05/30/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

May 30, 2014

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

Fee Suit Litigator Discusses Best Practices
Should Your DC Plan Include Absolute Return Strategies?
Retirement Is a Phase, Not a Single Date
DOL to delay fiduciary redraft release until JanuaryWant to Add 130 Bps to Your Clients’ 401(k) Returns? Educate Them

New Model for Retirement Needs New Benefits Structure
The Perils of Retirement at Age 65
No Revenue Sharing Guidance in DOL Advisory Opinion 2013-03A

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Pension overhaul plan could save $11 B for state over 30 years
Pension changes could save Pa. $11 billion over 30 years
Solution to city pension mess fairly clear, simple
Six-figure state pensions are on the rise

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Most Asian-Pacific markets fall as traders await U.S. GDP report
U.S. housing market drifts as Fed watches helplessly
Portfolio Turnover Metrics Can Red Flag Style-Drift, Excessive Trading
Longer-term capital protection takes priority as risk assets look less attractive
Passive momentum continues

Data indicate weak growth in eurozone
Investors take hit from HFT on exchanges
Number of failed M&A deals decreases to pre-recession level

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Fund Investors Rejecting Firms Over Transparency
Eastern Appetite for Alternatives Balloons
The real reason hedge funds have been underperforming
Hedge Funds Improve Efficiency, Unless Liquidity Dries Up
Hedge Funds Playing in Shrinking Sand Box

Louisiana Police Add To Alts

HEALTH CARE

New PPACA plans look blue
Employers Changing Health Benefits, Employees Unprepared
Employee Health Care Premiums Boosted Under Obamacare
Rising health-care costs are enough to make you sick
Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says

Are Part-Timers Losing Health Coverage?

PERSONAL FINANCE

Pre-retirees are big opportunity for advisers
Best Income Strategy: Bonds or Annuities?
Planners Frustrated by Hurdles to Helping Soldiers in Crisis
Study Finds Inconsistent Broker-Dealer Disclosure Practices

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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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