05/02/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 2, 2014

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

AnchorAnchorWork Will Be Ongoing Part of Boomers’ Lives
AnchorStranded Retirement Accounts a Growing Problem
AnchorWhat Will the IRS Be Looking into Next?
Most 401(k) sponsors want fiduciary duty for advisers
AnchorRetirement 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
AnchorMAP-21 Funding Relief Benefitted DB Plans
AnchorCouncil 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

Severe downturn could hit Fannie, Freddie hard

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

HEALTH CARE

AnchorConsumers 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

Market Trends in Retiree Healthcare and Financial Reporting Implications
Health Spending Surges as Obamacare Patients Use Their Plans
Who’s Paid for Obamacare?

PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Financial planners slam the brakes on business acquisition

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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