04/09/2014

by The Morning Pulse

April 9, 2014

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

Congressman Camp’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal
Employment Statistics, Fiduciary Duty and 401(k) Investor Angst
AnchorDCIIA Offers Q&A About Automatic Plan Features
AnchorWorkers Need Planning Help Through Retirement
AnchorRetirement Income Needs Vary

AnchorAre custom funds better than pre-packaged options?
The Hidden Risks of Target-Date Funds
Qualified retirement plans must recognize same-sex marriages
Reducing Volatility in DC Plans: Fiduciary Considerations of Incorporating Downside Risk Management

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

China starts talking about raising retirement age
Pension cuts will lead to more crime, poverty in Detroit, union argues
Bad medicine for healthy pensions
Governor has right idea to fix retirement systems shortfall
Rhode Island police reject pension settlement, trial date stays in place

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Economists split over why so many give up search for work
Fed reports consumer-credit increase for Feb.
AnchorAsset managers need more tailored approach to fund selection criteria
Operational Alpha: An asset class in its own right
U.S., U.K. mutual funds likely to face more scrutiny Harvard adopts ‘responsible investment’ principles

Is high-frequency trading good or bad for institutional investors?

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

An eyes wide open approach to launching a ’40 Act Fund
Hedge Funds Unwind As Growth To Value Rotation Intensifies
Hedge funds reluctant to use Jobs Act
Sanctions On Russia Take Their Toll On US Real Estate Market
SEC unit to focus on private equity, hedge funds

A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good
Hedge fund and private equity managers not in rush to market funds
Private equity firms reportedly collect unjustified fees from companies
Bypassing The Middleman In Private Equity

HEALTH CARE

The ACA: Some Unpleasant Welfare Arithmetic
Millennial health plan participation dropsToxic Workplaces May Override Wellness Efforts
How Health Plans Are Becoming More Patient Centric

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Consumers overestimate cost of life insurance
Estate Planning in The Springtime of Your Life

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.

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