05/12/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 12, 2014

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

The 15-Minute 401(k) Plan Review
Reliance on 401(k) accounts drops
Delta Air Lines Wins Stock Drop Suit Appeal
In retirement business, big players think small
Small Firms Say 401(k)s Work, but Express Concerns

In-Plan Guarantees Grow in Number and Assets in 2013

401(k) Withdrawals Should Not Be Your Emergency Fund
Retirement Industry Adjusts For Today’s Retirees
The Older Cling to Jobs, Crowding Out the Younger
3 generations face USA’s retirement crisis

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Pension Outlook Weakened During April
Putting away more while depending less on pensions
Falling interest rates hurt funding levels in large pension plans
Detroit retirees, workers get ready to vote on pension cuts
Funded status volatility falls for third straight month

Rule change will protect pensions, prevent university brain drain

‘Myth Understandings’ About DB Plans and Retirement Readiness
Connecticut Forms Committee to Develop Retirement Plan for Private Sector Employees
San Jose’s false reform: It’s time to get real about pensions and other challenges
A new way to look at Social Security – without the fear

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. jobless claims decline
U.S. 30-year yield near 11-month low on Yellen inflation outlook
Yellen defends prospect of tougher rules for nonbank financial firms
U.S. same-store sales rise the most since mid-2011
Midsize company CFOs optimistic about growth and spending

Many states watching tax revenues drop in 2014

Emerging Markets Ready to Re-Emerge?

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Continue to Slide
Age over size affects relative hedge fund performance
France’s Hedge-Fund WarRegulatory considerations for today’s start-up manager
REITs Beat S&P 500 in April
Hedge Fund Returns Are Falling Because Hedge Fund Returns Used To Be Just Great
Use of Alt Funds Up Sharply at Wirehouses
Real estate sector: Investor money waiting at the gates

HEALTH CARE

Why Not Just Eliminate the Employer Mandate?
Health care preparation lacking at many U.S. businesses
HealthCare.Gov Looks Like A Bargain Compared With State Exchanges
Workplace Wellness Programs May Greatly Decrease Health Risk Factors
Veterans’ health care scandal still growing

PERSONAL FINANCE

Diversity Matters for Advisory Staff
Less than half have life insurance
IRS issues final regs on deductibility of estate and trust costs

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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