05/01/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 1, 2014

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

Another Quarter of 401(k) Balance Growth
401(k) Anti-Services
How fees and employer tinkering eat away your 401(k)
Fiduciary concerns challenge plan sponsors, despite 401(k) savings improvements
A new approach to avoiding retirement ruinAnchor
Retirement Could Be the Best Time in Your Life

AnchorAdministering Retirement Plan Account Forfeitures
AnchorHospitality Workers Lag in Saving
DOL Proposes Required Retirement Income Projections
Auto Enrollment: Two Sides to Every Coin
The Retirement Readiness of Three Unique Generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials

The Effects of Health Care Reform on Retirement Plans

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

AnchorStates’ Pension Reform Reduced Potential Retirement Income
The long game on pension reform
AnchorState and local pension plans pass $3 trillion mark in fiscal year 2012
Changing Mortality Rates Will Hurt Pension Funding Ratios
A retirement mismatch

$1.8 million for pensions: How new Grand Rapids budget spends 2010 income-tax money

Pension Annuitization Attractiveness Remains Solid

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. consumer sentiment dips as rise in housing values slows
Slowing foreclosures harms national economies
AnchorRetirement Investors Should Diversify Fixed Income
Current Economic Stability ‘Only an Illusion’
Individual investors return

Endowments and foundations optimistic on US economy, concerned about global slowdown

Global investors look to increase risk exposure

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

AnchorNew Mandate Assets Climb as Alternatives Take Hold
Time to add REITs to your portfolio?
Private equity managers say they’re doing more sales than buys in 2014

HEALTH CARE

AnchorMajor Obamacare Insurer Backs Away from Double Digit Rate Hike Prediction
Did PPACA taxes start in the right place?
A growing threat for health care
Not to Be Taken Lightly: Choosing a Private Exchange

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Tomorrow’s life settlement: integral to retirement planning
SEC’s White requests funding to examine advisers

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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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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