by The Morning Pulse
May 2, 2014
401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS
Work Will Be Ongoing Part of Boomers’ Lives
Stranded Retirement Accounts a Growing Problem
What Will the IRS Be Looking into Next?
Most 401(k) sponsors want fiduciary duty for advisers
Retirement Savings Stuck in Neutral
Which industries offer the best performing 401(k)s?
Roth 401(k) May Be the Key for Under-40 Workers to Build Wealth
Is the Four Percent Rule Still Relevant for Retirees?
Lifetime Income Scores: Assessment of Retirement Preparedness
DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS
Study shows modest shift to DC plans in public sector
State pension plan benefits on the decline
Pension reform bill dies in Senate
MAP-21 Funding Relief Benefitted DB Plans
Council could kick pensions just a tiny bit farther down the road
Commission wants razor on pensions
Bulk annuity market sees fewer big hitters but more to enter
Do State and Local Pensions Lock in Mid-Career Employees?
How Will State and County Government Employees Fare under Kentucky’s New Cash Balance Pension Plan?
Jacksonville to Start Pension Reform Talks with Public Meetings
MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
U.S. economic growth neared standstill in Q1
Fed reduces bond buying by $10B a month
Implications Of Weak Growth For Financial Assets And Monetary Policy
Investment management firms must maximise technology to add value
Income-Producing Alternatives To Bonds
NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS
Manager Searches Reveal Interest in Alternatives
A Guide To Understanding Hedge Fund Performance
Where Big Money Endowments Are Investing Now
The Rising Tide of Alternative Investments
81% Of Endowments & Foundations Planning Hedge Fund Allocations In 2014
Early Returns Show REITs Starting 2014 On Strong Note
Real estate majors’ stocks crack under political pressure
Real Estate Investment Might Be Having a Moment
The Velvet Rope Of Private Equity Opens For Retail Investors
US SEC probing private equity fund fee disclosures
Consumers OK with extra PPACA fees
Feds use Medicaid data to estimate PPACA spending
Healthcare scorecard shows little progress among US states
Health Care, Heating Prevent First-Quarter Contraction in US GDP
DC-style health care plans on the rise
Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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