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Eight Financial Wellness Lessons For KPAs
Different players offer words of wisdom on the hot topic...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
A $400MM Plan Invites Empower In
The recordkeeper wins over a Minnesota plan sponsor...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lewis Expands Her Midwestern Team at Pru
Prudential Retirement's Barbara Lewis hires an ex-CUNA Mutual VP...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Two Allies Power a New MassMutual Product
The recordkeeper teams up to bundle 3(16), 3(38), and TPA services into a new version of a product inherited via a 2013 acquisition...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Reader Rating: 3.5
As First Trust Takes the Lead, Bridge Builder Slows
M* updates ETF and long-term, open-end mutual fund flows data for September 2018...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
A Bundled Titan Extends Its Managed Account Reach
A big provider is making the program, previously only for its own recordkeeping clients, available in the broader marketplace...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Bad Day? Asset Managers Are Having a Bad Year.
Many publicly traded asset managers' stocks fell with the market yesterday ... yet unlike the market overall, asset managers are down year-to-date, too...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Has Trump Found His Borzi? 401k Washingtonians Hope So
Rumor has it that the President has chosen the next EBSA chief for the DoL. The defined contribution-friendly folks in D.C. seem happy...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Will Howard Present Keep Fighting?
On Friday a jury found the F-Squared co-founder liable on all counts in the SEC's civil suit against him. It's still not clear what comes next...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Filings For Fundsters October 11, 2017
The latest mutual fund industry filings with the SEC...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Views
A 16-Year NYL Insider Returns to Lead DC I-O
The new chief is a seasoned recordkeeper and asset management marketing executive who has also worked in life and annuities...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
BIA Welcomes a 12-Year Industry Vet
The new hire joined earlier this month after 11 years with Kraematon Group...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Will a Pimco Alum Take Over the Fed?
Gundlach's betting on him, and Gross likes him, yet he didn't make the widely covered short list...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Views
Preece Promotes a 13-Year OneAmerica RM
The fresh appointee succeeds Brian Giles, who rose to a different position within the insurer...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Reader Rating: 2.14
This MA Wholesaler Has Changed Firms
A wholesaler in Massachusetts changed shops...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Clark and Vanguard Lead the ETF Strategist Pack
M* releases its Q2 2016 report on 151 firms running 787 strategies out of ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Views
Sentinel Has a New CEO
A provider of retirement planning and employee benefit solutions, welcomes a new CEO to lead Sentinel's four business units...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Reader Rating: 3
Six in 10 Workers With 401k Plans Want Help With Their Investment Choices
...according to a retirement study unveiled by Wells Fargo...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Reader Rating: 3.67
MPI Unveils a New TDF Tool For KPAs
A fintech company focusing on investment research and reporting solutions just created a TDF retirement advisor-focused tool!..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Task Time-Crunch Hits Advisors Hard
Advisors are often too busy to give much investment advice ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Filings for Fundsters - October 11, 2016
A compilation of the latest SEC filings!..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Views
Russia Detains a Fidelity Hack Suspect ... For a Visa Violation
The return of this suspect to American soil reportedly could help U.S. officials track down the fourth suspect, an as-yet-unnamed Russian...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Views
Vanguard Draws a Line in the Sand For 1,000 Highly Engaged Participants
Vanguard has issued warnings to a select group of Airlines pilots for following the trading advice of a newsletter. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 - Reader Rating: 4
AUM Roundup: Invesco, Legg, AllianceBernstein, Virtus and Franklin
How did these and other firms do this month?..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
Seen & Heard at CFDD 2013
This week Phil Chiricotti and his team gathered nearly 1,000 advisors, DC I-Os, recordkeepers and other 401k industry insiders for the 2013 CFDD advisor conference...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 - Reader Rating: 1
Northern Trust Gains a Client
Investment boutique, which runs a money market fund, hires Northern for mutual fund services...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
A $30MM 401k Fee Suit Settlement Moves Forward
A federal court grants preliminary approval to a settlement reached last week between Jerry Schlichter's team and a jumbo plan sponsor...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 - Reader Rating: 1
Dimon Faces the Analysts
At Q3 earnings conference, JP Morgan's CEO elaborates upon, among other things, simplifying the business, the health of the asset management business and ongoing uncertainty about legal expenses...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
In Connecticut, a 401k Trio Joins a 6-Branch LPL Shop
Two retirement plan and wealth management advisors and a colleague sign with an advisory firm with six branches...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 - Reader Rating: 3.5
Vanguard Kicks More Ass
The low cost juggernaut wins the flows race during another tough sales month...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Here's a Lesson Plan for Pre-Retiree Profs: Strategize!
