04/15/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 15, 2014

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

AnchorAnchorParticipant Trading Down as More Use Professional Help
AnchorThink Tank Recommends New Type of Fee Disclosure
Consultants support bigger push into alts
Illinois Senate passes retirement savings act for private-sector employees

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

AnchorAnchorPension Risk Transfer: Due Diligence Considerations
AnchorProposed Protections for DC to DB Rollovers
Pace of pension reform ebbs after 49 states change laws
Market rise could help restore city pension cuts
Weakening multiemployer pension plans make drastic cuts to stay afloat

Gubernatorial Candidates Disagree on Pension Plan

Impact of GASB’s new pension rules on government bond ratings
Memphis Pension Blues Foretold With Tennessee Bill

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Investors tell firms time is right to buy growth
Multi-asset fund sales lead the way in Q1Equity to drive convertible bond funds’ return
State tax revenues reach a record $846B for last fiscal year
Why now may be time to unearth a ‘zombie’ fund

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

What a Hedge Fund Failure Looks Like
Game Of Yields: 8% With Safety
Real-Estate Crowdfunding Finds Its Footing
Hedge Funds Beat S&P 500 In First Quarter
Private equity portfolios take off in Europe
Demand Is Strong For Private Equity Investments On Secondary Markets

HEALTH CARE

Why voluntary still matters
Health care launch ‘terribly flawed’

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Biggest advisory firms control 42% of business
AnchorComplexity of Information Impedes Financial Education
Behavioural segmentation drives long-term profitability for wealth management industry 
Debate over brokers’ fiduciary duty might be nearing resolution

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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