01/30/2014

by The Morning Pulse

January 30, 2014
 
401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) PLANS
 
Obama Seen Offering Retirement Plans for Workers Lacking 401(k)
Nine Things to Know About Obama’s myRA Accounts 
The Argument for Mandatory 401(k) Participation
The ‘Mirage of Success’ Shimmering in Your 401(k)
The 401k Society

DOL Challenges Court Decision in Excessive Fee Case

You hate annuities? You’ve got to be kidding
Americans’ Views on Defined Contribution Plan Saving 
One in Three Americans Say Guaranteed Income Is Top Retirement Priority 
 
PENSION PLANS
 
Ventura Spat Sparked Pension Shift
PBGC Proposes Relaxed Reporting for Multiemployer Plans
NJ Senate President ‘Will Shut Down Government’ over Pension Reform Threat 
Actuaries urge Obama to take action on Social Security
Ill. Labor Unions Sue Over Plan to Cut Pensions
 
Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought
Changes to military pensions assailed by Senate panel
Healthier pensions take away key bargaining chip for employers
How Are Pensions Protected State-by-State?
Pension curbs clear panel
 
NY pension fund estimate reaches $173 billion
Bonds Captivate $16 Trillion of Pensions 
NASRA Report: Employee Contributions to Public Pension Plans 
 
CAPITAL MARKETS
 
Consumer Confidence Strengthens In January 
December Durable Goods Report: A Massive Disappointment 
Companies Aim to Reduce Liquidity
Smart Beta Winning Fans as Volatility Fears Escalate 
Are Equity Indices Becoming More Alike? 

The Construction Industry: A Recipe for Growth?
Asset managers become focus of regulatory tussle 
Fed is set to reduce bond buying by $10B 

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds See Cheap Homes With Soured Loans
Hedge Funds Sniff for Even Bigger Payouts From Banks
Hedge Fund Hedging from The Perspective Of A Bond Manager
SEC Eyes Alt. Investment Practices
What Private Equity Is Listening for in the State of the Union
 
The last time private equity saw valuations this high? 2008
 
REAL ESTATE
 
Why Most REITs Are Fairly Valued
Latest Real Estate Numbers Give Reason to Hope
 
HEALTH CARE
 
Republican senators pitch PPACA replacement
Health Care Spending Slowdown? Not for States and Localities 
Government Workers’ Health Benefits Cost 40 Percent More Than Private Workers 
 
PERSONAL FINANCE
 
RIAs see opportunity in retirement plan market
FINRA seeks to block deletion of investor complaints against brokers
 
COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
 
How Much Life Insurance Should You Buy?
You have fewer life insurance products to save tax this year
 
PHILANTHROPY

Pay for Success Projects Spread to More States
University Endowments Gain 11.7% as Stocks Fuel Rebound
Donors Benefiting From Philanthropy Seen as Bad Form, Study Finds

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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