Updated | While 8 in 10 higher-education pre-retirees are confident in their retirement savings, a low percentage have developed any sort of retirement income plan. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013
The Debt-Ceiling Debacle Could Tank Retirement Savings by $2 Trillion
ASPPA's recent research points to the consequences a debt-ceiling stalemate could have on participants' retirement savings. Here's a hint: It's not good news. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013
Rekenthaler Enters the Smart Beta Debate
He also debates an academic's arguments about DFA's alleged scientism...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
Reynolds Declares Neutrality in Boston Mayoral Race
Putnam CEO demurs from choosing a candidate to support -- for now...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
Vanguard Warns Southwest Pilots of 401(k) Trading Ban
Ban could affect at least a thousand pilots. This is the second battle between a major fund company and an investment newsletter. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2013 Views
For Hagin, Mutual Funds Are Products…And Marketing Tools
The quant shop uses a three-pronged strategy for growth..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
GSAM Launches a New DC Fund
The new fund offers non-traditional investment classes...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2.75
DiCenso Adds Two to Gallagher's Fiduciary Advisor Team
The insurance brokerage's retirement chief hires a sales person and a performance measurement manager...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012
ING Throws Its Hat In with Retirees
The firm is betting that the TDF business will grow...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
An RKer Wants a DC Product Manager
The exec would develop and manage discretionary DC suite...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1
ExpertPlan Has a New Partner
Product will allow plan sponsor to delegate fiduciary liability...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Old Mutual Asset Management Selling off Five Affiliates
Operations being sold to management teams..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
PSCA Survey Highlights Advice and Target Date Use
The trade group polled 840 plans representing $753 billion of participant assets...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012
Massachusetts RKer Announces a Series of Hires
New York Life announced the hiring of numerous relationship managers in the past year,..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4.35
An Asset Manager Needs Midwest Wholesaling Talent
The firm needs to grow business with brokers and consultants..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
NAGDCA Names a New President
The association has found a successor to outgoing president Julia Durand...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1
Pimco Goes to Rio
Office will be firm's first in Latin America...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
TheStreet Lauds Legg Mason
The pub pronounces the mutual fund shop a "featured financial services winner."..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
Fund Directors Demand Equal Regulation
With hedge funds allowed to advertise, an industry gropu is calling for the same regulations...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
Are There Too Many ETFs?
