] has launched
the Janus Diversified Alternatives Fund
] has launched
the WisdomTree Global Corporate Bond ETF
Exchange Traded Concepts
the Forensic Accounting ETF
that Precidian Investments
] recently filed for permission to launch active, non-transparent ETFs.
Vanguard plans to
launch the Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund
and its ETF Shares
by the end of the second quarter.
] plans to launch
a long/short fund.
plans to launch
the db X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 Index ETF
also plans to launch
the passively-managed db-X Regulated Utilities Index Fund
On February 8 Drexel Hamilton Mutual Funds
that last month
the Ameristock Fund
] merged into the Drexel Hamilton Centre American Equity Fund
. Drexel first filed
for the planned merger in October. The Ameristock Fund was Alameda, California-based Ameristock's only '40 Act strategy.
On February 7, ProShares
its ProShares Credit Suisse 130/30 ETF under a new moniker, the ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF
, and cut its expense ratio to 45 basis points, a 50-bps drop.
that Don San Jose
stepped up as lead PM of the five-star, $2.6-billion J.P. Morgan Small Cap Equity Fund
]. San Jose, who has worked with the fund as an analyst and then a coPM since 2004, succeeds star PM Glenn Gawronski
, who on February 4 started a leave of absence of undisclosed length. Growth and small cap equities chief investment officer Chris Jones
joins San Jose as coPM of the fund.
] added its own Heman Baijal
as co-PM of the four-star, neutral-rated, $12.9-billion Oppenheimer International Bond Fund
, alongside lead PM Sara Zervos and co-PM Art Steinmetz. Baijal has managed the fund's developed-markets sleeve since joining OpFunds in 2011.
that OpFunds replaced Oppenheimer Global Strategic Income Fund
co-PM Joseph Welsh
with bank-loan and high-yield team member Jack Brown
. The fund boasts
$9.2 billion in assets, as well as three stars and a neutral rating from M*. Welsh will continue to lead that same team and PM another OpFunds offering.
that Loomis Sayles
] named company veteran Brian Kennedy
as co-PM on its Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Bond Fund
and its four-star, $774.3-million Loomis Sayles Investment Grade Fixed Income Fund
. Loomis also reportedly added its own Todd Vandam
to the U.S. high yield PM team alongside Elaine Stokes and Matt Eagan, without officially naming Vandam a PM.
American Century Investments
has hired Edward Boyle
as vice president and co-PM of Non-U.S. Fixed Income (International Bond)
and Global Fixed Income (Global Bond)
Wants to Be Alone
] and its series, the Fairholme Fund
, the Fairholme Focused Income Fund
, and the Fairholme Allocation Fund
, will no longer accept
new investors after February 28, 2013.
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