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An Alts-Focused ETF Shop Targets the Next Economy
The team at the Gotham fund firm is launching a new fund with the help of a familar subadvisor...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022 - Reader Rating: 5
A 260-Advisor Firm Teams Up With a PEP Specialist
This is one of the retirement plan startup's first distribution partnerships...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Deferral Increases Outpace Reductions By Nearly Two-to-One
Nearly 20 percent of 401(k) participants increased their deferral rates in the first half of 2022, while about 11 percent reduced their deferral rates, at least in the medium-size and larger plans served by one retirement plan provider's team...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022
A Shifting Midwestern Team Includes a KPA Trio
The nine-person shop previously hailed from a wirehouse...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Mr. Market Took Fund Firms Down 13 Percent In September, But ...
All 17 publicly traded U.S. mutual fund firms tracked by MFWire saw their share prices plunge last month as market shook. Yet most fund firms' shares are still up since the pandemic began...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022
A 15-Year BofA Vet Takes Over a Provider Think Tank
The prior chief is staying on as head of research...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Seven Years In, a Boutique Powers a 2nd ETF
The new fund is designed to help investors bet on emerging market ecommerce outside of China...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021 Views
Why Ameritas Acquired This Southeastern Shop
Jim Kais shares a bit of insight into the Midwestern insurer's recent acquisition of a recordkeeping TPA...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021 - Reader Rating: 5
A SoCal KPA Joins MMA
She previously worked with Lockton, Pentegra, and 401kDirect...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021
A Midwestern RKer Buys a $4B-AUA Shop
The deal closed last week. The acquired shop is 20 years old and has 75,000 participants...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Week In Preview, October 4 - October 10
This week, the teams at Congruent, DCIIA, EBRI, ERIC, and Fi360 are all hosting events...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021
Week In Preview, October 4 - October 10
This week, the teams at Cohen & Co., ICI, IMEA, Nicsa, Pine Advisor Solutions, Ultimus, and Wintrust are all hosting events...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2021 Views
DC Retirement Income? A $495B AM Files For a Patent
A financial services titan's asset management team is tackling retirement income in defined contribution plans...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019 - Reader Rating: 5
Skinner Brings a 16-Year WTW Vet to USRBP
The new hire joins as COO of the national 403(b) shop...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019
Envestnet's Founder Dies
Jud Bergman and his wife were killed in a car accident yesterday...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Rutledge Reorgs, Promoting a 23-Year EBSA Vet
The EBSA chief adds and fills his third deputy post...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019
Two Gotham AMs Plan Layoffs
Execs at one firm plan to lay off 61 people in the NYC area as part of its HQ move, while execs at another firm will cut up to seven percent of its team worldwide...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019 Views
ABA Retirement Funds Undergoes a Digital Renovation
The new website design is meant to have a “more modern look and feel.”..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2019 - Reader Rating: 5
Three Tips For Using the Revamped Retiremap
A KPA-friendly financial wellness player launches a new platform...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018
Ariely Teams Up With a Revamped 401k Player
The behavioral economist and bestselling author lends his expertise to a KPA-friendly financial wellness player...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018
As an ETF Bigwig Exits, a 25-Year Invesco Vet Shifts
Both changes are on the back office side the publicly traded asset manager's mutual fund and ETF business...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018 Views
An Ex-Ascensus Manager Joins Pentegra
The new hire joins Pentegra's team as director of TPA Operations, as he leaves his managerial role at Ascensus behind. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - Reader Rating: 3
A $150MM 401k Cruises to Pru
The bundled provider wins a 2,100-participant plan in the Sunshine State...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018
PGIM's Skinner Rises and Hires a Fellow J.P. Morgan Vet
The real estate DC I-O exec expands his role and adds to his team...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Eight Richest Fundsters Are ...
