05/14/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 14, 2014

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

Participants Sabotaging Help TDFs Give Them
Council Sees Flaw in 408(b)(2) Impact Review
Perfecting the DC Plan
ERISA Industry Committee wants large DC plans exempt from fee-disclosure proposals
State-Run DC Plan for US Private Sector Moves Ahead

Retirement Investors Get More Aggressive
What’s Wrong With 401(k)s (and the People Who Sell Them)
‘Help’ in Defined Contribution Plans: 2006 through 2012 
Common Fiduciary Considerations Related to Target Date Options
The Three Most Common ‘Over’-Reach Mistakes Plan Sponsors Have a Fiduciary Duty to Help Retirement Investors Avoid

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

COLA Cuts in State/Local Pensions
Moving DB Risk, and the Risks of De-Risking
Pension talks turn to benefits of current police and firefighters
Pension fund director open to ‘shared sacrifice’ by discussing reduced benefits for current members
Pension not a gift, it’s a promise

Illinois Unions Ask Judge to Delay Pension Reform Law

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

S&P 500 and Dow reach highs
Asset managers learn to adjust strategies to account for HFT
Public sees link between national debt, economic health
Retail risk appetite on the rise but emerging markets equity fund inflow streak ends
Regulators struggle for alternatives to credit ratings

No productivity difference in workers with flex schedule

Institutional Investors Increasing ETF Use

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Transparency is still lacking in alternative investments
Investors increasing allocations of alternative assets
Multi-Manager v. Multi-Strategy: The Hedge Fund Debate
Hedge Fund Flows Cross $50 billion In 2014 Despite Sluggish Returns
Why Are Hedge Fund Assets Reaching All-Time Highs?

Understanding hedge fund insurance Real Estate: Five Cities Expected to Outperform
IRS Seeks Comments About REIT Investments

HEALTH CARE

Young adults earn higher wages when using parents’ health insurance
Defining What ‘Defined Contributions’ Means For Work-Based Health Insurance
Repeal of Employer Mandate Could Shake Up Group Insurance
More People Have Health Insurance, But the Choices Are Narrowing
Healthcare to undergo serious surgery in tough Australian budget

Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Market worth $4.7 Billion by 2018

PERSONAL FINANCE

Personal Financial Planning: Do It Yourself or Go With a Pro?
More Experienced/Affluent Share Investing Advice

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188 
 
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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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