of Health Insurance Disruption Affects Small Businesses

PERSONAL FINANCE

Never-examined advisors top SEC’s 2014 exam priorities list
Advisers concerned with finding affluent clients

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Putting Out the Equity Compensation Fire?
When Corporate Transactions Impact Benefit Plans

PHILANTHROPY

How to manage an endowment for a nonprofit
Fundraisers Bet on Creativity After Mixed Year-End Results
New Breed of CEOs Is Poised to Reshape Philanthropy in 2014
Pew Charitable Trusts interactive map shows how tax credits are claimed

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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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