Forbes unveils its 2018 "Forbes 400" list. Familiar faces from the mutual fund industry are on the list, though one famous PM falls off...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018 Views
Transamerica Welcomes an East Coast Empower Alum
The new hire serves as an external wholesaler covering New Jersey and Delaware...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2018 - Reader Rating: 5
GRPAA Shifts Its Next Big Event
The KPA aggregator's senior leadership talks to provider execs after the LPL RPAC conference wraps up...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Next Summer, LPL's KPAs Will Have a Four-Way Choice
The biggest indie B-D in the biz is prepping a new way for its FAs to handle 401(k) plan due diligence. Yet they can stick with one of three other options, too...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2017
An Alts Specialist Merges With Cohen and Company
Cohen's brand will come out on top after the deal, which will create a firm with more than 550 employees across nine offices...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Views
A $300MM Sunshine State 457 Hires a KPA
The county is sticking with its RKers, at least for now...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3.5
Will a $2,700 Mistake Cost BlackRock $37MM?
The moral of the story may be: asset managers that do any work for state or local governments should keep their execs' dollars out of politics, even national politics...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Views
T. Rowe Price Debuts a Tool For Proposals
The web-based app will support advisors and create proposals for clients in real-time. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
U.S. Leads in Retirement Confidence Survey
The survey tracks stress over retirement savings ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Proximity Financial Partners Welcomes a KPA
The Raleigh, North Carolina-based 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) shop Proximity Financial Partners has just recruited a KPA to its shop...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016
The Top Five 401k Red Flags
These indicators can help determine if there is an issue..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
With a Pipeline of Deal Possibilities, a New Prez Joins a Liquid Alts Shop
He previously served as president of its nearby multi-boutique parent...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Views
The New Fund Fuss - October 4, 2016
A listing all of the funds making their grand debut! ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Views
TRA's Schoneman Hunts For a TPA
The president of Appleton, Wisconsin-based TRA, is seeking to acquire TPA firms.....
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
DCIIA Proposes Standardized DC Lexicon
Joshua Dietch, head of retirement and institutional at Strategic Insight and co-chair of DCIIA’s retirement research board, has confirmed the proposal of a standardized lexicon for DC retirement plans...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
USI Adds a Voya Vet
Glastonbury, Connecticut-based national insurance brokerage and consulting firm, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions throughout the U.S., recently added a new VP to the firm...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 3.4
Different Takes on the Janus-Henderson Merger
Yesterday, two publicly-traded asset managers unveiled a merger, planned for Q2 2017. The markets and media are abuzz. Here's how folks are reacting so far...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Views
MV Financial Has a New Retirement Head
Founder and chief executive officer of Bethesda, Maryland-based 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) shop MV Financial, has just tapped a c-suite executive to lead the retirement plan practice group...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Who Will Buy J.P. Morgan Funds from Jamie Dimon?
With all the legal and public relations pressures on him, Dimon might want some help simplifying his business...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Schwab Merges Away a Platform and Gets a Muted Response
Charles Schwab announced the merger of two of its recordkeeping platforms last month, in a move that will affect close to 100 large and mega market plan sponsors, and yet the 401(k) industry seems mostly in the dark. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 - Reader Rating: 5
Pileggi Finds a Subadvisor for Risk-Managed Portfolios
Less than two weeks after unveiling first risk-managed ETF portfolio fund, American Independence announces a partnership with firm specializing in these strategies...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Meet the Private Equity Shop That Just Bought a 401k Recordkeeper
A firm with offices in Greenwich, CT and NYC acquired Verisight in August. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 - Reader Rating: 1
An NY Firm Launches Its Seventh Fund
New product will focus on fixed income, and risk management...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views
What Do All These New ETFs Bring to the Table?
New fundamental ETFs, among a variety of other flavors, are getting attention...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views
Securian Retirement Helps Advisors Benchmark Fees
The new service includes three benchmarking reports comparing fees in the industry. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013
Research Tip-Off to T. Rowe Gets Plenty of Ink
A number of news outlets peer at the case in which an analyst emailed non-public research...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Barron's Writes on ETF Food Fight
What's the best way to run an ETF? Execs butt heads at Morningstar...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views
Fink and Gross Say Standoff Will End Soon
Budget impasse can be resolved without default...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views
RIABiz Drills Down on BlackRock's CoRI Index
Index aims to calculate a person’s annual retirement income as early as 10 years before retirement. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2013 Views
Just How Profitable Are Your I-Shares?
