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A 29-Year-Old Firm Launches Its 7th ETF
The new, actively managed fund is subadvised by a publicly traded multi-boutique asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023
RPA Hires In Arizona
The firm's latest KPA addition also affiliates with RPA ally GRP...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023 - Reader Rating: 5
Grabot Explains GuidedChoice's Third 401k Advice Model
The participant advice specialist's chief talks to 401kWire about the firm's freshly extended reach...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023
LMP Will Buy a 10,000-Plan TPA
The deal is expected to close this quarter, bringing the PE firm a majority stake in an acquisitive retirement plan shop...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023 - Reader Rating: 5
Cohen & Co Will Buy an Ally to 120-Plus Fund Fams
The deal is expected to close next month and will boost the accounting firm's investment industry services group to 300 people serving more than 2,500 funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023
At DFA, a 14-Year Vet Takes Over Retirement
A consulting industry veteran now leads this asset manager's DC I-O efforts...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2023 - Reader Rating: 2
A Florida Startup Enters the Thematic ETF Biz
Their first fund, powered by ETC and other allies, focuses on the medicinal psychedelic drug market...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2022 Views
Three Years In, a DC I-O Leader Exits
Stay tuned for the exec to take on a new role next month...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2022
In Cali, a $560MM-AUA RIA Sells
A PE-backed insurance brokerage acquires a KPA and wealth management team that has 150 clients...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - Reader Rating: 5
An $80B-AUM Firm Closes On an $8B-AUM Deal
The acquisition brings a growth equity fund firm its fourth "autonomous investment franchise," this time in fixed income...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2022 Views - Reader Rating: 5
A $25B-AUA RKer Closes a Deal With a Money Center Bank
The retirement plan-focused fintech shop now serves about 25,000 companies and about one million savers (including participants)...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2022
In Texas, an Ex-CEO Looks For His Next Adventure
He led a bank's mutual fund arm since its creation 13 years ago...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Rob Capone Targets Ret Income
The veteran DC I-O exec talks about his new role at a multinational, institutional asset manager...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Keating Brings an 11-Year MassMutual Vet to Voya
The new hire joins the provider's large corporate market retirement plan business...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021 - Reader Rating: 3
A 150-FA Wealth Management Aggregator Preps a PEP
The firm is teaming up with a recordkeeper and a local trade group...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Near Gotham, a $4.3B-AUM Fund Firm Sells
The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2021...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021 Views
This Year, a DC I-O Vet Focuses On Scouting
An Eagle Scout is taking over a big local council of the Boys Scouts of America...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Who Gained Market Share In 2017?
M* Direct updates AUM and market share data for the full 2017 calendar year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2018 Views
JHRPS Puts a U.S. Twist on a Canadian Tool
Pat Murphy and his team bring a new development south of the border...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2018
An NYC TPA Hires in San Diego as Two Insiders Rise
The moves boost the 47-year-old firm's defined benefit and cash balance efforts in particular...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2018
Who Paralyzed the Anti Money Fund Reform Bill?
After sailing through committee and racking up bipartisan support from dozens of cosponsors, a proposal that would bring back $1 NAVs seems to have stalled...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2018 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Erin Donnelly Hires an Ex-Am Century DC I-O Exec
Last month a 401(k) veteran in the Pacific Northwest joined Nuveen...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2018 - Reader Rating: 3.25
TX Judge Gives a Heads Up on Fiduciary Rule Decision
Judge Barbara Lynn has set a deadline for her ruling on the fiduciary rule case against the Department of Labor. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 4
KPAs, Are You Referable?
Courtesy of you fellow KPAs, here are three tips to amplify your presence as a referable advisor...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
An RIA Custodial Giant Creates a "Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too" Fund Platform
Word on the asset management street is that one of the big three RIA custodians has created a new investment platform that combines institutional and NTF properties...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 Views
John Hancock Taps Liveoak Tech Solution
The retirement services unit chooses Liveoak to provide onboarding solutions...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
Are CITs Making a Comeback?
