03/20/2014

by The Morning Pulse

March 20, 2014

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

Americans more confident about retirement finances
What the 401(k) test lab is experimenting on next
Time to clean out the attic of your 401(k)?
Retirement Readiness Improves in 2014, But Varies by Income and 401(k) Access

What Do Participants Really Want from a Bond Fund?
Retiring with $1M—Even Relatively Low-Earners Can Do It

PENSION PLANS

Contributory Defined Benefit Plans: A Pension Fix?
Boeing engineers union chief: ‘I’m not wedded to pensions’
Strengthen, don’t break, Iowa’s public pension plans
Pension funds ask for fast-track course for Detroit bankruptcy appeal
Council approves pension plan ‘with gun to our head’

CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. inflation, housing figures point to sluggish growth
US institutions continue revamp of portfolios
Overcoming the risk challenges of trading fixed income securities
Corporate debt emerges as largest portion of U.S. bond market
Housing Starts Fall As Permits Climb In February

Muni-bond funds see second straight month of inflow

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

More funds eyeing active currency hedging
Hedge Fund Shutdowns Hit Nearly Five-Year High
US hedge fund launches continue to surge
Hedge Fund AUM May To Hit $3 Trillion In 2014
How Big Do Investors Want their Hedge Funds?

Yale Endowment posts positive performance, focuses on alternatives
Real Estate’s Place in a Portfolio
EU assets targeted by US middle-market private equity firms
Pension trustees ought to consider alternative assets

HEALTH CARE

Health Care Costs Top Retiree Fear List
Administration Tightens Health Plan’s Standards After Consumers Complain
Obamacare Premiums to Skyrocket for 2015

PERSONAL FINANCE

Financial Planners Association opposes commissions

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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