03/11/2014

by The Morning Pulse

March 11, 2014

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

Pet “Smart?”
Defined contribution assets skyrocket to record $5.06 trillion
Time to Consider a Collective Trust?
404(c) in the Modern World
Church Plan Lawsuits Could Reverse 30 Years of Precedent

Rebounding Markets and Retirement Risk
401(k) Fees: A Breakdown of Plan Costs
Adviser Not Liable for Plans’ Bad Investment
How to Make $1 Million Last Through Retirement
Traditional IRA Investors’ Activity, 2007-2012 

Obama Budget Includes MyRAs, Auto IRAs; Would Limit Retirement Savings Tax Breaks

PENSION PLANS

US public pensions need more than investment windfall
Philadelphia Archdiocese Freezes Teachers’ Pension Plan
Naperville ends city council pension participation
Obama targets Social Security-claiming strategies
Bridging the Pension Coverage Gap

Oregon Lawmakers Push to Empower Pension Investment Office

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. posts gain in job creation
U.S. banks are warned against excessive risky lending
Emerging markets dominate February news
IPO market in 2014 strongest in several years

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund investors question offshore director independence and credibility
Online marketing platform changing alternatives fundraising
Commodity, equity hedge funds post strong returns in February
Hedge fund managers see increase in special situations funds, real estate-based private equity funds
Has the Tide Turned for Macro Hedge Funds?

HEALTH CARE

Broker sees age-band train wreck
Detroit retirees fight for health benefitsAmericans uninsured for health care dropping toward lowest level since 2008

PERSONAL FINANCE

Where are the potholes in your financial life?
Advisers embrace Web tools for client relationships

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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