The topic of discussion, (*cough* the product of discussion *cough*) that has been buzzing in many 401(k) plan advisors (KPAs) ears lately is the conversation around collective investment trusts (CITs)...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017
The New Fund Fuss - February 2, 2017
The latest funds about to make their debut!..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 Views
Iowa Union Selects Milliman for DC Plan
The union goes with Milliman as its Taft-Hartley plan recordkeeper...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 5
Kevin Barry Bumped Up By Fido
It's hail to the chief, as the Fidelity veteran is promoted. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
Nally Offers Strategists and Asset Managers a Deeper Way to Connect With TD-Aligned RIAs
The TD Ameritrade Institutional team is creating a new platform that ties in with a flagship, integrated technology offering now used by more than 10,000 individuals from more than 2,500 RIAs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 Views
Pensionmark Expands in Kentucky
Troy Hammond, president and CEO of Pensionmark, confirmed a new affiliation with a Kentucky-based 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) shop...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Fido's Figures Find U.S. 401k's Way Up
In its analysis, Fidelity revealed that both 401(k) balances and IRAs ended 2016 at record levels. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Priebus to Scaramucci: "You're Fired"
Anthony Scaramucci will not be getting a top post as business liaison to the White House...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Reader Rating: 4.33
Fiduciary Reg Foe Foiled? The Mooch May Be Out
The new U.S. President's appointment of the most outspoken critic of the DoL's controversial, impending conflict of interest regulation is reportedly being held up...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2017 Views
The President of Xerox HR is Slated to Exit Firm
Xerox HR Services' group president is exiting the firm...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
House GOP Pushes Back on DoL Regs
A threesome of GOP legislators offer what they hope to be count-legislation to DoL efforts. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
A SoCal KPA Switches to Commonwealth
A southern California 401(k) plan advisor dishes on his broker-dealer move and the Department of Labor's upcoming fiduciary regulation...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
CO County Seeks Fiduciary Advisors
The existing RKer will have a new advisor to work with this summer. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Epic's New President is in Full Swing
Epic's founder and former president has officially retired and now the reigns of the company are in new, veteran hands. Here's what to expect...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Ivy's Avery Heads Out
The president of the Waddell and Reed unit is about to retire...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Views
T. Rowe Reboots Its Online Participant Experience
The new user experience is designed to improve retirement preparedness. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Reader Rating: 3
Delaware's Parent Hires a T. Rowe Bigwig
The Australian multinational's latest addition will oversee operations globally for its investment management arm, which includes Delaware Investments...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Views
Raffone Seals His $517MM Deal as FNGN's Board Changes
Financial Engines' chairman will step down after 19 years on the board. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
This Utah KPA Chooses LPL
A 401(k) plan advisor recently moved B-Ds...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015
Catalyst Triples and Plans More Alts
Szilagyi peers into his crystal ball for 2015...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 Views
Franklin Misses As Its Funds' Short-Term Performance Dips
The Northern California-based mutual fund hop releases its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 Views
Obama's Five-Part Plan For Boosting Retirement Plan Access
The President just released his proposed 2016 budget for the country, and it includes ideas on how to give more people the opportunity to save through some kind of workplace plan. Yet he still wants to cap lifetime balances...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4.6
A Different Kind of 401k Fraud
In a twist on the usual cases involving plan sponsors (or occasionally vendors) taking 401k contributions, a participant stands accused of creating fake 401k accounts...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3
Women Rocking Wall Street
That's the name of a new podcast that ShoeFitts Marketing president Sheri Fitts recently unveiled...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3.67
The Latest "Systemic Risk" Attack On Asset Managers
A Fed governor is the latest to pile on the bandwagon for regulating asset managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2015 Views
Treasury Offers "Meaningful First Step" on Retirement Income
One of the thinkers behind the auto-IRA unveils new efforts to make retirement income options more accessible to retirement plan participants...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - Reader Rating: 5
A British Institutional Shop Powers Four New RBC Funds
The asset management arm of the Canadian bank unveils its newest mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Mirae Asset Rolls Out a Global Fund
Updated | It will bet on companies in developed and emerging markets...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views
Altegris Takes Advisors to Alt Academy
The alternative mutual fund provider is making a concerted effort to educate advisors on the benefits of alternative investment funds products...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views
Pru Embraces More Target Date Funds
The plan provider is making new inroads with its Income Flex Target product...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - Reader Rating: 5
American Airlines Flies to 401k
The troubled airline wants to leave its DB plans on the tarmac in favor of a 401(k) plan...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012
Borzi Pushes Fee Disclosure Back
The final 408(b)(2) reg is here, but it won't take effect on schedule...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 - Reader Rating: 5
Is Berkowitz in Denial?
