04/22/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 22, 2014

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

Are 401(k)s without a stable value option negligent?
AnchorAnchorAre Retirement Benefits Wages?
AnchorDOL Fee Guide Proposal Misses the Point, Some Say
Why are so many boomers working longer?How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic
Hard Choices: Where We Are

Despite AOL news, 401(k) matches are not changing
Five red flags for 401(k) plans

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Social Security to Resume Benefits Statement Mailings
AnchorSan Diego Pension Adds Risk Parity, Drops Bonds
Pembroke Pines Promises Not To Rehire Firefighters With Pensions
San Bernardino Battles Calpers Pension Demands

Illinois Pension Law Had Costly Typo

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Fed bond buying reduced yields, raised growth slightly
Bond trading off to slowest start since financial crisis
Banks report strong growth from asset-management units
Documents show secret pay deal by Silicon Valley firms Fund managers tap into smart beta

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

AnchorHedge Funds Off to Slowest Start Since 2008
No warm EU welcome for US hedge funds
Hedge Funds Cut Gold Bets in Longest Slide of 2014
Hedge funds attract $55bn new money in Q1

HEALTH CARE

AnchorHealth Care Costs Will Exceed Social Security Benefits
PPACA exchanges seek Web helpHealthcare.gov recommends changing password

Paid Sick Leave Laws: A Growing Trend Across the U.S.
Suddenly Health Insurance Is Not for Sale

Obamacare Triggers Jump in U.S. Consumers’ Healthcare Spending
Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease
Obamacare’s High Risk Pools Are Closing for Real This Time

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Many advisers can’t get time under control

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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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

Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

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