04/11/2014

by The Morning Pulse

April 11, 2014

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

Defined Contribution Can Transcend State of Crisis
Plan Assets Moving Away from Fixed IncomeAnchor
Some Millennials Turn to Brokerage Accounts Over DC Plans
AnchorWhat 401(k)s Can Learn from 403(b)s
AnchorPlan Sponsors Support Stricter Fiduciary Standards

Labor Department fiduciary rule could harm job changers

AnchorAnchorAnchorAnchorFossil-fuel-free plans available
Middle-Income Americans Lack Understanding of Retirement Tax Impact
AnchorCompanies Focus on Elective Deferred Compensation
Downturns Fuel Bridge Jobs, Retirement

1 in 4 Seniors Have Little Home Equity

Why Every Retirement Committee Needs a Custom Charter
401(k) Index Observations, March 2014

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

85% of pensions could fail in 30 years
Chicago pension reform measure passes Illinois Legislature
Mayors lobby for city pension changes
Deal Voted Down in Rhode Island Pension Overhaul
Public Pensions and the Lessons of Success

No FTSE 100 Company Offers a DB Plan for New Employees

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MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Emerging-market corporate bonds threaten funds
Economists split over likely timing of Fed rate boost
Money market funds increase WAM and market risk
Some Fed officials concerned with message sent to markets
AnchorIMF criticizes U.S. response to financial risks

Real Estate And The Federal Reserve Effect

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Three trends for global hedge funds in 2014
Alternative investors see activism as value driver
The Problem With Calling an Investment ‘Alternative’
Real Estate ETFs Continue To Soar
You Must Know This About REITs
Private-equity driving insurance industry mergers and acquisitions

HEALTH CARE

Fed fears PPACA could control costs
Employee Behaviors Top Health Care Cost Challenge
Health Goal Met, White House Reviews Missteps
Doctors React to Release of Medicare Billing RecordsAnchor
Private Exchanges Help Retirees Manage Health Care Costs

Medicare Reveals How Much It Pays Each Doctor — Here’s What the Data Show

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Workers need advisers’ help with retirement planning
No Retirement Crisis, But Advisors’ Help Urgently Needed
Gen Y Looking for Financial Independence, Not Traditional Retirement
Stop IRA rollovers ‘immediately,’ expert warns after tax ruling
Coming Soon (Thanks to the SEC): More Adviser Review Sites

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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