A study shows that fund firms need to rethink structure of institutional shares...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
GAO Tells Borzi and Iwry to Play Nice on MEPs
The congressional watchdog issues a new report on multiple employer plans in the retirement space...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Virtus Founds Something New
Virtus adds its second investment managing affiliate...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
A Retirement Revolution Exec Leaves ... Sort Of
The LA firm's sales chief is now a regional director for Hancock, but still working closely with the firm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Federated Goes to London
Firm expanding European distribution through agreement with English firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Two Top Advisors Hire a KPMG Alum
A Southeastern retirement plan consulting shop replace their chief investment strategist...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
SaveDaily Now Offers M* Data
SaveDaily investors can now access to data on mutual funds and ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
The Winner's of M*'s ETF Awards Are ...
Vanguard and iShares win Morningstar awards that have heavy cost analysis component...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
An Upstate RKer Hires Two
Two client service reps were brought in to a Rochester-based firm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Mercer Vet Pens a Retirement Tome
A Mercer consultant has published a book on generating retirement income...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
NAGDCA: TDF Customization Is on Sponsors' Minds
On the conference's final day, sponsors hear roundtables on TDF customization -- and a keynote from Shlomo Benartzi...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 - Reader Rating: 5
BNY Mellon Nabs Yet Another Touchstone Mandate
Servicer will handle four more Touchstone funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
More DC Plans Shun Revenue Sharing than Ever
A new Towers Watson survey of plan sponsors shows big changes to the industry's fee structure...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012
Schwab Study Says Investors Think ETFs Are for Real
More than 80 percent of those surveyed sat the exchange-traded products are on the scene for good...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Scalia Hopes to Make It 6-0 Against the Government
The Journal writes about attorney Eugene Scalia, and gives him an op-ed, the day before he takes on Dodd-Frank rules on mutual funds. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Enter Phase Three of Fink's Plan
The BlackRock chief anticipates good things over the horizon and ups the branding ante...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
How Vanguard's ETF Fee Cuts Will Rock the Market
The firm recently changed its benchmark index from MSCI to FTSE...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Forbes Spotlights Knight Capital's ETF Market Maker
Want to know who Knight Capital's leader is? ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Is It a Bond or Is It an ETF?
WSJ article opines about defined-maturity ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Funds Play the Name Game
What happens when two funds have similar names?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
WSJ's Fund Fiend Ponders Short-Term High-Yield Funds
The paper takes a look at two ETFs and two regular mutual funds in this hot asset class...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Want More Opinions on Money Funds? Here You Go
M* and the WSJ talk more about money fund reform...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
A Three-Time Victory for Matthew 25
For the third quarter in a row, one PM's fund has been ranked at the top by the Journal...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2012 Views
Supermarkets Look to Restock with Infomation and Education
Mutual fund supermarkets will look like Walmart 10 years from now...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
Strategic Insight Prepares to Acquire
The mutual fund research firm's parent eyes another company in the space...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Analysts See 'Too Much Capacity' in Asset Management
MFWire.com gathers together three of the brightest minds analyzing publicly-traded mutual fund firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
Touchstone Acquires Its Way to $10B in AUM
As predicted, the firm is buying a piece of Old Mutual...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
