02/06/2014

by The Morning Pulse

February 6, 2014

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

How Are 403(b)s Ahead in the Game?

Great Recession Batters Gen X
No SEC fiduciary rule is better than weak one
Retirement Plans pose problems to faculty recruitment
DOL retirement plan non-compliance fines up 33 percent

President to again propose limits on tax-preferred retirement accounts

AOL Follows IBM, Moves to Year-End Contribution of 401(k) Match

PENSION PLANS

Public Pensions Gain 16% in 2013 as U.S. Equities Surge
Corporate pension funding falls back in January
States must monitor pensions ongoing
Rising stocks unable to improve U.K. corporate pension funding

CAPITAL MARKETS

Market Valuation, Inflation And Treasury Yields: Clues From The Past
Is This a Normal Market Pull Back?
Fed official says tapering on track
U.S. budget deficit is expected to decline
Window to reform Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac seen as closing

Fixed income investors could benefit from Muni bonds in rising rate environment
Rise in U.S. factory orders continued in December
Employers frustrated by lack of skilled workers

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

The solution-driven approach to hedge fund investing

Are hedge funds living up to investors’ expectations? 
All six Market Vectors hedge fund beta indices down in January
Private Equity Expects Better Times in 2014
Tax Expert Sees Abuse in a Stream of Private Equity Fees

Hedge Funds Long Italian, Short UK, US Debt Ahead Of Downturn

Weather Stumps Hedge Funds As Ags Return To Positive Momentum
Investors eager to make more hedge fund plays
Danish Regulator Warns on Alts Investment

REAL ESTATE

Reps react to Finra’s proposed rule changes on nontraded REIT costs
CMBS auction shows stronger appetite for real estate

HEALTH CARE

Health care law to affect workforce, CBO forecasts
White House Pushes Back on CBO Report about ACA Effect on Jobs
Lawsuit Doesn’t Free Employers from ACA Mandate
Some stuck in exchange enrollment limbo
Obamacare Insurers May Be Forced to Add Medical Providers

PERSONAL FINANCE

Talking About Risk? Advisors, Industry Must Do Better
Most advisers know they need younger clients
Value of advice overlooked in favour of returns
RIA Revenues Jumped 18% in 2013

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Moving philanthropy forward in engaging in mission investing
Donations Rose 4.9% in 2013, Study Finds
Young Bankers Apply Finance Experience to Charity Start-Ups

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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” 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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