Fairholme's chief said his fund's poor performance in 2011 "makes little sense"...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views
Columbia's Net Outflows Climb
The mutual fund firm's parent reveals its latest earnings report...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views
Franklin Unveils a Drop in Profits
The company also revealed outflows for Q1. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2012 Views
New York Life Taps a Sales Chief for the Wirehouse Channel
The national sales manager is one of three new hires at New York Life...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
Top Advisor: Dorann Cafaro
Cafaro Greenleaf (Financial Telesis)..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Top Advisor: Jim Radler
The J&R Group at Merrill Lynch..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - Reader Rating: 5
Top Advisor: Julie Ward
401(k) Advisors..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Fidelity Unveils a New Tool for Plan Participants
Fidelity is offering plan participants and investors a new retirement income tool...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Securian Offers Advisors Insight on Retirement Plan Sales
Securian is looking to educate advisors who want to learn more about the compensation opportunities available with retirement plan sales...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Axa Alums Join Mutual of Omaha
The two wholesalers have landed jobs with the plan provider...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - Reader Rating: 4
Colin Powell to Step in for Tony Blair at the TD Ameritrade Conference
The events in the Middle East has resulted in a change of keynote speaker at the TD Ameritrade conference...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
Participants Were More Positive in 2010
A new BofA report says participants made a habit of saving more in 2010...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Which Mutual Fund Returned 1,073,300.43 Percent Since its Birth?
One mutual fund has particularly impressive return figures for its 82-year history...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
Hancock Horizon Grows its Mutual Fund Roster
Two new mutual funds hit the market in the South...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
An Egypt ETF Trades at a Premium
The fund looks like a closed-end one this week...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
Alpine Woods Rolls Out a New Fund
The New York firm's new fund focuses on opportunities in consumer products and services...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
An Ex-Magellan PM Plans to Donate $10 Million
The former Magellan skipper will make the donation over the next five years...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Views
JPMorgan Reorgs its DC I-O Team
The New York asset manager has made changes to the organizational structure of its DC I-O unit...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Higher-Ed Participants Need to Study Retirement Investments
A provider finds that participants in the higher-education field are worried and under-prepared when it came to retirement savings...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Borzi Says Advice Regs Are Due This Month
Phyllis Borzi made EBSA's intentions known at a conference in the capital...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010
TIAA-CREF Plans to Move Some Jobs Abroad
The New York firm is outsourcing some back-office functions to India...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views
Hartford Hires a BNY Mellon Veteran
Hartford brings in a BNY Mellon veteran as sector head of municipal finance...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views
MassMutual Lures a Putnam Vet
MassMutual Retirement Services names its latest sales hire...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2.6
Reorg at Schwab Puts DC I-O Under Cox's Purview
Jim McCool reorgs Schwab Institutional without touching his core bundled and TPA retirement businesses...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Fidelity Inks an ETF Deal
Fidelity and Schwab take their rivalry to the next level...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
The Latest Fiduciary Tool Springs from a DC RIA
An Empire State retirement plan-focused RIA unveils a new version of its own proprietary, internal fiduciary governance tool and looks to distribute the product to other DC-focused advisors...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1
BNY Mellon Execs Discuss the Price of the Deal
BNY Mellon's head honchos talk about the price tag of the deal, which works out to 2.85 times PNC Global Investment Servicing's 2009 revenue...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Jeff Vinik Switches From Picking Stocks to Sticks
The ex-lead manager of Fidelity's Magellan fund is buying a professional hockey team...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views
A DC Back Office Provider Suffers Layoffs
The cuts are across its entire parent company. But how much pain will the retirement plan unit feel?..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - Reader Rating: 3.5
Layoffs Hit DST
