04/29/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 29, 2014

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

How to improve your retirement readiness
AnchorBenefit Adequacy Hottest Retirement Benefits Issue
AnchorMany Draw Down Accounts Without a Strategy
AnchorIncreasing the Impact of Participant Statements
AnchorSurvey Finds Little Consistency on Fee Disclosures

Defendant, plaintiffs both find something to appeal in ABB ruling
Wrap availability puts stable value back on map
The Real Retirement Crisis
Roth 401(k): Does Switching to One Make Sense?

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

As clock ticks down on session, legislature still eyeing pension reform
Corporate pension funding status rises to highest level since 2007
More changes ahead for N.C. retirement system
Don’t look to DC as way to address DB funding crisis
Living in Retirement: Without my defined benefit pension plan, I’d be working

Lump sum Detroit pension payment could save Michigan 45%

Tax-exempt but tax conscious

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Housing – Looking Over The Edge Of A Cliff
U.S. housing market fades as speculative fervor cools
U.S. middle class is not world’s richest
Freddie Mac CEO raises concerns about housing-finance bill
Rental assistance for many Sandy victims to end soon

Asia has urgent need for structural reform

Retail investors behind firms’ growth

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Short Small Caps Most Since ’04 Russell Falls

Hedge fund inflows booming despite poor performance
Hedge fund assets reached $2.931tln
Asset owners up pace of activity with hedge funds
New York launches new program for emerging hedge fund managers

Real estate is next big thing in administration

Alternative Investments: A Checklist for Fiduciaries

HEALTH CARE

Much of Healthcare.gov is Still Under Construction
AnchorEmployer Challenges Persist for Health Benefit OfferingsAnchorFit Finances Mean Lower Health Care Costs
Disability council braves the PPACA gorilla
Consumer-Driven Health Plans Help Employees ‘Own’ Their Healthcare

Who Really Pays for Health Care?
ACA Insurance Policies Pose Actuarial and Rate Challenges for Insurers

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Behavioural traps that can foil financial planning
Current health is key in planning for the long haul
Get Your Advisory Clients to Take Ownership of Retirement

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

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