Flex-Soft Adds a New Advisor Tool
It will allow advisor to compare plans with cash balance as a single plan or combined with a 401(k)..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Casey Quirk Issues Stern 401k Warning to Fund Firms
Managers must do their homework before jumping into retirement plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Thomasson Hires a SunGard Alum
The recordkeeping TPA names a new operations exec...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - Reader Rating: 3
Recordkeepers Dominate Another Top 401k Funds List
BrightScope ranks mid-cap funds used in 401k plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
Wells Fargo Lures a Connecticut 401k Advisor
A retirement plan specialist joins a branch of the wirehouse...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1.67
Utah Eyes a New Plan Provider
The new provider would take over four DC plans worth more than $100 million...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Jaffe Calls ETF Scandal Concerns 'Wildly Overblown'
The MarketWatch columnist steps in to defend exchange-traded mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
Putnam Offers a Dynamic Take on Risk Management
The Beantown mutual fund firm unveils its latest offering...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
MStar Ponders First Eagle's Success
How has the value mutual fund manager fared since the return of its star?..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Views
The Women of the Retirement Industry Prepare to Choose their Leaders
An industry networking group will host its second annual meeting at CFDD this week...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010
AQR Risks Launching an Eighth Mutual Fund
The Connecticut-based asset manager unveils a new no-load offering...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Former 401k Co. Chief Leaves Schwab
Robyn Alcorta moves on from the large market provider. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1
Mercer Vets Form New Consulting Firm
A trio of Mercer executives strike out on their own...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010
A Pacific Life Fund Gets DALBAR's Stamp of Approval
The Newport Beach-based insurer gets a nod from DALBAR...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010
A New Fund Links An AMG Firm to Hancock
The Boston-based mutual fund firm launches its fourth new offering of 2010...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
A Transamerica Wholesaler Joins Great-West
The Denver-based plan provider fills a newly created wholesaler role. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Loomis Sayles Powers a Diverse Absolute Return Fund
The Natixis firm launches a new mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
An $18M Mutual Fund Deal Closes
A Chitown asset manager reports to a new master...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Who Will Lead Retirement at Aon Hewitt?
Aon and Hewitt have officially tied the knot...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Lincoln Migrates to a New 401k Platform
The Fort Wayne, Indiana-based RKer is enlisting the help of another technology provider. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Schwab Looks to Fill a Void in its Retirement Unit
Schwab's $50B RBS unit is looking to make a hire...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
BrightScope Eyes I-Os
The retirement plan ratings specialists unveil a new top ten list. What's next?..
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4.67
Money Funds are in Turmoil
A Crane report says the state of the money funds market is in flux. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Smaller ETFS Face Giant Obstacles
The WSJ reports on the plight of tiny ETFs that are folding almost as fast as they're launched. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
How Do Asset Managers Roll Up Their Funds' Sleeves?
The WSJ takes a look at a niche type of diversified fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
The WSJ Takes Notice of a Hancock Fund
John Hancock's no-conviction fund makes the WSJ do a double take. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Waddell's Flash Crash Trade Took Only 20 Minutes
The joint CFTC-SEC report on the events of May 6 becomes public...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Jaffe Roots for Mutual Fund Tax Reform
Yet the MarketWatch columnist is not confident that the bill will make it into law...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views
Which Mutual Funds Dominate the 401k Business?
