04/17/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 17, 2014

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

AnchorAnchorGroups Criticize DOL’s Call for Fee Guides
AnchorTDF Investors More Confident About Retirement
Researchers Suggest Boosting Retirement Plan Access
Rising Market: A Threat To Your Retirement
6 investment menu best practices for 401(k) and 403(b) plans

Marching to Retirement Without a Plan

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

S&P 500 pension funding expands
85% of public pensions could go bust in 30 years
Papers question market efficiency, banking costs
AnchorUK annuities market could decline by up to 75 per cent
Pension funds ride stock market roller coaster

Wichita’s public employee retirement plans in strong shape

Mayor’s proposal reduces city budget by $18 million
Detroit Bankruptcy Clears Pensions Hurdle
Dutch Pensions Push to Punish Poorly Performing Managers with Lower Fees

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Investors planning to raise European fund exposures
SEC allows broader use of social media for investment manager advertising
Climate Change and the Fossil Fuel Divestiture Movement
Overseas tax shelters cost U.S. $150B in lost revenue
The high cost in time and money of paying taxes Anchor

Asset Managers Opt for Value Over Growth

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Liquid PE continues to outperform major market indices
Influence of banks, hedge funds on commodities lowest since 2008
European hedge fund assets hit record high in Q1 of 2014
Private Equity Returns: It’s All About Alpha

HEALTH CARE

AnchorEBRI Presents New DC Approach to Health Benefits
CBO: Health insurance subsidies to cost less than expected
Bond buyers: PPACA might be working
What’s Going on With Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance?
How Will the ACA Affect Liability Insurance Costs?

State Health Insurance Marketplaces Look to More Standardized Plans for 2015
Retiree Health Benefits at the Crossroads

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Groups push SEC to adopt fiduciary standard for brokers
Fundraising strengthens online advisers
Entry-level financial planners believe bigger is better
Adviser to Couple: Get Married
Misperception of millennials skews advisors’ strategies

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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