05/28/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 28, 2014

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

Source “Spots”
Retirement Fears Don’t Inspire Sacrifices
Most Fiduciaries Using Target Date Funds Are Inviting Lawsuits
The Retirement Apocalypse That Isn’t Coming
Tell a Graduate to Start Saving Now

Today’s Retirement System: Adequacy, Equity, Efficiency, and Stability

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Pension shift poses challenges for Christie
Phoenix ends pension spiking for police officers, firefighters
The unfunded public pensions and corruption that broke Detroit’s back
Hearing set to make Wayne County pensions suit a class action
The Pension Albatross And The Employee Base

Reforming Social Security to Increase Worker’s Retirement Income
Redesigning US Public Pension Plans (in the Netherlands)
Does Retirement Induced Through Social Security Pension Eligibility Influence Subjective Well-Being?

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Economic climate constraining ABS
Central banks must monitor financial stability
Are Mutual Fund Managers Driven to Perform?
Europe faces risk of deflationary spirals
Corporate treasurers increasing use of repo to manage cash

Foundations and Endowments Seek to Lower Investment RisksInvestors look to sustainable investing
Stanford University Divests From Fossil Fuel Stocks
Charge Investors to Exit in Times of Stress
Rethinking Traditional Investment Risk Questionnaires

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Fund structures for family offices
Commodity funds lead the way in 2014
Manager Selection and Performance Dispersion
Hedge Funds’ Investing Prowess Doesn’t Live Up to Billing
Hedge funds in worst start to year since financial crisis

Hedge funds sell-off ags as US weather improves
Hedge fund redemptions rose to 4.32% in mid-May
Hedge funds are developing ‘cheap’ smart beta products
REIT Investing For Dividend Growth Investors: A Prospective Study
Urban real estate investing is back with a new name, look

HEALTH CARE

When Hospital Systems Buy Health Insurers
Healthcare navigators still at work
Health Care Cost-Sharing Works — Up to a Point
Insurers Once on the Fence Plan to Join Health Exchanges in 2015
What We Know About Health Reform in Massachusetts

Exchange plans to get report cards
IRS sets high penalties for companies that send employees to ACA health exchanges

PERSONAL FINANCE

Older investors relying less on traditional advisers
Financial planning degree programs popular at universities
Over 55s account for four in five dollars under advice
Never Been Examined?
Millennials managing finances more effectively with apps

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.

 
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