A ratings specialist unveils its first list of the top funds in the 401k world, in terms of assets...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Alloy Producer to Freeze DB, Boost DC Plan
Another firm has jumped on the pension-freezing bandwagon...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
Seen and Heard at CFDD 2007: Chiricotti Warns Industry to Beware Conference Crunch
As the CFDD president warned about overcrowding in the DC event business, his own conference filled up with popular parties and speeches. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
A Sales Exec is Moving on from Merrill
The exec leading Merrill Lynch's large-plan sales effort is leaving the firm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
401k Pros Tee Off in Tribute to a Colleague
Dozens of industry insiders trooped to a Long Island golf course for a fundraiser in memory of Richard Laurita...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
Discovery President Discusses Dominance
Discovery Database has slid onto the Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing companies at number 799...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
Natixis Promotes Long Timer to Head of North American Asset Management
John Hailer has been named the president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management North America...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views
The Reserve Brands with a New Bent
The Reserve wants to be known by name...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Fido Finds New Brokerage Head
Fidelity has tapped a former JPMorgan exec as president of Fidelity Institutional Services...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 4
Some Financial Advice Just Became a Luxury in Michigan
It just got more expensive to give advice in Michigan...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
Earnings Troubles Spark Job Cut Rumors at Merrill
Is Merrill going to be the next wirehouse to cut jobs?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Plan Sponsors to Congress: Hold Your Horses
UPDATE| Plan sponsors are asking Congress to let the DoL finish its job on fee disclosure before making further moves toward new fee legislation...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
E*Trade Slapped with Suit for Failing to Disclose Subprime Problems
E*Trade is being sued in a class action lawsuit in which the plaintiffs claim that the company misled those who purchased stock on the extent of their exposure to the problems in the mortgage market...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
Buckeye Law Firm Smites Macy's Over Company Stock
The department store giant finds itself in court over its 401(k). ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
SSgA Educates Intermediaries
SSgA is targeting financial advisors, registered investment advisors, and wealth managers with its new State Street Thought Leadership program...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Smith Barney Switches Up Payout Details
In an effort to remain competitive, Smith Barney is restructuring its pay system for brokers...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Five New Firms Join Focus
Focus Financial Partners has added five new wealth management firms as partners...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
SSgA Vet Gains Independence
Independence Investments has hired Jamie DuPont as vice president in its sales and relationship management group...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Fiduciary Training Co-Ops: What's Don Trone Up To?
The founder and former CEO of fi360 sheds light on his recent move and looks forward to partnering with other 'fiduciary experts'. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007
New Research Supports Independent Directors
Independent directors of mutual fund firms may lead to lower fees for investors, according to recent research...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.75
XShares Pins Hopes on Target Date ETFs
XShares' newly launched target date ETFs could spell the fate of the firm, says TheStreet.com's Lawrence Carrel...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
House Committee Set To Hold Hearing on 401k Fees
Today's Wall Street Journal Fund Track column centers on a congressional hearing set for today on a proposed bill that calls for full disclosure of fees in 401k plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
SunGard Completes Purchase of Managed Account Provider
SunGard now officially owns ProNvest...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 1
Survey Shows Jump In Number of Auto Enrollment Adopters
A new survey from the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America showed an increase in the percentage of sponsors offering auto enrollment...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Financial Engines Hits New Milestone
Assets under management now total more than $6 billion...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Seligman Expands Target-Date Lineup
The Big Apple firm's family of target retirement funds has grown by two...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Former ExpertPlan CEO Makes New Bet
The former top executive at ExpertPlan has signed on with another new industry player...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 5
After Trimming the Fat, Morgan Stanley Strives to Keep the Muscle
The wirehouse aims to retain top producers with a new incentive program. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
Dow High Finally Arrives
After almost seven years of waiting, reps can finally celebrate more records...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3.18
SEC Targets Ex-Wall Street Access Rep
The regulatory agency charged the broker with late trading and helping hedge funds time mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 2.75
NYSE Delays Broker Vote Rule
Brokers will continue to be able to vote on behalf of their clients, at least until some time in 2008. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
BISYS Adds Sales Duo
The back-office provider's fund branch hires two Vps for its sales team. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Clinton Global Initiative and Asset Manager Team Together
A New York City and Boston-based asset management firm is working with the Clinton Global Initiative to offer a new socially conscious mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Views
Women's Equity Fund Adds Institutional Shares, Lowers Fees
The Women's Equity Fund is making a distribution push. The gender-conscious mutual fund's San Francisco-based advisor, FEMMX Financial, announced Tuesday the creation of a new institutional share class and a reduction in the maximum fee for retail shares...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Views
Checking in With Invesmart
The majority of plan participants are taking Invesmart up on its offer of discretionary management...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3
Are Americans Waiting for a Raise Before They Save?
