03/25/2014

by The Morning Pulse

March 25, 2014

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

If your CEO asks about retirement readiness, will you have an answer?
What Americans Think About Their Retirement Will Shock You
AnchorRetiree Confidence Boosts Wells Fargo/Gallup Index
DOL’s Retirement Policy Agenda for 2014: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know

Sinkhole of Bureaucracy: Federal Employee Retirements Are All Processed by Hand
U.S. Retirement System Ranks 19th Worldwide

PENSION PLANS

AnchorPension Annuitization Attractiveness Hangs On
California’s Pension Mugging
Military Pension Reform 2.0

CAPITAL MARKETS

Fitch moves U.S. AAA rating to “stable”
Fed official denies fundamental change in policy
Ukrainian crisis boosts prospects for EU-U.S. trade deal
Revised stress-test results show weaker outcome for some banks
AnchorSkill Matters in Active vs. Passive Debate

Obama pressed to support oil and gas exports
China’s manufacturing activity contracts again
Eurozone governments move swiftly to sell bonds
China uneasy about U.S. monetary policy
Good fund stewardship practices produce better results

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

American hedge funds dominate AUM

Hedge fund investors returning to Asia
US hedge funds bet on European recovery
SEC moves to revive REITs momentum
Largest UK Hedge Funds Get Bigger With 82% of Assets

HEALTH CARE

Lawmakers: Why is that drug so expensive?
Health-care law’s ‘Wellness’ visit might not be free
A Glitch in Obamacare Marketplace No One Noticed
Health Savings Accounts for Wealth Accumulation

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

SEC staff reviews options for regulating advisers
Financial advisers must be more professional for engaging clients

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Texans target Nebraska law requiring insurance firms to disclose top executives’pay
Tie coaches’ pay to academic performance?

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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