05/16/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 16, 2015

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

Labor fiduciary rule would have unintended consequences
Straight Talk About Drawdown Boosts Retirement Readiness
Employees Taking More Responsibility for Financial Stress
Early tap of 401(k) replaces homes as America’s piggy bank
Target-date Funds: Set and Regret?

Low Income: Why Only 12% Save to Retire
Reexamining the ‘To Versus Through’ Debate: What New Research Tells Us About Target Date Glidepaths
Target Date Funds Gaining Popularity with Retirement Plan Participants
Maryland Governor Creates Private-Sector Retirement Task Force

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

PBGC premium hikes to hurt U.S. economy, cost jobs
Pension fund wants extra benefit plan
North Carolina Treasurer Proposes Limited Pension Reforms
State pension plans’ funding climbs in 2013 despite low contributions
Even after reform, pension debt will require tax hikes
Mass. public pensions are stingiest in the country

Ukraine crisis begins to hit pension coffers

LDI Managers Cash in on Waning Corporate Pension Business

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

U.S. producer prices post biggest gain since Sept. 2012
More companies plan on hiring
U.S. business creation continues to drop
Investors doubting strength of recovery
Moving risk into the front office

Expense Ratios for Equity Mutual Funds Lower
Small cap continues to ride high for year, but market changing
High-yield strategies showing no sign of giving up dominance

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Advisors Seek Alternative Investments, ETFs to Diversify Portfolios
Alternative Investments With Potential
Three Things You Need to Understand About Alternative Investments
Alternative ETF Allocations: The Goldilocks Range
FATCA requires hedge funds to revamp operations

Russia-Focused Hedge Funds Suffer Losses Amid Ukraine Crisis
Hedge Funds Scramble For Cover As Internet Stocks Tank
Global hedge fund assets hit record high in April

HEALTH CARE

Senators ask for exchange failure refunds
Big insurers to unveil health prices
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
U.S. Health-Cost Hikes Slow Down Again This Year
Drivers of 2015 Health Insurance Premium Changes

Obamacare Deductibles May Be as High as $6,600 in 2015

PERSONAL FINANCE

Lifting From Others the Burden of Your Own Death

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.

 
ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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