02/11/2014

by The Morning Pulse

February 11, 2014401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) PLANS

Aon Hewitt 401(k) Index Observations, January 2014
Building Retirement Security Through DC Plans

Providers Increase Investment in Participant Retirement Readiness
DOL Cracking Down on Unremitted Contributions

PENSION PLANS

Defined benefit plans prefer hedge funds
How to save Chicago teachers’ pensions
Pension board wearing rose-tinted glasses?
Lump Sum Offerings Lead De-Risking Efforts, For Now
San Jose Mayor Sues California Attorney General Over Ballot Summary of Pension Initiative

The Big Casino: Local Governments Issue Bonds to Pay Pension Debt

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. posts weak hiring and wage growth
U.S. wages lag in economy struggling to create jobs
Investors Put Bond Realignment as Primary Goal in 2014
Larger companies can close quarterly books faster than smaller counterparts
Debate continues over wider ticks for small-caps market

Soft jobs report, slow refinancing lift MBS

China warns of rising interest-rate volatility
New 3.8% Investment Tax Raises Flags

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Macro, emerging markets hedge funds lead mixed January declines
Seeding and alternative fund routes for start-up hedge fund managers
PE deal flow in for a slow year in 2014, says BDO study
Private equity fundraisers target Latin America
Church Commissioners put faith in alternatives

Hedge Funds Boost Diesel Bets With Supply at Decade Low: Energy

REAL ESTATE

Brokers’ job to explain nontraded REITs

HEALTH CARE

Study reveals hot spots for marketing PPACA
Patient Engagement Is More Than Technology 
Will You Buy Your Health Insurance at Walmart?
Florida Set to Launch Its Own Limited Health Insurance Marketplace
Obamacare Part of ‘Unprecedented’ Bounty for Insurers, So Far

EBRI Study Says Cutting Spousal Coverage Could Have Unexpected Consequences

Administration Will Allow Tweaks to Health Plan Choices Made on Healthcare.gov

PERSONAL FINANCE

Retirement income planning: Learning the hard way
Will Advisers Add Long-Term Care to Offerings?
Advisers encouraged to use tech to boost soft skills

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Employee bonus plans present tax traps for the unwary

PHILANTHROPY

Gifts Surge From Rich U.S. Donors
What Donors Often Misunderstand About Donor-Advised Funds
Growth of ‘Crowdfunding’ a Worry for Traditional Charities
Was Carnegie Right About Philanthropy?

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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