02/04/2014

by The Morning Pulse

February 4, 2014

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

DC assets jump 17%, more than double DB growth
Plan Committee Agendas
Aging Viewed as Lesser Problem by Americans than Others
You Can Thank or Blame Richard Stanger for Writing 401(k)
Showtime’s “Shameless” takes on the 401(k)

Target-date funds clock another nice gain

The Lasting Effects of the ‘Great Recession’ on Gen-Xers’ Retirement Outlook
Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances as of February 1, 2014
When Do 401(k) Plan Sponsors Need Lawyers

PENSION PLANS

Corporate pension plans mark sad milestone
Healthy growth of hedge-fund assets continuing among DB plans
PBGC Premium Hikes Shake Up Buyout Landscape
Evaluating Social Security Reforms in the Age of Budget Deficits
FTSE 100 schemes continue to shift investments to bonds
Detroit Sues Retirement Funds to Void Pension Bonds

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. middle class disappearing as richest get richer
Congress to hear from Fed chair Yellen in mid-February
U.S. lawmakers disagree on path to fix Fannie, Freddie
Chinese shadow banking concerns expand
Funds to bet billions on European distressed opportunities as liquidity floods markets

States consider what to do with budget surpluses

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

SEC trains an eye on alternatives

DB plan assets in alternatives growing slower
Investor shift to alternative investments is credit positive for asset managers
Private-Equity Firms’ Fees Get a Closer Look
Private-equity firms play major role in defense industry today
Funds of hedge funds battle to protect business

Succession exposes risks for hedge funds

Hedge Funds Raising Gold Wagers Dump Copper: Commodities
Future Fund to Boost Real Assets, Slice Alternatives

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

PERSONAL FINANCE

Advisers saw fewer SEC lawsuits in fiscal 2013
Some Advisers May Want to Pause on Rollovers

IRA Rollovers Offer Huge Opportunities for Advisers: How to Avoid Raising Regulators’ Red Flags

8 principles for protecting investors’ assets

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Older workers may still need life insurance

PHILANTHROPY

Smaller endowments outgain big brothers
Frank Russell Foundation, 16 Others to Drop Fossil Fuel Holdings

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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” and an independent voice, 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 and has written countless articles. He recently authored “A Bid for Change: Using the Competitive Process to Transform Your DC Retirement Program”,  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 which were picked up by the National media.

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