05/07/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential newsMay 7, 2014

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

Recession Decreased Expected Reliance on 401(k)s
IRA Rollover Contributions Reach $321B
Reliance on 401(k) retirement accounts drops
Making retirement planning automatic
Financial Knowledge and 401(k) Investment Performance

Middle-Class Retirement ‘Under Siege’

Fueled by Aging Baby Boomers, Nation’s Older Population to Nearly Double in the Next 20 Years
These Seven Megatrends Will Redefine the Future of 401(k) Plans

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Managing and Mitigating DB Plan Risk
Large Plans Fare Better During Q1
S&P 1500 DB Plan Funding Decreases Again
Interest rates, flat stock prices widen pension plan deficits
Pension experts’ report Tuesday could influence Memphis budget, tax debate

Council authorizes plan to privatize some city pensions
Salary ‘Spiking’ Drains Public Pension Funds

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Money markets present concern for ECB
Big investors focus on mega-cap stocks

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Global insurers plan to increase risk in portfolios

The alternative strategies that ouperform with mutual funds
Hedge Funds Trail S&P 500 In April
The Velvet Rope of Private Equity Opens for Retail Investors
Bad banks gain as private equity and hedge funds chase assets

HEALTH CARE

How private exchanges are thriving under PPACA
Marketplace Health Plan Premiums Are Competitive with Employer-Based Coverage
Deaths Fell After Massachusetts Healthcare Overhaul
Workers Unhappy with Health Benefits as Companies Cut Back

PERSONAL FINANCE

Why Advisors Will (and Should) Manipulate Clients
What to Do When Clients Hold Too Much Cash
Do-It-Yourself Wills: Cheap Now, Expensive Later?
Advisers put estate planning in “too hard” basket

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.

 
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