01/27/2014

by The Morning Pulse

January 27, 2014

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

To retire, many need a ‘401(k) for life’
Ugly truth about your 401(k)
If Private Equity Ever Come to Your 401(k), Be Prepared for Illiquidity

PENSION PLANS

Hybrid DB/DC plan getting play
Rising Funded Status Raises Allocation Questions
Pension ‘supersizing’ targeted by Senate bill
Pension changes no financial cure-all
Houston, Citing Detroit, Sues Pension Fund

US pensions’ funding gap closes, driving corporate profits
Pensions Sell Stocks to Buy Bonds
State association says Carthage RNs’ pensions in jeopardy
Pensions: Why innovation is the last thing we need
SSA Experts: Don’t Believe Negative Hype About Retirement Finances

With debt rising, fix for pension is unclear

CAPITAL MARKETS

Jobless Claims Slightly Better Than Expected
Governments still unprepared for major bank failure
Global unemployment could bring social, political turmoil
China ready to handle Fed stimulus reduction
We’re Still in a Recession, Cash Flow Says

New Market-Based Income Tax Poses Challenges

Worries about overvalued stocks send investors to structured products
More companies see climate change as threat to profit, growth
CFOs want growth, but are cautious about M&As
Huge M&A deals may swamp debt market with junk bonds

Forecast Treasury And Mortgage Yields Down Another 0.07% To 0.10%

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Critical times for insurers with fixed income worries
Surge in lower mid-market PE deals points to continued recovery in 2014
Measuring Hedge Fund Investments With ‘Conviction’
PE salivates at bullish ‘middle market’
Big gains for natural gas fuel big losses for hedge funds

Hedge Funds’ Political Appeal
ETFs Could Surpass Hedge Funds In Total AUM This Year
Gains for natural gas fuel losses for hedge funds

REAL ESTATE

The Reit answer for property investors?
Mortgage REITs: The Shockingly High Price for High Dividends

HEALTH CARE

Excluding Spouses from Health Coverage Could Backfire
Healthcare Information System Integration Comes to Life in Michigan
PPACA uncertainty clouds carrier outlook
Uninsured rate falls to 2012 lowProvider Consolidation Leads to Less Competition and Higher Costs
Could Exchanges Encourage More Value-Based Pricing?

Moody’s Downgrades Insurers on Obamacare Fears
What Healthcare.gov Can Teach Enterprise CIOs
Health care’s impact on hiring decisions in 2014 and beyond

PERSONAL FINANCE

Wealthiest Investors Seek Independent Planners
States worry about securities brokers who switch to insurance licenses
Be a fiduciary: Plan your succession

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Life insurance industry facing the challenge of uncertainties

PHILANTHROPY

Mobile tech is changing the game for philanthropy
Giving in the Midst of a Polarized Economy
Giving Donors Fewer Options Spurs Gifts at a Campaign’s EndCrowdfunding philanthropy grows crowded

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 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.

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