by The Morning Pulse

March 19, 2014March 19, 2014

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

AnchorHelp with Reducing Plan Costs
AnchorRetirement Plan Offering Strongly Linked to Confidence
Reverse mortgages popular again with U.S. retirees
AnchorAmericans Have Trouble Prioritizing Retirement Saving
Do Longevity Expectations Influence Retirement Plans?

Should Small Plans Mimic Big Ones?
Quinn Curtis Reveals True Intent of the Curtis/Ayres 401(k) Fee Paper
Your 401(k) Is Not Free
Why Younger Workers Might Want to Borrow From a 401(k)
Retirement savings under $1K for a third of workers


Anchor Pension funds still living with financial crisis
City Council Continues Pension Talks
Nondiscrimination Changes Needed to Slow Move to ‘Hard Freezes,’ Commenters Tell IRS


Fed expected to revise forward guidance as Yellen takes helm
Portfolio Shifts Continue After Banner Year
EU, U.S. respond to Crimea vote with sanctions on Russia
China vulnerable to capital outflow as yuan weakens
Eurozone slides closer to deflation

SEC looks into ETFs and variable annuities
Transparency of indices is inadequate, say institutional investors
Ukraine doing the sneezing but Japan and emerging Asian fund groups catching colds
Markets show first glimmer of U.S. inflation expectation
Insurers Outsourcing for Esoteric Fixed Income


REIT Capital Raising Slows in February
Real estate managers using auctions in myriad ways
Hedge Fund Inflows Of $11 Billion Last Month
Hedge Funds Lose 0.26% MTD, Trail S&P
Private Equity Firms Adapt to “New Road Map” for Fundraising

IRS issues safe harbour regulations governing the assignment of derivatives


Feds slash at state PPACA navigator curbs
Americans still clueless about PPACA deadlineSHOP Exchanges Taking a Slice of Small Biz Market
84 Percent of Americans Concerned About Health Care Costs in Retirement
Sizing Up Exchange Market Competition
Obama’s Health-Care Pitch Takes Quirky Route


Affluent clients welcome advisers offering family service
Financial planning is the new sexy


AnchorHeeding Benefits Education Preferences Pays Off
Growth in compensation for US CEOs may have slowed

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.

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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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