04/03/2014

by The Morning Pulse

April 3, 2014

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

AnchorHow Accurate Are Retirement Plan Coverage Stats?
Participation Rate in 401(k) Plans Greater for Men Than Women
AnchorTide Is Shifting Toward Custom TDFs
AnchorPBGC Proposes DC Rollovers into Pensions
Why Even the Supreme Court Can’t Fix Your 401(k)

Supreme Court Should Clarify Role Of 401(k) Fiduciaries

With Target-Date Funds, Is It Tracking Error or Different Expectations?

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

State funding of pension plans keeps falling
Company pension plans are healthier, but they’re still dying
Anchor2013 Gain Wiped from US Corporate Pension Funding Rates
US Pension Fund Fitness Tracker: Funding Ratio Progress Slowed Down in First Quarter of 2014

AnchorUK joins list of top ten sustainable pension systems
Implementing an LDI Strategy
AnchorThe Downsides of LDI
Pension bill passes Oklahoma state Senate committee
How Delaying Social Security Can Be the Best Long Term Investment or Annuity Money Can Buy

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

AnchorRise in factory production marks acceleration of U.S. economy
U.S. auto sales rebounded in March
Number of unemployed workers in EU declines
5-year bond sale could confirm Greek recovery
Stockholders focus on nonfinancial matters

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Generate Mixed Returns In March
AnchorIntelligent REIT Investors Must Stay Focused On Dividend Dependability
Real (Estate) Uncertainty
Look out, Lipper and Morningstar, hedge fund tracking funds gathering data on alt mutuals
Private Equity Fundraising: Strongest Quarter Since Financial Crisis

HEALTH CARE

PPACA mysteries
Regulators unsure about PPACA risk programsHealth Care Signups Reach Frenzy in Final Day to Enroll
NLRB Classification of Athletes as Employees Highlights a Health Care Reform Land Mine .
The Cost of the Affordable Care Act to Large Employers

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Moving Back to Equities
AnchorSEC Approves Limited Use of Social Media Testimony

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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