05/23/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 23, 2014

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

Engaging Asset Managers to Educate Participants
Retirement Readiness Not Accurately Gauged
Many Workers Say Saving for Retirement Impossible
Geography Provides Insight for Targeted Communication
Total annuity sales up in first quarter 

The risk of inactive retirement plan participants
25% of Americans are not saving for retirement
Some People Are Wondering If Obama’s MyRA Could Signal The End For 401ks
After a Law Paves the Way, No Rush to Roth

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Senate sends Fallin pension reform bill
NJ Gov. Pulls $2.5B in Pension Funding for Budget Hole
Teacher pension fund investments could fall short
Detroit Pension Proposal Gets an Angry Reception
Municipal pension crisis threatens Pennsylvania

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Fed prepares for withdrawal of easy-money policy
Investors sell off peripheral eurozone bonds
Consumer confidence climbs in eurozone European insurers more likely to reallocate towards international equities than banks1 in 3 Late in Paying Student Debt

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Structuring, seeding and regulatory considerations for today’s aspiring hedge fund start-up manager
Fitting Alts into Client Portfolios
Chinese real estate is in real trouble
Hedge Funds Clash With Wall Street Bankers in Argentina
Private equity and hedge funds face higher payouts

HEALTH CARE

The UnitedHealth exchange effect
Carriers score with low premium plans
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Doubles
An Introduction to Redesigned Health Insurance Coverage Questions in the 2014 Current Population Survey
Free Preventive Care Can Still Cost

Effects of Employer-Provided Health Insurance on Disability Insurance Claiming

PERSONAL FINANCE

Spot checks planned for advisers claiming to be fee-only
Employers Recognizing Need for Financial Education
Annuity alternatives for retireesTransferring Your Wisdom and Wealth
Only About 1 in 4 Workers Who Obtained Professional Investment Advice Followed All of It 

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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.

 
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