by The Morning Pulse
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
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
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?
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
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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