USA Today asks: When is there enough?..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Gross Trims His Mortgage and Government Holdings
On the heels of the Fed's announcement of QE3, Gross reduces his exposure to mortgage holdings...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
Aberdeen Did Very Well Indeed
Firm saw 52 percent growth this year...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
Barron's Likes a Gold PM
Barron's columnist Brendan Conway gives an approving nod to the gold team...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
An International Group Enters the Money Fund Fray
The fight over money market mutual fund reform just went global...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
A PowerShares ETF Hits $1B
Fund hits milestone after 20-months...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2012 Views
Pru's Mutual Fund Chief Will Have a New Boss
Judy Rice will have a new boss starting November 9...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
A Stock Analyst Cuts His Legg Mason Rating to 'Underperform'
An analyst lowers his rating of the Old Line State mutual fund firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
Leuthold Weeden Founder Relinquishes His CIO Post
Steve Leuthold takes on a reduced role at the company he started 25 years ago...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
DWS Mulls a Global High Yield Strategy
Officials of Deutsche Bank's investment management arm have not decided whether to offer a mutual fund with that strategy...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
Coming Soon to Your Computer: RPAG TV
The NFP subsidiary unveils a new web offering for its national network of retirement plan advisors...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Reader Rating: 4
Pimco Hires Cap Group, Goldman and OppFunds Alums
The SoCal fixed income giant rounds out its new emerging markets equity team...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
A Sin City Firm Trusts ExpertPlan
Updated | The Garden State recordkeeper private labels for a trust company...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Reader Rating: 2.5
Ashmore Dives Into Retail
Updated | The British mutual fund firm launches a seventh U.S. fund, adds two share classes and hires an exec to lead U.S. distribution through advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
A B-D Helps 401k Advisors Compare Lineups
The firm releases adds a new tool to its box...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Reader Rating: 2
BofA Merrill Enhances its 401k Offerings
It's not just about raising participation rates anymore...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Reader Rating: 3.12
A Boglehead Urges Investors to 'Occupy Boston'
A fan of passive investing sees the current anti-Wall Street protest movement as a prime time to stick it to active mutual fund managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
Spotted in an Anti-Wall Street Protest: a Fidelity T-Shirt
A protester in Raleigh wears a Fidelity shirt while railing against corporate America...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
Will Fund Firms Face the 'Systemically Important' Label?
And the 'systemically important financial institution' award goes to …..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Views
An RPAG Shop Confirms a New Hire
A New Jersey-based retirement plan advisory firm adds an ADP alum to its team...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010
A Plan Reporting Firm Customizes its Approach
A tools-maker focused on advisors unveils the latest version of its flagship offering...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010
Eaton Vance Taps Richard Bernstein
For the second time, the Boston-based fund firm turns to a third-party manager to run a mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
RiverFront Adds a Wholesaler
The Virginia-based asset manager makes a new hire...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
Harborside Wins Over a Legg Mason Alum
The Maryland-based marketing, sales and PR firm hires an SVP...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
ING Finds a Retirement Pricing Chief Within
The insurer taps a 14-year company veteran to oversee pricing for its retirement services unit...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Stull Wins Another $43M Stock Drop Settlement
Another jumbo plan sponsor settles a suit over company in its DC plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010
Wal-Mart Decides to Match
The retail giant will swap out its profit-sharing contributions...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010
Two 401k Veterans Test their 'Metal' With an MEP
A pair of Florida-based retirement plan specialists partner up to create a new multiple employer plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Bostonians Band Together
Execs from Beantown financial companies are forming a new group...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Chris Donahue Defends Federated's February Move
SmartMoney interviews Federated's top exec...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
A Third of Active Managers Are in the Indexing Closet
An updated study offers a glimpse at how much asset managers diverge from their benchmarks...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
AllianceBernstein CEO Tells Barron's Where the Big Opportunities Are
Peter Kraus is the subject of a feature article in the latest issue of Barron's...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
The ETF Trading 'Arms Race' Catches the WSJ's Attention
The Journal follows up on the latest move, in this case by TD Ameritrade...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
Vanguard's Annuity Service Continues to Garner Media Ink
The Journal covers the new partnership between the low-cost fund titan and Hueler Companies...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2010 Views
Protect Yourself If QDIA Goes Against Stable Value
Is a market value adjustment a 'hidden fee'? Two speakers at the annual SVIA forum worry that participants might think so. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007
Envestnet Adds a Product to its Fixed Income Securities LP Line
Envestnet Asset Management is launching a new product as part of its Fixed Income Securities LP line...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Klein Taps Ex-HelioGraph Founder for Sales Role
Klein Decisions has hired Joe Bellofatto as a senior account executive...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
Clear Indexes Taps College Students for Product Design
Clear Indexes has come up with a brilliant way to design new indexes on the cheap, college students...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
AHA's New Website Highlights its Distribution Strategy
AHA Investment Funds has launched a new website to go with its new push into the retail market...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
HealthShares Exchange One Platform for Another
Another ETF company is making plans to move its ETFs to the NYSE Arca exchange...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
Franklin Templeton In the Running to Buy Share in Italian Asset Manager
The San Mateo, California-based asset manager has been short-listed for a possible share in the Italian company, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
Lord Abbett Adds Three Share Classes
The Garden State fund company has debuted three new share classes...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
Fed Exec: Ditch Lifecycle for Lifestyle and Add Stable Value
A plan sponsor overseeing a $2.9 billion stable value fund shares his experience putting it into the asset allocation mix. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007
Lord Abbett Rolls Out R Shares
The Garden State fund firm launched two retirement share classes...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Nasdaq Welcomes Cubes Jr.
