05/09/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 9, 2014

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

Half Say Retirement Saving Is Top Goal
The war on the 401(k) heats up
In-plan guarantees grow in number and assets in 2013
Middle-class retirement ‘under siege’How benefits managers can help protect the 401(k)
Fiduciary rules would help, not hurt, savers

DOL Continues Work on Fiduciary Rules, Borzi Says ‘Retirement World Is Way Too Complicated’

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

A Surprise Obstacle to Lump-Sum Windows
Baltimore approves moving new city employees to DC or hybrid plan
Consumer borrowing jumped in March by highest amount in a year
Expert presents plan for state pension reform
Funded status deficit increases in April

Pension calculator reveals retirement benefits for public employees

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. Fed chief refuses to be pinned down on rate boost
U.S. dollar defies expectations
Consumer borrowing jumped in March by highest amount in a year
Asset Boom in Asia, but No Pay Day for Managers
Ukraine, housing threaten U.S. economy

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds get USD11.2bn in March

Why are hedge fund assets reaching all time highs while they underperform the S&P 500?
UK hedge fund industry booms despite wider slowdown in Europe
European PE fundraising doubled year-on-year in 2013
Private Equity Firms in Europe Turn to IPOs to Cash Out

For China’s Private Equity, A Long And Painful Path To Liquidity

HEALTH CARE

Insurers see high exchange plan payment rates
Many Believe ACA Will Increase Health Care Costs
Health care reform: How did we get here and where are we going?
Health care, and patients, go south — to Mexico
Have You Saved Enough?
New Push for State-Funded Health Care in New York

Hospitals’ Purchase of Doctor Practices Leads to Higher Prices, Spending

PERSONAL FINANCE

How to Succeed with Millennial Clients
The New Focus of Estate Planning
Concerned About a Living a Long Time: Four Mistakes to Avoid

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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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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