04/18/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 18, 2014

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

AnchorParticipants Have Low Level of Financial Literacy
AnchorDon’t Forget the Risks of a Roth 401(K)
Rising rates, low returns and high volatility worrying DC consultants
Why Plan Participants Change Their Planned Retirement Date
Helping Plan Participants to Choose Between Annuities and Lump Sums

Examining Perceptions and Expectations Among Target Date Investors and Non-Investors

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Corporate Pension Funds Far HealthierAnchor
Detroit strikes two deals over pensions with police, firefighters, other former employees
Unions Want to Use $100M in Federal Housing Relief Money to Plug Detroit Pension Hole
Council Questions Five-Year Wharton Plan
Rauner wouldn’t move police and fire to 401(k)

AnchorAnchorIs Your Fund Paying Too Much for Mutual Funds?
Rhode Island judge: Pension lawsuit may go forward
The Risks of Derisking DB Plans

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Fed’s Yellen: Joblessness too high to consider rate rise
U.S. factory output, housing starts increase
A Long-Term Look At Inflation
Housing Starts And Building Permits Weaker Than Expected
Moving risk into the front office

Investor confidence in global economic growth still high
Seeking Certainty
France reduces welfare, health care spending to fund tax cuts
SEC outlines cybersecurity plan for Wall Street

Risk corridors plan could squeeze insurers
Portfolio managers pessimistic on credit default

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Off To Worst Start Since 2008
Hedge Fund AUM Hits Another Record High In Q1 2014
Hedge Fund Transparency Sets New Standard
Trends in alternative investments
Hedge funds face market challenges

Understanding the legal issues of structuring a hedge fund and Fund Management Company 

Investors See Opportunity in Chinese Real Estate
AnchorHedge Funds and Wall St. Analysts: Insider Trading?
Private Equity Funds Capture More Capital

HEALTH CARE

Healthcare costs in US far exceed costs in other countries
New Multi-Billion Health Trusts Planned for Detroit
The Flexibility Bias
Census survey changes cloud PPACA numbers
New Data Signal Smaller Jump in Health Care Costs for 2015

Average Retiree Health Costs Could Overtake Social Security Benefits

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Investors want more help from advisers
Indie channels to hold 38% of assets by 2016Online Resources for Income Tax Planning as Part of Estate Planning

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.

 
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