05/13/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 13, 2014

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

What Plan Sponsors Need to Learn
Should Your Plan Have a Fee Policy Statement?
DC Participants Favor Fixed Income in April
Is Your Plan Provider Delivering Online?

Fewer Americans think they can rely on 401(k)s for retirement
State-Run DC Plan for US Private Sector Moves Ahead
No slowdown expected in record-keeper M&A
Becker legacy found in DC target-date modeling
Potholes litter road to ETF investment by DC plans

More raiding their 401(k)s

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

States pushing to offer retirement accounts to private sector
Chamber Sticks With Defined Contributions Push
Pension Funds Wrestle With What to Do With Cash From Private Equity
European pension execs uneasy over transaction tax outlook
Is pension reform for Pa. stalled or percolating? Depends who you ask

Accenture Survey Finds Public Pension Data is Untapped Goldmine
Multiemployer pension plans offer advantages to employers and workers

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Economists predict GDP growth, employment gains for rest of 2014
Slower growth is China’s “new normal”
Institutional Investors question the value of active management
Some U.S. lawmakers don’t back bill to close Fannie, Freddie
Investment managers report lackluster quarter

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index down 0.7 per cent in April 
Hedge Fund Inflows Hit $50B YTD In April
Hedge fund titans are testing the quality of US democracy
Attack the MotiveInvestors may turn neutral on REITs
When Real Estate Became All About Debt

HEALTH CARE

Private Exchanges: Know Before You Go
U.S. Health Spending Trends by Age and Gender: Selected Years 2002-10
Double-digit premium increases predicted
Hospitals see PPACA admissions boost
Accident and Health Insurance Premiums Paid by Retirement Plans Become Taxable in 2015

PERSONAL FINANCE

Pre-retirement checklist: 10 tasks to complete
Advisers embrace outsourcing to spend more time with clients
Advisers’ misconduct might be underreported
Disaster-avoiding strategies for retirement beneficiaries

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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