02/20/2014

by The Morning Pulse

February 20, 2014

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

Pre-Retirees Need Strategies for Withdrawing DC Assets
401(k) and IRA accounts holders take out as much as 45 percent prematurely
Most 401(k) Plan Fees Declining or Flat
Interactive Financial Education Better Engages Gens X and Y

Young cashing out of DC plans

DC plan sponsors adding alternatives
Who Are the Other ‘1%’? 5000 Big Retirement Plans Hold 71% of All 401(k) Assets
Companies bracing for 1-2 retirement punch
Who Will Pursue myRA Contracts?

Treasury Senior Advisor Mark Iwry Explains Early History of the 401(k) and Where We Might Be Heading

The High Cost of Early Retirement

PENSION PLANS

401(k)s will help solve Illinois’ pension crisis
Goodyear to fully freeze pension plan for USW workers
Decline of DB schemes is a global phenomenon
Public employees rally at Capitol against proposed pension reform
Whirlpool to add $160 million to U.S. pension plans

Rhode Island Pension ‘Reform’ Settlement Aside, Battle Has Just Begun

Calif. pension board moves to hike contributions
Latest city pension fix would hit retirees

CAPITAL MARKETS

Major bond dealers bullish on U.S. economy dump Treasurys
Asset management CEOs optimistic about future revenues
Risk management to play greater role in investment decisions

Companies Detangle from Legacy DB Plans

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds to reach USD3trn by year end 2014

Argentina takes hedge fund case appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Hedge fund investors look for liquid alternatives
Hedge Funds Shed 0.17% In January

REAL ESTATE

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HEALTH CARE

Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
What If Your Employer Gets Access to Your Medical Records?
Healthcare’s use of big data stumbles but isn’t down for the count
The Inevitability of Disruption in Health Reform
Obamacare’s Latest Surprise for Taxpayers?

Regulatory Redistribution in the Market for Health Insurance

PERSONAL FINANCE

Competition brings out the best in financial planning students
Saving Retirees From Financial Missteps
Wills vs. Trusts: What’s Best For Retirees?
Retiring Workers Aren’t Planning How To Use Savings
RIA advisors over age 55 have 33% of AUM

Only 51% of U.S. consumers save more than they owe on credit cards

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Competing With Silicon Valley for Talent Is Becoming Insanely Expensive
‘No, Our Executives Didn’t Make That Much Money’

PHILANTHROPY

The stock market is back, philanthropy is not
Sharing Data for All to See Helps Charities Do Better Work

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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