by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 19, 2015

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

Study Suggests New Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Plan Access
Safe-harbor plans can make midyear amendments to conform to Windsor
Retirement Clearinghouse tackles ‘orphan’ problem
Retirement Is Not Bad for Equities
Three Approaches to Income-Replacement Ratios in Retirement

Would Lifetime Income Estimates Lead to Behavior Change?
Whose 401(k) Performed Better? That’s a Tough Question
Probably the biggest decision of your life, so you’d better get it right


‘Hybrid’ pension plan benefits most R.I. public-school teachers
How companies get overconfident with pension contribution projections
New York’s pension ‘smoothing’ may short-change retirement fund
Pension cash up for grabs at 215 companies
GASB proposes parameters for fair value

Pension Returns Threatened by Low-For-Long Rates
Christie Eyes 401(k) Move for Pensions
Error allows Illinois to overpay state pensions
Phoenix Sells $300 Million Amid Pension Push
Misconceptions About DB Lump-Sum Windows

Major pension deal is within reach
When It’s Pension Plan vs. Social Security
Retirement board seeks stability in county pension plan
The Cash-Rich Underfunded DB Plans
There are no quick fixes to city’s pension plans


Weighing The Week Ahead: What Does The Bond Rally Mean For Stocks?
Global GDP Does Not Look Like Recovery
Slumping eurozone GDP puts pressure on ECB Middle-class housing less affordable in major U.S. cities Fed To Raise Rates In 9 Months
Fed governor not only one wanting regulation fine-tuned Jobless Claims Fall To 7-Year Low As Industrial Production Unexpectedly Declines Investors are scooping up subordinated debt offerings from banks ISP failure could trigger cascading financial harm

With Alternatives, You Need Research, Not Speculation
Cloud computing could save hedge funds millions
What Hedge Funds Talk About When They Talk About Money
Why Hedge Funds Don’t Worry About Carried Interest Tax Rules
China real estate agents begin laying off staff as market starts to wobble

US hedge funds stick to consumer companies
Private equity returns hit 11.8 pct in Europe on buyout frenzy-data
Private Equity More Positive On JOBS Act Than Hedge Funds
European PE performance positive
The fund of hedge funds business is a business where people don’t age


Escape from PPACA
What to Expect for 2015 ACA Premiums: An Actuary Opens the Black Box
Employer Health Costs to Rise Nearly 9% This Year
Cost-Control Plan for Health Care Could Cost You


Retirement income is top priority for advisers
Investors Value Family Referrals and Frequent Contact
Financial power of attorney: weighing the benefitsHow to Get Yield if Rates Stay Low
Incentive Trusts Can Keep Your Heirs Motivated

The top six life insurance mistakes

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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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.


Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

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