The Nasdaq has started a new index nicknamed "Cubes Jr." which tracks the Nasdaq Q-50, or 50 companies on the cusp of entering the Nasdaq-100 Index...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views
Fido Plans Split of Fund Board in Two
The Boston Behemoth plans to split the board that oversees its mutual funds in two...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Tamarac Beefs Up Advisor System
A Seattle-based financial services software company looks to make its system more friendly to advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Views
PacLife Forms Retirement Group to Help Advisors
The seven consultants at the California insurer will travel the country to teach advisors how to use mutual funds and annuities as a retirement solution...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 1
PacLife Forms Retirement Group to Help Advisors
The seven consultants at the California insurer will travel the country to teach advisors how to use mutual funds and annuities as a retirement solution...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Views
Benefit Plans Plus Promotes Another
The Missouri-based TPA has promoted one of its own to a managerial role...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006
XTF Targets Retirement With Six New Portfolios
The ETF-centric company launches a set of target date portfolios featuring its favorite investment tool. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Views
Some 401k Staffers Hit in Layoff by Large Plan Player
One of the handful of 401k recordkeepers specializing in the largest plans went through a round of cuts in September. The cuts hit about 100 of roughly 4,000 workers, say sources...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
Hershey To Offer Sweetened 401(k)
The Hershey Company on Tuesday joined the ranks of companies scaling back their defined benefit plans in an effort to trim costs...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Conference Formerly Known as Sales & Marketing
Last week's event heralds a change in the SIA Sales & Marketing Committee. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3.33
There's Light at the End of SIA S&M Tunnel
The SIA's S&M conference was short on S&M substance until the end (and S&M is "Sales and Marketing in case your were wondering). ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3.29
Midwestern ECN Provides 'Better' Trading Alternative
After splitting off from Tradebots last year, a young electronic communications network gets industry players to invest in its system...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
Get Ready to HOARD Customers
A Midwestern startup offers reps and their BDs a more efficient way to keep in touch with their clients, without losing the personal touch...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
Rydex Teaches Advisors New Allocation Tricks
Now that it has built the toolset, Rydex Investments is reaching out to advisors with a educational program to teach them how to use it. If it is succesful, it just may have more happy shareholders for its funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Views
Turner Adds Value Fund to Family
Turner Funds is taking the wraps of a new fund that will use a quantitative model to find large cap value stocks. Turner is marketing the fund, which carries a $250,000 minimum initial investment, directly to both individual and institutional investors such as defined contribution plans as well as through financial planners and advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Views
ExpertPlan Names BizDev EVP
The outsourced recordkeeping firm has tapped a Pru Retirement vet to work with Tim O'Brien and build its business...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Ameriprise Sponsors Symposium
The "president's council" symposium will provide plan sponsors with look at Ameriprise Retirement Services' future (and the future of American benefits)...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Fido Names FIRSCo President
The Boston Behemoth has announced who will permanently take over for William Carey as head of its defined contribution operations...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005
PensionOnline Offers Roth Tool
San Francisco-based PensionOnline has added a Roth 401k analysis tool to its kit of proposal solutions. The Web and PC tool allows advisors to run what if comparisons of a Roth 401k side by side with a traditional 401k...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005
PSCA: Santorum-Bennett is
The new Senate bill has the best safe harbor for auto plan; making it the best bill so far says the plan sponsor group...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Lincoln National Makes a Deal
The insurer has found a dance partner with Jefferson Pilot. What affect will the merger have on its 401k business?..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3
Are Large Plan Makers in for Another Round of Fee Squeezes?
