01/16/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential newsJanuary 16, 2014

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

Hot trends coming in 2014 that will change your 401(k)
Changing the Menu
U.S. lawmakers express concern about DOL fiduciary rule

PENSION PLANS

Washington bill offer 10k to workers who swap pension for 401 (k)
Voters to be asked to phase out county pensions
Funding Gains, PBGC Hikes Push Corporate Pensions to De-Risk 
A Look at the Defined-Benefit Pension Mirage
Private equity’s contribution to strengthening a pension fund

UK pension deficit falls in Dec, raising hopes for investment

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. December retail sales boost Q4 to best quarter in 3 years
World Bank boosts 2014 growth estimate for global economy
Obama to use executive powers to boost economy
Investors Come Back to Market

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

A Look at Global Hedge Fund Trends
Dispersing the ‘Diversification Illusion’ of Private Equity
Why Invest In Hedge Funds Anymore?
Private equity funds set to enjoy insurer cash injection in 2014
Private Equity Groups Focus On Operations To Combat Lean Returns

Hedge Funds, Industry Assets Rise In December
The Big Data Edge for Hedge Funds
Hedge funds gain +1.52% in December (+12.86% YTD)

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

Health Sign-Ups Skew Older, Raising Fears Over Costs
Feds upping effort to lure Young Invincibles to PPACA
Employee Healthcare Cost Containment — A Strategy that Works
Bill Challenging Obamacare Filed In Missouri Legislature
How Exchanges Can Help Consumers Choose a Health Insurance Plan That Meets Their Needs

70% of Retirees Reevaluated Their Private Medicare Plans for 2014
Why HealthCare.gov Was Desperate to Switch Hosting Providers

PERSONAL FINANCE

Affluent clients are engaging more advisors 
Americans serious about reducing debtDetails Often Omitted from Retirement Planning

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy as an Asset Class
How To Multiply Philanthropic Dollars With Fundraising Challenges

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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