A poll conducted by Greenwald & Associates finds that Americans think they are doing fine and will wait for a raise, or until they are closer to retirement before they add to their savings...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - Reader Rating: 4
No More Sunny Weather for New Dimensions
The move means that the firm will also close its San Diego office, eliminating 21 jobs. Nance among those let loose...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 Views
Compliance Firm Eyes 401k Disposal Opportunity
Every burgeoning market has its casualties; in the 401k market, 20,000 plans die each year. This new player saw an opportunity and tapped the expertise of Mark Phillips to help it create services that support terminating plans...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - Reader Rating: 4
Mutuals.com Hires Stock Picker
Mutuals Advisors is stepping quick to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dan Ahrens. Tuesday, the Dallas-based advisor to the Mutuals.com funds tapped Charles L. Norton as co-portfolio manager for the Vice Fund and the Generation Wave Growth Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Amvescap is Starr-Struck
The parent to the AIM Funds has tapped a new financial chief to lead its comeback...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 Views
Fund Closing: Fido Shutters International Fund
Fidelity Investments is closing its Diversified International Fund to new investors on October 25. The fund has approximately $17.8 billion in assets...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views
NASD Hits 18 Firms with $1.2 MM in Fines
SG Cowen, others fail to correctly maintain order audit trails...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views
Fund Openings: Calvert Fills Value Void
Calvert has launched two funds to fill what it believes is a thin market for socially-screened value funds. Calvert’s new Small Cap Value and Mid Cap Value funds will be subadvised by Channing Capital Management. Eric McKissack, co-founder and chief investment officer of Channing, will manage both funds. Wendell Mackey of Channing will co-manage...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views
Top Exec at AIM on Leave
One executive takes leave to resolve outstanding regulatory issues...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Money Manager to Buy Brew Crew
Finally, there is proof that the fund industry has hit middle age ... Mark L. Attanasio is reportedly about to close on a deal to buy the Milwaukee Brewers from the Selig family for $200 million. Attanasio made his fortune at TCW, where he serves as the chief investment officer for the money manager. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views
Scudder Revamps Small Biz Offering
Among the changes: a new platform...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Principal Hires New Retirement Lobbyist
The new lobbyist will work out of Washington, D.C. starting in January 2005...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004
US Airways, Pilots Deal Spares 401(k)
If the recently announced tentative deal between US Airways and the Airline Pilots Association is settled, employer contributions to the 401(k) plan could be spared...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004
Pilgrim Baxter Starts From Scratch
Sometimes, it is just easier to start all over again. The folks from Pilgrim Baxter have decided to ditch their name in favor of something a little less scandal-tainted. Pilgrim Baxter & Associates, the advisor to the PBHG fund family, will now be known as Liberty Ridge Capital, the company announced in a Friday release...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004
Just How Does an IPO Harm Fund Investors?
We are still not sure, but the WSJ obviously thinks it so. Now that the Cohen and Steers IPO is out of the gate, attention is turning to Calamos Asset Management. The fund firm and asset manager has filed its S-1 and is set for its own IPO. Indeed, the offering catches the attention of the WSJ, but not in the way IPOs usually catch the eye of the paper. Rather than cover the merits of the business and whether Calamos is a buy, the paper questions whether fund firms should be public at all...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 2004 Views
Unravelling Winnick's Pitch
The telecomm chairman uncorked a knuckleball that appears to have baffled Global Crossing administrators. It will also put other CEOs on the hot seat...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002
Denver Consulting Group Has Double Vision
The retirement-consulting unit plans to grow sales, staff and regional coverage...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002
ICI Names Chairman
Paul Haaga is elected to a one-year term for the national trade association. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
Ex-MetLife VP Lands in SoCal
He will head product development and new business at ABD Insurance...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 - Reader Rating: 5
Midwest Fund Firm Seeks CEO
A bank fund family is creating a CEO slot to focus on building its business...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
Few New Fund Launches Seen
A Lipper analyst expects few new fixed-income funds as well, amid subdued capital gains in the quarter ahead...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
Georgia Advisor to Expand Line
Its 403(b) Toolbox looks to be an extension to 401(k) Toolbox...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002
MFS Whets the Axe
Once again a Boston fund firm is mulling over staff reductions...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
Fund Ad Spending Plunges
Janus, Schwab and Invesco drop out of the ranks of big spenders...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
American Century Places Its Bet
The now mature fund firm sees the advisor channel as too good to pass up...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
A New Path to the Pinnacle
A provider enhances its broker-sold product for the under fifty employee market...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002
IRS Tweaks Obligatory Payouts
The change is a reaction to the stock market swoon...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002
Is Fido Packing Up?
