05/21/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 21, 2015

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

Frequent Participant Trading Elicits Fund Provider Response
Motivate Participants with Match
Show Participants Where They Stand
DOL invites sponsors to come vent
401(k) Geographic Trends

Is private equity wrong for retirement funds?
Many do-it-yourself investors not engaged
Why many Americans can’t save for retirement

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

How Much Are Public Sector Pensions Shrinking? Often, a Lot
Can the Teamsters Save Union Pensions?
New Orleans Loses Battle Over Contributions to Firefighters Pension Plan
Pension Cashouts Expected to Rise in 2014
Japan’s $1.26 trillion pension faces overhaul as Abe reforms drive riskier bets

Ala. pension funds could run out in decade
Chicago Crisis Obscures $8.4 Billion Pension Gap in Small Towns
City wants 2000 school employees to start paying into pensions

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Q1 earnings, economic reports disappointed
Worker productivity turns negative as companies hold back on capital investments
Q1 private company M&A volumes drop as IPO market rises

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

What geopolitical risk? Hedge funds bet on Russia
Hedge Funds Fail To Catch Fire In May
Hedge Funds Total Asstets At $2.9 Trillion
China’s Real Estate In Catch-22

HEALTH CARE

PPACA plan holders can’t go back
Should pensions be used to fund long-term care?
IRS Considers Additional Employer Mandate Guidance
Will Healthcare Premiums Skyrocket in 2015?
Retiree Suit Threatens to Tip Flint, Michigan, Into Bankruptcy

Health Care Costs Continue to Fall, Albeit Slowly

PERSONAL FINANCE

Advisers Can Wave Red Flags, Too
More advisers view social media as important tool
SEC lacks consensus on fiduciary rule

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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