04/30/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 30, 2014

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

Americans’ retirement age creeps up
Defined Contribution Plans in the Public Sector: An Update
AnchorFinancial Wellness Not Just a Benefit for Employees
AnchorLifetime Income: Participant Needs, Retiree Risks and Retirement Solutions
SEC’s White stresses importance of uniform fiduciary rule

AnchorRoth Plan Features Becoming More Popular
Are hedge funds too much for the 401(k) market?
How 401(k) help can hurt your savings
Working Together to Improve 401(k) Plans
Report Card on 403(b) Plans: Have They Improved?

Leaving Your 401(k) Past Behind: Concerns Over Terminated Participants with an Account Balance

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

AnchorMajor Risks Facing DB Plans Today
More changes ahead for N.C. retirement system
AnchorNinety-Four Percent Funded? Not So Fast, Corporate Funds
Pension Funds and Catastrophe Bonds: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Detroit Bankruptcy Deal Largely Spares Pensions

Federal Government Consultation on Target Benefit Plans Highlights Importance of Pension Options for Private-Sector Plan Sponsors
Reducing retirement plan risk with lump-sum payouts
Society of Actuaries gauges MAP-21 use

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. imposes economic sanctions on Putin associates
Investment banks expect fixed-income revival
Contracts to buy U.S. existing homes increase
Emerging markets fund flows fade over Easter while investors reassess Europe
Low-cost funds more likely to outperform higher-cost funds

Active Management Linked to Strong Endowment Returns
AnchorInvestors Using Smart Beta in Many Ways
Corporate America doesn’t care about a triple-A credit rating
AnchorWhat Makes a Great CIO
Asset owners up pace of activity with hedge funds

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Alternative Access: A New Market for High-Demand Products

Hedge Funds Get Aussie Bets Wrong Second Time
Hedge Funds Trail S&P 500
Hedge funds wade into systemic risk debate
The Big Decisions Facing Hedge Fund Managers

It’s time for private equity firms to start selling companies

Fuzzy Math on Alternative Investing
Two New Alternative Asset Classes Here to Stay?
Real estate is next big thing in administration
Real Estate Agent Using Drones To Seal The Deal

The ‘Louis Vuitton’ REITs of the Investment World

Zillow Joins Real Estate Standards Organization

HEALTH CARE

AnchorIRS announces 2015 HSA limits
Why Healthcare Needs Amazon (or Anyone) to Shake Things Up
Healthcare IT pros laud security, privacy tools
American Healthcare: The Emperor Is Naked
Consumer-Driven Plans Are Driving Increase in Health Management

Do Integrated Health Care Systems Provide Lower Cost, Higher Quality Care?
If You Like Choice, Competition And Entrepreneurship, Obamacare Is Not For You

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Financial planner tells Gen Y ‘start early to retire rich’
Advisors look to engage next generation of affluent

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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