04/04/2014

by The Morning Pulse

April 4, 2014

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

AnchorCourt reviews holding company’s stock in pension plan
1 in 4 Seniors Have Meager Savings
More Investors Choosing Target-Date Funds for Retirement Savings
Should Wife Invest in a Matchless 403(b) Plan?
AnchorPositive 401(k) Behaviors Picking Up

AnchorRecord High Retirement Account Assets in 2013
Pensions are so yesterday. Tomorrow’s retirements are being funded by 401ks.
Perspectives on Custom Target-Date Fund Strategies in DC Plans
The ‘Teflon Fiduciary’: Could Your Investment Adviser Avoid Responsibility for Bad Advice?
Retirees Are Living Longer — But That Shouldn’t Take Anyone by Surprise

Financial Education for Today’s Workforce: 2014 IFEBP Survey Results

Participant Trading: What Is Behind the Low Numbers?
New Flavor of Outsourced Fiduciary for Retirement Plans Hits the Market

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Corporate pension plan funding ratio dips in first quarter
Company pension plans are healthier, but they’re still dying
AnchorPension Plans Using Broad Definition of LDI
Federalism and Fiduciaries: A New Framework for Protecting State and Local Government Benefit Funds

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Geopolitical shocks raise warning flag for investors
Fed still sees little cause to let up on stimulus
ADP finds healthy hiring among U.S. companies
Fewer Americans say they are middle class
Investors move further afield to get more from fixed income

Endowment chief enjoys flexibility offered by ETFs

China plans rail spending, tax breaks to boost economy
FBI enlisting help from high-frequency traders
First They Build It — Then They Have to Explain It

Anchor NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Are Managed Futures ETFs The Best Commodity Play?
Hedge Funds Are the Real Losers From High-Speed Trading
Hedge funds in strategic asset allocation
Strong start to the year for private equity fundraising
ESG factors fuelling growth and innovation in chemical industry

HEALTH CARE

Ryan budget proposal includes PPACA repeal
Some state PPACA exchanges report big gains
Maryland to use Connecticut exchange system
Healthcare players see more changes coming to Obamacare
Healthcare enrollment numbers are of dubious consequence

Success Stories of the Self-Insured

Large Employers Are Getting Their Premiums Under Control, But You’re Probably Paying More
Why Some Don’t Pay Their Obamacare Premium: It’s Not What You Think

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Advisers try to keep creditors away from inherited IRAs

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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