by The Morning Pulse
May 27, 2014
401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS
1 in 4 Americans aren’t saving for retirement
Record Keeper Consolidation Will Continue
Roth IRAs Growing Twice as Fast as Traditional IRAs
Need a 401(k) boost? Sell collectibles
As New York City’s Elderly Population Swells, Concerns Rise Over Lack of Access to Retirement Plans
DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS
Senators debate Social Security fixesPublic sector employers in Oklahoma set to adopt DC plan
NJ pension fund troubles echo in Pa.
Retirement systems don’t add up
Cities will soon have to report unfunded pension liabilities
Pensions à la mode
Fitch Warns NJ Over Cuts to Pension Payments
City should consider all revenue proposals to fund pensions
NC treasurer: cut in authority might be good ideaHybrid pension plans combine traditional and defined contribution elements
New Data on State and Local Government Pension Systems Requires a Closer Look
Divesting pensions from fossil fuels finds support
Hong Kong’s Pension Program Has Room for Improvement
Blame for city’s pension debt is no simple matter
Jacksonville officials doubt that pension fund has done its share of sacrifice
MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Sluggish Housing Growth Derail The Economy?
S&P 500 Sets an All-Time Closing High but It’s All Smoke and Mirrors
April home sales up 1.3% from March, still lag for year
Jobless Claims Rise Most Since December
Why Jobless Claims Suggest Economic Expansion Is In Late Innings
Wall Street moves to hire more bond traders
Tighter rules for money market funds coming soon
Securitization: The Sequel
Is it Time to Drop the ‘ES’ from ESG?
Developed economies need balance to expand
NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS
Hedge funds burned by most popular stocks
Israeli hedge funds outperform with significant growth in assets
Rediscovering the Fund of Hedge Funds
Equity Hedge Funds Missed April’s Month-End
Alternative Ways To Tap Into Alternative Investments
Event-driven strategies are shining this year
Hedge Funds Buy Oil as Supply Drops Before Memorial Day
Social media traffic increasingly used by hedge funds for market sentiment
US private equity firms increase buying in Europe
PPACA driving up ER visitsSupreme Court to Decide Whether Retiree Health Benefits Last a Lifetime
Detroit, Chicago Stop Covering Retirees’ Health Care
Temporary Fee on Big Businesses Funds Obamacare
Employers Are Significantly More Informed About Health Plan Options This Year Than in 2013
Design Thinking In Healthcare: One Step At A Time
Poll: Health care law still fails to impress
Private Health Care Approved for Additional Veterans
Healthcare limps for want of doctors
CMS questions use of PPACA exchange option
Advisers change strategy to gain wealthy young clients
Is your financial planner/ advisor a Fiduciary?
Financial advisers eye Social Security benefits planning
Commissions vs. fees: What’s best for clients?
Life Insurance for Seniors Is A Necessary Investment During Retirement
Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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