03/28/2014

by The Morning Pulse

March 28, 2014

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

US retirement assets reach $23 trillion 
AnchorCan You Really Set it and Forget It?
AnchorThe Risk of Rising Interest Rates for Stable Value Funds
IRS Modifies Procedures for Pre-Approved 403(b)s
Keep a cool head when the DOL comes knocking

AnchorEffects of Increasing Retirements on Employer Plans
Post Recession: Strugglers vs Thrivers
Anchor401(k) and the Passive Investment Revolution
Variable annuity sales to hit $22B by 2018
Target date funds to capture 63% of 401(k) contributions by 2018

Brokerage Account Windows Shutting in 401(k) Plans

PENSION PLANS

AnchorThe Cash Balance De-Risking Solution
Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: Fourth Quarter 2013
Declining Pension Benefits Leave Workers Uneasy
Company pension plans to be hit with double whammy

CAPITAL MARKETS

Fed clears capital plans from 25 banks, rejects 5
Key Recessionary Indicators Continue Positive
Fed On Target To Raise Interest Rates In The Spring Of 2015
Russian economy could contract this year
Investors fill gap in infrastructure financing

Fed bank fearful of insurance risks

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Investment managers behind the curve on FATCA prep
Structuring, seeding and regulatory considerations for today’s aspiring hedge fund start-up manager
Orange County Pension to Pool Funds for Private-Equity
Hedge funds position for further Russia sanctions
Which Leaders Will Shape the Future of Hedge Funds?
Pension Funds Join in Fee Pushback

Pension Decision: Take It Or Leave It
Rising pension costs stress Napa’s financial recovery

HEALTH CARE

HHS exchanges to loosen PPACA enrollment deadline
Employer Contributions to Health Accounts

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Why Charging Fees on AUM Still Make (Im-)Perfect Sense
Cyberattacks on investment advisers increasing

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Fund managers increasingly combative on executive pay hikes, study says
Advisory career can lead to high pay

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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