04/08/2014

by The Morning Pulse

April 8, 2014
401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

SEC takes closer look at target-date funds
AnchorAnchorAnchorJust out of Reish: Plan Committee Agendas III
AnchorAnother Court Rejects Pension’s Church Plan Status
Boomer Expectations for Retirement 2014

25% would buy an annuity at retirement

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Reforming Public Pensions
Pension gaps plague Illinois cities
Illinois’ next pension issue: Police, fire funds
AnchorDetroit Details Benefit Reductions in New Plan
CalSTRS Members Get $300 Million from Surplus

Chicago’s pension fix: Pain now, or pay later
San Jose may ease disability pension reform

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

G-20 meetings have little effect on markets
U.S. jobs report hurts Asian-Pacific markets
Worldwide long-term funds attracted EUR888bn in net inflows in 2013
AnchorUS Monetary Policy Lagging Economic Cycle
Signs of a thaw for EM equity funds after a quarter where 

Central banks’ unconventional policies ease tension

Anchor NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Six out of seven IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices negative in March
Investors will miss out on returns if they don’t navigate AIFMD barriers
Seeding and alternative fund routes for start-up hedge fund managers

HEALTH CARE

Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance
CMS expected 4.3 million exchange applications
AHIP CEO suggests lower tier of health insurance
Waiting for Healthcare in Canada Costs $1,200 Per Patient
Even the Healthy Locked Out of 2014 Policies Now

Uninsured Rate in U.S. Is Lowest Since 2008

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Personalized Web service key for advisory firms
Boomers’ rollovers to launch businesses are getting closer IRS scrutiny
Ageing boomers highlight estate planning opportunity for financial planners

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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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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