How will the mutual fund back office side of the firm be impacted?..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Federated, Vanguard Weigh in on the New Money Fund Regs
The Journal's Daisy Maxey asked Federated and Vanguard how they felt about the new SEC money-market fund regulations...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views
PNC and BNY Mellon Seal the Deal
The deal creates the No. 2 provider of fund accounting, administration & transfer agency services to fund managers globally...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
A New Chief Leads a Fund Firm Beyond Vice
Updated | The firm that offers the Vice Fund is looking to expand its lineup...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
MMA Praxis Hires a New Outsourcer
The MMA Praxis Mutual Funds tapped an Ohio firm to provide distribution, chief compliance officer and chief financial officer services effective January 1...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views
A RK Software Firm Partners With a Tech Outsourcer
A DC software provider turns to another industry vet as they test the waters for offshoring...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4.25
SEI: DC Drove Record Institutional Sales
The Pennsylvania-based outsourced asset manager unveils institutional sales numbers for 2008...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009
Macy's Marks its 401k Match "Reduced"
The Cincinnati-based retailer is among the latest to make changes to its match to save money...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009
Tough Economy Causes a Dent on Auto Enrollment Adoption
Fewer plan sponsors are adopting auto enrollment due to the difficult economic climate, Hewitt Associates found in a survey of mid- and large-sized employers...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009
McNabb Shares His Humble GIC Beginnings
The new CEO of Vanguard opens up to the NYTimes about his early career moves...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009
ExpertPlan Thinks Outside the Traditional Investment Box
The outsourced recordkeeper partners with a Utah-based firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 - Reader Rating: 1
A Nationwide Alum Takes CFO Reins at a TPA Acquirer
Updated | An acquisition specialist rises to the top finance job at Midwest-based firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
NewRiver Hauls Morningstar to Court
Updated | The firm accuses Morningstar of having unlawful access to its Web-based data warehouse...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Pimco Lands Atop the Performance Heap
The WSJ tapped Morningstar to look at how the 10 largest fund complexes measure up from the market peak in October 2007 through mid-January 2009...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Has Confidence Returned to Closed-End Fund Buyers?
The WSJ highlights the zigzagging discounts seen recently on one side of the retirement business...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views
McNabb Speaks, Sails for Britain and Eyes the Globe
As the new Vanguard chief talks to the NYTimes, the FT reveals a new strategic push for the firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views
Fidelity Insists It's Not for Sale
Just in case there were still any doubts after Ned Johnson's rare comments to The Boston Globe last week, a Fidelity spokeswoman says the mutual fund giant is not on the block...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2009 Views
New Book Helps Plan Sponsors Benchmark Plans
A Baltimore-based firm is out with the latest edition of its 401k Averages book...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.4
Principal Taps Regional Biz Dev Officer
The Des Moines, Iowa-headquartered provider has a new director of business development in Ohio...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
EBSA Clarifies Advice Issues
A field assistance bulletin released Friday provides clarification on matters relating to investment advice...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007
Spokane Healthcare Employer To Freeze DB Plan
A Spokane-based healthcare organization is the latest to hop on the bandwagon...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007
Same-Sex Rollovers Last in Line
The IRS says companies direct 401k funds elsewhere first. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007
RSM Vet Rides White Horse to Florida
An experienced provider executive switches to being an advocate for sponsors as he joins an expanding advisory shop in the Southeast. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2007
Henderson Adds a Fifth
The Henderson Global Funds family has grown by one. The Chicago-based asset manager launched an Asian focused fund this week in order to take advantage of the booming markets in Asia...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views - Reader Rating: 2.33
IMS Sees National Rep in its Future
IMS Capital Management is adding sales professionals in the East and the West to boost the flows into its IMS Family of funds. The Portland, Oregon-based fund advisor tapped two industry veterans for the effort...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
Is Scudder Going the Way of Kemper?
