03/19/2014

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

PENSION PLANS

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

CAPITAL MARKETS

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

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

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

HEALTH CARE

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

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

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

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

Have an interesting article or periodical to recommend? Send an email to: todaysinterestingarticles@gmail.com

Interested in joining in on the discussion? Would you like access to previous editions of The Morning Pulse? Then join The Morning Pulse Linkedin group.

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

Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.
The hyperlinks above take you to internet site(s) sponsored and maintained by independent third parties that are unaffiliated with The Morning Pulse, Inc. It is for general reference and educational purposes. Although we believe the content provider to be a reliable source of information, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information or warranty the representations of such Websites. The information available through these Web sites has not been prepared by nor does The Morning Pulse, Inc. have an ability to alter the content, and content will not be monitored by The Morning Pulse, Inc. in the future. The Morning Pulse, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the use of or inability to use such site and recommends you review the terms, conditions, and privacy policy applying to your use of the site. Expression of opinions contained on these hyperlinks may or may not be consistent with the opinions of The Morning Pulse, Inc.