01/28/2014

by The Morning Pulse

January 28, 2014

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

EBRI: Auto features improve DC participants’ chances of reaching goals
Attention defined contribution participants: Beware of being the patsy!
Social Security plus 401(k): A cozy retirement?
Behavioral techniques goosing retirement savings

Using Technology to Communicate to Participants

PENSION PLANS

IRS Preps for Cash Balance Plan Program
Risk Questions on Multiemployer Plans
Detroit as Bellwether? Maybe No
Pension crisis weighs heavily in Pa.
Warning over pension reforms amid claims of 30% payout hike

CAPITAL MARKETS

Weighing The Week Ahead: What Is The Market Message?
Emerging-market sell-off signals deeper problems
Dealers expect U.S. to borrow less money this year
Consultants Predict Strong OCIO Growth
U.S. lawmakers criticize report on asset-management sector

Tight lending holds back eurozone recovery

The Economic Implications of Money Market Fund Capital Buffers

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds, private equity chasing retail investors but fees are high and returns aren’t

Hedge funds hit by passport rules
Private Equity Returns: How Stable Are They Really?
An early spring for private equity

REAL ESTATE

Diversification Beyond Stocks

HEALTH CARE

Economists say U.S. health care law won’t affect hiring
Texas Places Restrictions on Obamacare ‘Navigators’
Top Healthcare Jobs You Can Get Without a Four-Year Degree
Monetary Incentives Encourage Corporate Wellness Participation

PERSONAL FINANCE

Some states consider bringing estate taxes closer to federal exemptions
Advisers err by ignoring wives, research shows
Advised Investors Underperformed Self-Directed Ones in 2013

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Are HR directors lacking in international experience?

PHILANTHROPY

Foundations Offering to Bail Out Detroit May Regret Their DecisionEndowments are of more than academic interest

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.

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