04/25/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 25, 2014

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

AnchorDefined Contribution Plans in the Public Sector: An Update
Cost Considerations When Using Index Funds
Defined contribution participant contributions, withdrawals in line with 2012
AnchorInitiative to Examine Retirement Savings Policy
AnchorMany Retirement Savers Missed 2013 Gains

ERISA Fee Disclosures: Best Practices for Fiduciaries
From saving to spending: What’s next for 401(k)s
Federal Employees Won’t Be Able to Escape Their TSP Debt, Even by Leaving Government
Don’t Make These 401(k) Blunders
Are More Americans Saving for Retirement Today?

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

AnchorMore Reasons for De-Risking DB Plans
City controller floats idea to change retirement plans
Pension slump slows pay increases for S&P 1500 CEOs
AnchorDeciding When to End a DB Plan in Hibernation
AnchorDB Plans to Increase Alternative Investments

AnchorCorporate DB Sponsors Slow to Transfer Liabilities
Pension fund costs haunt Easton’s 2015 budget plans
Boeing remains on track for $750 million in pension contributions
Public Employees’ Pensions Are Budgetary Black Hole

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. manufacturing stays strong in April
Investors warm to commodities
Index points to accelerating growth in eurozone
DTCC supports faster settlement cycle

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Housing Prices Rise, New Home Sales Fall, Earnings Loom

Alternative mutual funds’ leverage is focus of SEC inquiry
Despite Losses, Hedge Funds Still Bullish On Japanese Markets
Private equity and hedge funds tempt business school graduates
Hedge Funds Investors Return to the Bond Market, Just Not to PIMCO

Widows And Orphans Are Beating Hedge Funds This Year

Can Absolute Return and Hedge Funds Turn it Around?
AnchorThe Hassle—and High Potential—of Direct Real Estate
REIT Ruling Bodes Well for Converts
The REIT Way To Invest In A Wide Moat Of Dividend Repeatability

HEALTH CARE

Anchor2015 inflation adjustments for HSAs released
Healthcare IT Security Brings Challenges, Opportunities, but No Big Surprises
Healthcare overhaul boosts popularity of wellness programs
Small Businesses Find Benefits, Costs as They Navigate ACA
Wellness Program Trends: A Closer Look at Health Coaching

Adding Employer Health Insurance Contributions to Social Security’s Earnings and Tax Base

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Most clients want advisers to help them with Social Security
Planners up the ante on direct equities
Choose The Beneficiary Of Your Retirement Plan Carefully
Why the IRS Wants You to Watch Your IRA Rollovers

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.

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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