05/20/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 20, 2015

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

Why many Americans can’t save for retirement
ERISA Industry Committee wants large DC plans exempt from fee-disclosure proposals
Majority of DC participants misuse target-date funds
Ibbotson Target Date Fund Report, First Quarter of 2014
Are You Your 401(k)’s Worst Enemy?

Many Teachers Face Retirement Savings Penalty When Leaving the Profession
Many boost 401(k) while relying less on pensions

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Cash-Rich Underfunded DB Plans 
Stockton Bankruptcy Judge Considers Pension Cuts
State Fiscal Constitutions and the Law and Politics of Public Pensions
Pension Reform in Alabama: A Case for Economic Accounting
Misconceptions About DB Lump-Sum Windows

Alexander defends public sector pensions reforms

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Central banks expected to keep monetary policy loose
Equity Mutual Funds See Strong Inflows in April
Third-party MF distribution on the rise in Europe

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge fund assets reach new all-time high of USD2.938trn
Active management supplies only half of hedge fund returns
Impact investing gains popularity
N.Y. plans tougher rules for private equity investment in annuity firms
Hedge funds haunted by deflation spectre

HEALTH CARE

Costs moderate for employer-sponsored health care
Obamacare Enrollment Doesn’t Get Any Easier Going Forward
Obamacare Increases Large Employers’ Health Costs
More Insurers Lower Premiums: Evidence from Initial Pricing in the Health Insurance Marketplaces

ACA Unlikely to Trigger Employer Exodus from Health Coverage

PERSONAL FINANCE

Asset managers turn to social media to reach advisorsIt pays to fight back against SEC, FINRA
Investors need to quiz brokers about cybersecurity
Plan now to protect digital assets after death
Busting 3 big age-based investing myths

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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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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