Another of the fund industry's stately and well-known names is fading from the market place. This week Deutsche Bank Asset Management said that it is rebranding its mutual fund business to reflect its global strategy...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
Rydex Launches Branding Campaign
Rydex Investments is betting on a new branding campaign to gain a wider reach in the market. The Rockville, Maryland-based fund firm has adopted a new tagline, "Essential for Modern Markets," which it said highlights its role as an innovator operating within a conservative industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
ING Lands AssetMark Mandate
AssetMark is continuing to add to the asset managers on its Privately Managed Account Program. The Pleasant Hill, California-based platform tapped ING Investment Management for its newest slot. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Vanguard Closes Doors on Wannabe Explorers
Vanguard Group has slammed the doors closed on two of its popular funds because of their growing size. The two funds are the $12 billion Vanguard Explorer and the $3.3 billion Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
Newest Fund Sates Wm Blair's Appetite
William Blair Funds has added a mid cap fund to its stable of offerings. The Chicago-based launched the William Blair Mid Cap Growth Fund, bringing the total number of funds in its fold to 15...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
MassMutual Adds to Investment Group
The retirement plan provider has spent the past year beefing up its team of analyst. Now it has a new leader...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006
McMorgan Opens ChiTown Office
The NYLIM affiliate opens a Chicago office and taps a Taft Hartley sales director for the Midwest...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006
Mercer Vet To Run Mellon's DC Biz
The new hire will be responsible for growing Mellon's investment-only DC business...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006
Automaker Halts DB Plan
The car maker has put the brakes on its DB plan and accelerated its 401k...
401kWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006
Princeton Slow on the Uptake?
This week's announcement by Merrill Lynch that it is renaming its mutual fund advisory group to Princeton Portfolio Research and Management (no more MLIM or Mercury) has caught the attention of the lawyers at Princeton University. Merrill's move shouldn't have surprised them, but it appears it did...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, February 02, 2006 Views
San Antonio Fund Firm Inks with UK Subadvisor
U.S. Global Investors has expanded its subadvisory relationship with Charlemagne Capital for a new fund. Charlemagne will subadvise U.S. Global's Global Emerging Markets Fund, which will open to investors on February 14. The London-based manager already subadvises U.S. Global's Eastern European Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views
PowerShares to Debut Energy ETF
Exchange-traded funds are scaling yet another frontier. PowerShares has teamed with Encinitas, California-based WilderShares to provide an ETF based on a clean energy index. The fund, called the PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio, is expected to begin trading on the American Stock Exchange on February 23 under the ticker "PBW."..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Advisor Lands Vanguard Cash
Kalmar Investment Advisers, a Wilmington, Delaware-based firm, has landed a spot with Vanguard. Vanguard has hired the asset manager to subadvise a portion of the $9.6 billion Vanguard Explorer Fund, joining the fund's stable of five subadvisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views
Massachusetts Regulators Charge AG Edwards
A.G. Edwards is the latest brokerage to get hit by regulators for allegedly market timing. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth filed a complaint against the brokerage for permitting one employee to conduct tens of thousands of timer-related trades...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Riggs, PNC Reportedly Haggling over Price
Insiders say PNC is looking to lower its bid...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Armstrong: It's Business As Usual for AERS
American Express Retirement Services' chief says there won't be major changes to the business after its spin-off this summer...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Directed Trustee Wins Ruling in WorldCom Suit
Merrill Lynch won a key ruling Tuesday on whether it had liability in its role as directed trustee in the WorldCom plan...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - Reader Rating: 5
