02/05/2014

by The Morning Pulse

February 5, 2014

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

DC assets jump 17%, more than double DB growth
How Are 403(b)s Ahead in the Game?
Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?
Employers Trim Their 401(k) Fees
Is it time to eliminate bonds from 401(k) plans?

Asset Allocation Funds Post Strong 2013
401(k) doesn’t require professionals
IRS Expands Guidance on In-Plan Roth Conversions
An annuity renaissance
Changing the Savings Culture by Executive Fiat: The New myRA

Finance Industry Pros Say MyRA Misses the Point

401(k) Tax Credit Helps Low-Income Individuals

PENSION PLANS

Illinois Pension Fix Ends Bleeding Before Bond Sale
Pension disaster:Californians understand the looming crisis
Workplace benefits packages cost a fifth of salary
How California courts overprotect public-employee pensions
Funded Status of U.S. Corporate Pensions Falls During January

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. manufacturing growth down but still robust
Tax season adds pressure to debt-ceiling deadline
Tax results differ for traders and investors
When Bonds are Worth the Risk
SEC seeks more transparency in muni market

Economists estimate ‘shadow’ interest rate
Eurozone’s manufacturing sector rebounds
Emerging markets equity funds hit by institutional exodus in late January
How Long Do Unemployed Older Workers Search for a Job?

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Marketing Your Hedge Fund To And Through Consultants And Gatekeepers

Private equity’s new tax problem
Macro Hedge Funds Suffer Despite Industry Boom
Hedge Funds Trail Stocks In ’13… Again
Hedge Funds To Outperform Their Historical Average

In 2014Companies fight back against hedge funds
Alternative Investments Provide Choices in Slow Economic Times
SEC Looking at How Alternative Funds ValueInvestments

REAL ESTATE

Finra seeks greater transparency in nontraded REIT statements
Real Estate In A Global Recovery: The Outlook For 2014
Real Estate Professionals Optimistic on Home Sales Growth

HEALTH CARE

Obamacare May Push More to Work Less
Exchanges cheaper than employer coverage, PwC says
US says HealthCare.gov enrollment appeal hearings to begin soon
HR Stuck in the Middle as Employers Struggle With Health Care
CBO Says ACA Will Cost 2 Million Full-time Jobs; Botched Rollout Will Reduce Signups by 1 Million People

PERSONAL FINANCE

Many advisers are poised to quit business

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

The warped math of executive compensation
Intel Describes ‘Cultural Shift’ in Limiting CEO Krzanich’s Pay
What’s Happening to the Compensation Package for Local Government Employees?

PHILANTHROPY

Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics, Says Study

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” 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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