03/14/2014

by The Morning Pulse

March 14, 2014401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) PLANS
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AnchorSetting Attainable Goals for Your Retirement Plan
AnchorLabor’s fiduciary rule would target conflicts of interest
A Takeaway from Senate Hearing On Retirement Security: Keep Working Until You Drop
The Best 401(k)s Set a Higher Bar for Others
Educating vs. Advising: Tough Questions for DOL Fiduciary Proposal

Brokerage Windows: DOL May Be Preparing More Regulatory Guidance
Fidelity Bonds and Fiduciary Liability Insurance: Do You Need Both?

PENSION PLANS

Pension funds increase focus on risk and volatility
AnchorAftereffects of PBGC Premium Increase
QE has undermined pensions
Phoenix Voters Could Decide on Replacing Employee Pension With 401(k)-Type Plan
Sweden Scraps Two State Pension Funds to Cut Management Costs

LA controller suggests merging management of two pension systems

Ex-FSA chair calls for state pension age to rise to 70 by 2040
Pension Debt Strains Chicago’s Finances, Threatens Retiree Security

CAPITAL MARKETS

Resurgent investor confidence fuels asset flows in 2013
Emerging markets and high yield could deliver positive returns for fixed income
Wall Street bonuses hit highest level since 2008 crisis
Deflation risk reaches 4 eurozone nationsFed seeks answers, assurances on inflation, rates
U.S. multinationals’ profits stockpiled offshore rose 11.8% last year

Social media’s popularity won’t prompt SEC to change compliance rules

Variable annuities still weigh on 3 U.S. life insurers

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Beat S&P In First Week Of March
What’s good for Yale isn’t good for you
Getting the REIT Tax Treatment May Get Harder
Hedge fund directors lack credibility
Hedge fund managers face up to ‘Truman Show’ markets

HEALTH CARE

Employers See Negligible Increase in Workers Participating in Job-Based Coverage
So How Many Have Paid ACA Premiums?
Health Mandate Won’t Be Delayed, Sebelius Says
Employer Barriers to Adoption of Private Exchange Model
House pipes PPACA bills to Senate
Legislature will review any new health rules from insurance commissioner

Health care enrollment may only reach 5.4 million

How Many Are Eligible for Account-Based Health Plans?

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Financial Planners Stress Critical Role of Reverse Mortgages in Retirement
AnchorShould Clients Loan Money to Adult Children?
Should I Force My Beneficiaries to Stretch My IRA?
Students Take Charge of College Loans
Getting Real: How Much Do Retirees Spend?

Americans Spend Less Time Planning Their IRA Investment Than Choosing a Restaurant

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Tax Reform Targets Executive Pay, But May Raise Salaries

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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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