Evergreen State Resigns Incumbents
Two providers will continue offering recordkeeping services for the state...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
DoL Wins Suit Against Gopher State Sponsor
The owner of a tool repair company allegedly used plan contributions for personal reasons...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Hartford Eyes U.K. Retirement Assets
The insurer plans to help Brits retire...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Sentinel Reorgs, Hires CEO
Sentinel Management parent National Life has brought on Christian W. Thwaites to head a new entity that combines NL Capital Management, National Life's institutional asset management business, and Sentinel's fund business...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views
Fifth Subadvisor Aboard AAdvantage Fund
AMR Investments, the advisor to the American AAdvantage Fund family, has brought on a fifth subadvisor for the $2 billion American AAdvantage Small Cap Value Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 3.67
Improper Trading Costs Putnam $100 Million
Putnam's tab to make good on losses created by improper trading may be far more than its executives first thought. The Wall Street Journal reports that the restitution tab may hit $100 million, or ten times what Putnam executives first believed...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - Reader Rating: 5
Oppenheimer Hires Institutional Sales Exec
Neal Wilkinson joins Oppenheimer Investment Management as managing director of institutional sales. Wilkinson will work to build sales of Taft Hartley plan. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Wilkinson was at Columbia Management in a similar role...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2005 Views
Bush Again Proposes LSAs and RSAs
This time the accounts are meeting a warmer welcome, but they are still a long way from approval...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3.5
TrustLynx Names Chief for TPA Services
The custodian promotes Gultig to oversee the services it offers third party administrators and recordkeepers...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2
Weekly 401k Search Roundup
Our regular look at which sponsors are reportedly looking and why...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3
ABC Issues Statement On Hybrid Plans
The advocacy group applauds the Treasury for taking a positive step but cautioned that some measures won't work...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3
Schwab Completes Adoption
The AXA Rosenberg adoption is complete and the company names a new president of the new family...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 Views
SEC Taking Another Look At Hedge Funds
The agency is beginning to probe how funds find new investors with the help of securities firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Pacific Funds Intros New Fund Family
The company launches five new funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, February 02, 2004 Views
Stable Value Rates for February 2, 2001
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401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
February 2, 2001
Janus Cutting 468 Jobs ... What Would Make American's Dislike Stock Funds? ... SSgA Forms Euro Partnership...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
February 2, 2001
Janus Cutting 468 Jobs ... What Would Make American's Dislike Stock Funds? ... SSgA Forms Euro Partnership...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
ExpertPlan Creates Tiered Service
The Web 401k provider has split its service into three tiers to better serve advisors...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Calling Advisors to Sell 401k
Franklin Templeton is hitting the road to explain to registered reps how they can pump retirement plan sales. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Calling Advisors to Sell 401k
Franklin Templeton is hitting the road to explain to registered reps how they can pump retirement plan sales. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Distributor Adds Midwest Wholesaler
Western-Southern Life has gets a regional vp from US Bank. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Advice Firm Prez is Back
The Intuit veteran is out and Evans is once again president at Teamvest. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Outsourcing the Global Economy
Another third-party provider rolls up its sleeves outside the US, hiring an exec for the Continent...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Japan Hints The Time has Come
The long wait for the Japanese to pass a defined contribution bill may be nearing an end says a U.S. official...