The Boston Behemoth may be getting ready to buy out 300,000 sqf. of leases in the Boston Hub...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 04, 2002 Views
Employer Sponsored Plan Reach One-Third of US Households
Ryan Returns to Alger ... More than half of US Households Own Funds ... Vanguard is Close to Catching Fidelity...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Ninety-three Million Own Funds
Ryan Returns to Alger ... More than half of US Households Own Funds ... Vanguard is Close to Catching Fidelity...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Onto the Next
The Workforce Committee has approved the Boehner Retirement Security Advice Bill...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
401kExchange Lands Big Fish
The folks down in West Palm Beach must be high fiving one another with their latest announcement...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Vanguard Hopes to Make Hay with Value
There is little surprise in the identity of the sub-advisor of the sixth value fund coming out of Valley Forge...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Never Heard of JohnsonFamily Funds?
The asset manager is making a Sincere effort to clean up its marketing act. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
New York Life Reshuffle
The firm creates a new unit and moves some executives around. It also welcomes a top dog from E*Trade...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 04, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Advisor Sells Minority Stake
Electronic Market Center, Inc., a unit of Ashton Technology takes a minority stake in a 401k advice vendor...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Advisor Ties into TPA Platform
S&P is distributing its investment advisory services through InvestLink's recordkeeping platform...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Bundled Vendor and Payroll Firm Ally
Move over Paychex and ADP, Principal has teamed up with Ceridian to offer a Web friendly 401k and payroll bundle...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Vendor Expands Funds Lineup
Cigna adds three new offerings to its Charter Family of funds for retirement clients...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
TD Waterhouse Opens Own Funds
The supermarket is the latest in a long line dip its toe in the fund business with seven new offerings. The difference this time is not all of the funds are straight index offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Cigna Awards 401k Assignments
Cigna names the two new subadvisors for its Charter family of funds targeting corporate retirement clients...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Conn. Firm Offers Focused Fund
T.O. Richardson is following up on the success of its Sector Rotation Fund with a focused offering...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Executive Suite Moves
AIM, Fremont and Lincoln National are among the firms making changes in their investment ranks...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
October 4, 2000
Brotherly Reunion ... Vanguard, MFS, Oak Associates, Putnam & AIM are Top Sellers ... Fidelity's Dividend...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
October 4, 2000
Brotherly Reunion ... London's Asian Star ... Vanguard, MFS, Oak Associates, Putnam & AIM are Top Sellers ... Fidelity's Dividend...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Web Broker Forms Alliance to Gain 401k SDBA Biz
DLJdirect has centered Charles Schwab, SSgA, and Merrill Lynch in the cross-hairs with a new self-directed brokerage (SDBA) product for the 401(k) market. The Web-based product will be offered in conjunction with SunGard's OmniPlus and OmniPlan recordkeeping platforms. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Pru Wins Bank Account
Prudential makes another deposit in its list of accounts...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Simplified Statements: An Oxymoron?
Mutual fund reports are rarely said to be simple but a little bit of color, photographs and sidebar information makes it a little more easy to understand...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Is the Net Ready for GS.com?
The prototypical investment bank continues to reshape itself in the image of a Dot Com while BlackRock starts down the IPO path...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Check Mate ...?
What's the latest on Net-based portfolio allocation tools? Fidelity's Portfolio Planner is sweeping the 401k mart...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Check Mate ...?
What's the latest on Net-based portfolio allocation tools? Fidelity's Portfolio Planner is sweeping the 401k mart...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, October 4, 1999
Buffett wannabes injured ... Fledgling fund sued ... Dreyfus lets out a silent roar ... Kent International Growth in the press...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 04, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
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