06/10/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

June 10, 2014

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

What to Know About Revenue Sharing
Trustworthiness Important in Selecting Plan Provider
Public Sector Needs More Retirement Readiness Help
What DC Plans Can Learn from DB
The $1 million question: How much do you need to retire?

Retirement Savings Fears Grip Americans: “I Don’t Have Enough”

Deficits at most manageable level since pre-2008
More companies cut back on 401(k) plans
Sponsors Focus on Simplifying Investment Lineups for Participants

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Taiwan’s biggest pension fund to add alternative investments to portfolio
Pensions fleeced by Wall Street hedge funds
State employee pensions spur funding conundrum
Pension funds eye illiquid catastrophe bonds
States reaching out too far

Using tontines to solve public pension underfunding
Shared-risk plan concept is gaining momentum
Execs eagerly awaiting guidance from PBGC on liability issue
Pension Advisers Need a Closer Look
Shared Risk in Public Retirement Plans

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Wall Street’s “fear gauge” falls
Euro MMFs prepared for lower market yields
Institutional tax-exempt assets top peak prior to crisis
Rebounds from recessions taking longer
Federal budget deficit is the smallest since 2009

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Push for alternatives forcing managers to change stripes or die

The growing investment melting pot
Buffett’s suggestion to pension fund trustee: Don’t invest in hedge funds
Private equity fund investors push for better terms

PERSONAL FINANCE

Many independent advisers lack succession plan
The benefits of having a financial planner

HEALTH CARE

The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves
Pre-Existing Conditions?
How Health Care Costs Affect Employers, Employees
Uninsured rate remains at record low
4 million may pay PPACA penalty

HealthCare.gov to get overhaul
Healthcare Competition Policy Needs a Makeover
Helping Employees Be Better Consumers for Their Health Care Benefits
There’s More to Wellness Program Return on Investment than Medical-Cost Savings

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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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