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
InvestorForce Focuses
As the firm processes its first 401k mandate it divests its consultant arm and plans a new funds marketplace. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, February 02, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Neuberger to Add Tech Fund
Neuberger Berman is continuing to expand its growth area -- it will soon be joining the growing list of fund families with a tech fund onboard...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Ruling on Automatic Enrollment
Officials of the Internal Revenue Service have expanded their position on the use of automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Ohio TPA Raises Fees
A Cleveland-based recordkeeping and accounting firm is hiking fees for clients it has gained through a recent acquisition...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New Head for BISYS Plan Services
BISYS Retirement Plan Services hires new head of plan services division after eight month absence...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
GoalMaker Gets Electric
Prudential Retirement Services has put its GoalMaker asset allocation service online. The service helps 401(k) and other retirement plan investors simplify their investment selections by choosing a model portfolio that can be automatically rebalance periodically, through the firm's Online Retirement Center Web site...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
PIMCO Plans Asian Expansion
PIMCO is planning the expansion of its Asian-Pacific division, and has appointed a new director of the business unit...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, February 2, 2000
NYSE trades up ... Growing pains ... Marsico launch ... Gus Sauter, Vanguard visionary ... Value Line's Manager of the Year ... New TIAA-CREF funds...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, February 2, 2000
NYSE trades up ... Growing pains ... Marsico launch ... Gus Sauter, Vanguard visionary ... Value Line's Manager of the Year ... New TIAA-CREF funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Survey Shows Reallocation Activity Up
Since the start of the New Year, participants have increased the number of times they have reallocated their 401(k) investment assets. This finding comes from the Hewitt 401(k) Index, an instrument used to track the daily investment moves of participants...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odetics Fulfills Fiduciary Responsibilities
Anaheim, California-based Odetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ODETA), manufacturer of electromechanical products, plans to exercise its fiduciary responsibilities next quarter and investigate what the 401(k) market has to offer, Cathy Steger, director of human resources, told the 401kWire.com. The plan has close to 400 participants and over $20 million in assets...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
BISYS Expands Relationship with Alliance Partner
BISYS of Little Falls, New Jersey has strengthened the relationship it has with First American National Bank -- a subsidiary of Nashville, Tennessee-headquartered First American Corporation (NYSE: FAM) -- through the establishment of new services, particularly in the 401(k) arena...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
MetLife & AEFA Ally in Small 401k Segment
Distribution has become the key to success in the defined contribution market. New York City-based Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) has provided further proof of this new rule with its announcement that it will be using  American Express Financial Advisors to distribute its new small plan 401(k) product...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Suburban Propane Selects New Provider
Whippany, New Jersey-based Suburban Propane (NYSE: SPH) has tapped the Bank of New York's VestedChoice program as bundled service for its 401(k) plan. The plan has $65 million in assets and 3,000 participants...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Herman Taps Kramerich for PWBA Post
In a move that was expected, Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman has appointed Leslie B. Kramerich to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy of the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA). Kramerich will also assume the duties of PWBAs Assistant Secretary until a permanent candidate is appointed to fill the post. These posts have been unfilled since Olena Berg stepped down last June...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Banc One and Invesco Find New Path
Banc One and Invesco have formed an alliance to introduce a new product to the defined contribution marketplace: "Pathways to Retirement with Banc One." This new service will provide plan sponsors with a choice of fourteen mutual funds from Invesco as well as funds from Primco and Aim, fourteen funds from The One Group(R), and Banc One's propriety fund family. Invesco will serve as recordkeeper and administrator of this new alliance while Banc One will be in charge of sales, marketing, and education...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Oppenheimer Chooses UPI for Administration Software
The trend toward the formation of alliances among companies in the defined contribution provider/recordkeeping/consulting industries continues. Now, Universal Pensions, Inc. and OppenheimerFunds have formed a new alliance with the intent of offering a new product: the OppenheimerFunds Pinnacle 401(k)...
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
For Monday, February 2, 1998
Friday's column asked the question of whether 401(k) plan participants have now gone overboard in their love of stocks. A key question that arose in our research of the issue was whether participants truly know the risks inherent in the stock market and are making an educated decision, or whether they are merely chasing the market's recent stellar returns. The evidence points both ways..
401kWire.com - Monday, February 02, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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