Today's Wall Street Journal article may be old news, but the story it missed is an important one...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - Reader Rating: 4.67
NASD's Target List Hits 20 and is Growing
The NASD is continuing its crackdown on broker-dealers and fund firms that traded shelf space for trading commissions. While that is bad news, the silver lining for the industry is that this story is not catching the media's fancy in quite the same manner as 2003's Spitzer allegations even despite the growing appearance that the directed commissions at the heart of settlements were widespread...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Views
Rock Canyon Founder Ready to Build a Name
If you have heard of the Rock Canyon Top Flight Fund it may have been for the wrong reason as far as fund manager Jonathan Ferrell is concerned. Ferrell, you see, has yet to market his $9 million fund. But once the fund passes its third year anniversary in December he plans to change that fact .....
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 Views
Fido Expands India Operations
Fidelity bows to peer pressure by expanding in India, reports Beth Healy of the Boston Globe. Fidelity is hiring new workers (54 currently) in Bangalore, India. Meanwhile, Ned himself is very interested in the Subcontinent...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Transamerica Adds Target Funds
Vanguard and other funds will now be offered to 450,000 Transamerica participants...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Rydex Awards ETF Leader
Steven Bloom is the first recipient of the Rydex Investments Skip Viragh award. Bloom received the award for his work in developing the Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts (SPDR), the first exchange-traded fund. The award ceremony took place at the Financial Advisor Symposium on October 6...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 Views
Bear Stearns Scans Exec Emails
Officials continue their internal probe for improper mutual fund trades...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004
Fund Opening: Bay Area Firm Launches Ultra Short Strategy
Walnut Creek, California-based Midanek/Pak Advisors launched an Ultrashort Duration Fund on October 1. Jim Midanek, chief investment officer of Midanek/Pak Advisors, will lead the investment of the fund. M/P Advisors will distribute the fund through independent advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 2.33
Fido Creates Indian Venture
Negative headlines about the fund industry have been featured all year long, but so far fund firms have side-stepped the outsourcing controversy even as the issue has become a political hot button. Well, a recent article by Beth Healy of the Boston Globe may paint that bulls-eye on the funds. Healy reports on Fidelity hiring new workers (54 currently) in Bangalore, India and that Ned himself is very interested in the Subcontinent...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 Views
WSJ Says High Fund Fees Are Not Always a Bad Thing
Are high-fee funds sometimes justified? Yes, it seems that they are, according to the Wall Street Journal. The source of the surprising position that higher fee funds are sometimes worth it are financial advisors, including Louis Stanasolovich (he adds that the average high expense ratio fund is bad for investors)...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 2004 Views
Beantown Firm Readies Solo-K for Next Month
No, not Fidelity, this time it is another top ten fund firm. Also, an e401k firm gets the nod on administration...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002
Alliance Capital AUM Drops
The firm reports lower assets from last month and year amid double-digit drops in equity indices...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002 Views
Sun Set on Japan Conference
The poor economy undid the NICSA conference, but the trade group still is eyeing Asia for expansion...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002 Views
Two Families Are Set for Merger
The fund brand will nearly double its heft, say the firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002 Views
ASPA Has High Hopes for Sales Conference
The group is making room for more than 600 attendees...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002
Is There Stormy Weather Ahead?
