01/23/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

January 23, 2014

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

The Fiduciary Definition Debate
The focus needs to be on income replacement
Supreme Court will hear Fifth Third 401(k) lawsuit
Recordkeeper uses peer pressure to promote more 401(k) savings
A New, Safer Asset Allocation Strategy for Investing During Retirement

401(k) Plan Committee Meetings: Preparation, Execution and Agenda Suggestions

PENSION PLANS

The Reforms That Public Pensions Really Need
An old-school pension lures young recruits
Mayor unveils pension plan to save $2.75 billion
Pension management needs to set realistic discount rates
Transparency on fees is crucial for fiduciary management

CAPITAL MARKETS

Survey reveals increase in risk appetite
Quality of asset-backed securities continues to climb IMF predicts higher global expansion, warns of deflation
Central bankers face challenge of exiting stimulus
Bond buyers drive down borrowing costs for troubled European countries
Relatives of Chinese leaders stash wealth in tax havens

Drive to dismantle Fannie and Freddie sputters
Are There Too Many Outsourced-CIOs?
Companies are still waiting to invest their cash

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Alternative investments worldwide hit record $6 trillion
Hedge fund assets surge to record level
Regulators demand hedge fund look-through transparency
Investing in Illiquidity
Private equity funds increasingly tailor-made

The Difference between the Best and Worst Hedge Funds? Less than You Think
Has Volatility Turned Pensions off Private Equity?

REAL ESTATE

Real estate sales down in 2013

HEALTH CARE

Target to stop healthcare coverage for part-time workers
Employers Still Feeling the Weight of ACA Communication Requirements
Explaining Health Care Reform: Risk Adjustment, Reinsurance, and Risk Corridors
Healthcare.gov Debacle: 10 Lessons to Learn About Website Design
Hackers Swiped 70,000 Records from Healthcare.gov in Four Minutes

Exchange plans skimp on blood cancer coverage
California exchange nears enrollment goal

The other 37.9 million

PERSONAL FINANCE

Retirement savers don’t grasp bond investing

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Three Themes For Proxy Season
Wall Street pay has increased since financial crisis
2014 Executive Pay Challenges in Europe: Coming Soon to Boardrooms in the U.S.?

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy Food Fight! Has US Charitable Giving Really Exploded?

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 Retirement Group 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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