01/24/2014

by The Morning Pulse

January 24, 2014

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

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

Labor Department to scrutinize 401(k) “brokerage windows”
Automatic enrollment, escalation boost 401(k)s
Social Security, 401(k) Savings Work Together
The Role of Social Security, Defined Benefits, and Private Retirement Accounts in the Face of the Retirement Crisis

PENSION PLANS

Group praises defined pensions
The True Burden of Unfunded Liabilities
Inherited pension debts hurt workers, firms
Union pension fund sues over Suntory acquisition of Beam

CAPITAL MARKETS

Fund manager survey finds ongoing rise in optimism for 2014 growth
Fitch will require underwriters to boost CMBS investor protection
Chinese manufacturing starts to contract
Regulatory considerations for today’s start-up manager
U.S. will run out of money soon without higher debt limit

Governments aren’t ready for tech revolution
Global Banks Struggle to Report Counterparty Risk
Experience, not size, is what matters
Investor requests to exit hedge funds fall in January
Compliance and security to strain corporate resources

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Event-driven strategies help boost hedge fund assets to record levels
Red flags for private equity investors
Hedge Fund Reallocations Show Investors Balancing Risks
What Do You Want from your Real Assets?
Alternatives Reach Over $6 Trillion in AUM in 2013

Hedge Funds May Bail Out Puerto Rico

Investor requests to exit hedge funds fall in January
Red flags for private equity investors

REAL ESTATE

Real estate predictions for 2014
Real estate’s least sexy sector is red hot
Real Estate’s Objective for TDFs

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare Innovation: It’s All About The Business Model
IRS puts off PPACA discrimination testing 
Uninsured Rate Shows Modest Decline in 2014
Next Wave of Insurance Cancellations Starts to Hit Employer Plans

PERSONAL FINANCE

Stop Making Excuses For Having NoFinancial Plan
Self-directed portfolios outperformed others in 2013
43% of advisors older than 55
How are seniors spending their money?

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Life Insurance Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

PHILANTHROPY

Charity Researchers Fight (Again) over Gift Growth Data

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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 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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