Spectrem sees no change in sales opportunies as sponsors shift their focus from education to participation...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002
Battling e401ks
One side boasts while the other side likely yawns...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002
DoL Enters Consent Decree with Wells Fargo
The bank settles its role in a case involving the disputed value of shares purchased by an ESOP...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002 - Reader Rating: 5
T. Rowe Expands Advisor Class Funds
The Baltimore firm adds a quartet of funds to its lineup aimed at third-party channels...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002 Views
House May Move on Pension Bill
The Portman-Cardin pension bill is moved a step closer to a vote...
401kWire.com - Friday, October 11, 2002
Third Ave to Get Fourth Fund
EQSF is readying an international value fund as the latest addition to its no-load family. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Guide Helps Reservists
Janus Star No Longer a Master ... Alliance Sees 9.5% Fall in Assets ... Guides Explain USERRA Duties ... Toews Tops its Indices. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Janus Manager Drops Subadvisory Role
Janus Star No Longer a Master ... Alliance Sees 9.5% Fall in Assets ... Guides Explain USERRA Duties ... Toews Tops its Indices. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Hartford Adds Aim to VA
The fund firm wins nine slots in the Hartford program for its funds. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Securian Makes a Move
The Minnesota firm intends to acquire another firm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
T. Rowe to Continue in Tampa
The firm maintains one of its important hubs in the Sunshine State. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Part 4: Is the Boehner Bill Good for the 401k Biz?
An in-depth look at the advice legislation. The last of a four part series...
401kWire.com - Thursday, October 11, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Search Site Adds Proposal Tool
Search401k has partnered with PensionOnline.com to provide proposal analytics to sponsors and intermediaries...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
PS Pairs with S&P
The sponsor Web site has paired with S&P for tools. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
SSRM Names CEO
The MetLife asset management unit has replaced interim CEO Jeff Hodgman...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Startup Fund Selects Back Office
Ambassador Funds has selected a firm for shareholder services, transfer agency, and fund administration services...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
October 11, 2000
Was Morgan Stanley Amazoned? ... Harbor Funds Hang Out For Sale Sign ... Deutsche Bids on NBD ... Paine Webber Meets Expectations ... More on Mitchell Hutchins...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
October 11, 2000
Was Morgan Stanley Amazoned? ... Harbor Funds Hang Out For Sale Sign ... Putnam Backed Buyout Fund Falls Short of Target ... Annuity Sales Move Online ... Deutsche Bids on NBD ... Paine Webber Meets Expectations ... More on Mitchell Hutchins ... USA Today on ETFs ... Investors Lack ETF Info ... More on Folios...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Psssst! Want shares in a hot IPO?
Ignore the Nasdaq! Watson Wyatt went public today, opening 12 percent higher than its offering price. What does CEO Haley have planned?..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
SoGen Sells Fund Biz
A&SB will be buying the asset management arm of Societe Generale, adding $2.6 billion in assets...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
(K)arl on the Wire: Using Databases
The 401kWire.com continues its monthly feature that presents (k)arl, an information and resources cat, from benefitsmarketing.com. The firm looks to help defined contribution professionals think about how to market their products to 401k plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
New Engineer Under Financial Engines Hood
Executives are already on the move at Web company Financial Engines. Pastures are always greener on the other side of the Net...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Federated Hires U.S. Equity Head
Federated has scooped up a former Lehman Brothers exec to head its asset allocation and U.S. equity investments division...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Exec Follows the Morningstar
An ex-Vanguard product manager has joined Chicago's Morningstar to bulk up its mutual fund education staff...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, October 11, 1999
anguard publishes after-tax info ... Innovative variable annuities ... Penn & Teller spokespeople for Powerstreet ... The Times mutual fund quarterly report ... Funds in the press...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Florida Goes for DC
If all goes according to plan, this could be a fantastic opportunity for a defined contribution vendor. Florida State representative Debby P. Sanderson (R-Fort Lauderdale) is introducing House Bill 101, which, if passed, will allow for the creation of 401(a) plan for state employees. There are 600,000 employees in the system...
401kWire.com - Monday, October 11, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
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