05/06/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 6, 2014

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

Work “Forces”
401(k) Holders Going for Stocks Like Gangbusters
Target Date Funds: Same Retirement Year, Very Different Results
Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances as of March 1, 2014

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Despite reforms, many state pensions still struggling
Public Pensions Lifted by Investment Returns, Improved Funding
Pension benefits: Not all feds are created equal
State pension fight heads to Supreme Court
Some states consider retirement savings programs, but opposition is fierce

Quantitative Measures for Evaluating Social Security Reform Proposals
Chicago: A Pension Fund with a City Attached?
The ‘Oracle of Omaha’ Warns About Public Pension Underfunding

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Ukraine Crisis Important For Financial Markets?
Fed measures still show dire labor situation
U.S. banks detail reduced exposure to Russia
Bulls Are All Dressed Up, But Might Have No Place To Go
Advisors eye ETFs for low-cost market exposure

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Private equity revives as regional markets reopen

Hedge Funds Cut Gold Bets to 11-Week Low on U.S. Growth
High-frequency trading hurts hedge funds — not you
Borrowing Cash to Buy Complex Assets Is In Vogue Again

HEALTH CARE

IRS completes PPACA tax form rules
Understanding LTCi rate increases
Shift to public exchanges could save employers $3 trillion
Health care costs squeezing LI workers

PERSONAL FINANCE

Financial planning for a volatile 2014
Best Lessons From Markets’ Boom-and-Bust Cycles
Advisers’ Favorite Solutions to the Challenge of Income
Advisers Struggle to Gain Young Clients

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
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.

 
ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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