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Will Connecticut Need Multiple SARP Providers?
Connecticut is one of many states looking to launch a state run retirement plan, but before they do that, they need an answer to a question... ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Pause, Reflect, and Destress
Do you feel like life is throwing you in the ringer? Follow these few steps and I promise you will feel better .....
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
TIAA Helps Participants Overcome the Fear Factor
Through building and launching its Preparing for Retirement site, TIAA has learned how to engage soon-to-be retirees and build an effective tool. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Strategic Insight Cuts Five Percent of Staff
The research firm has trimmed five percent of its staff as it consolidates recent acquisitions...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Reader Rating: 5
Acosta Hasn't Reviewed COIR, Yet
In his hearing, Acosta reveals that he has not been in touch with the DoL. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Overlooked Five-Star Funds Gain a Voice
Heads up, boutiques. A focused investing publication is highlighting small but well-rated mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Too Many Savers Aren't Thinking About When to Retire
Wells Fargo releases a survey looking at the investor and retirement optimism index. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wenzel Goes DC I-O
The Ascensus veteran joins a Gotham asset manager...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Reader Rating: 4
Van Eck's Branding Trajectory Shifts
The Gotham mutual fund shop will now use a single brand for its products, worldwide...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A Buckeye RIA Acquires a Wolverine Shop
Professional accolades and enhanced market presence highlight this acquisition. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
101 Fund Families Win in Gotham
Thrivent and TIAA win the top honors at a mutual fund industry award show in New York City...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Views
Has the Obama Administration Set a Fiduciary Reg Date?
The fiduciary regs are still on target for this spring. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Are Participants in the Retirement Red Zone?
Prudential suggests de-risking when participants near retirement...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
A Carolina Fund Firm Has Reason to Bragg
Local and national press shine attention on a 50-year-old value investing boutique...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Views - Reader Rating: 5
MassMutual's Buffington Appoints Eight
Eight new appointments have been made at the Enfield, Connecticut-based recordkeeper!..
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3
A Florida KPA Leaves Generation
401k Generation, a Winter Park, Florida-based RIA that focuses exclusively on company-sponsored retirement plans, recently added a 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) to the crew. But for only a short time span.....
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015
Katerndahl Hires Nuveen's 1st Subadvisory Chief
The TIAA-CREF subsidiary welcomes a veteran to build out its presence in the insurance subadvisory channel...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 Views
After 26 Years, a Focused Shop Debuts Its 2nd Strategy
An asset manager that specializes in concentrated, large cap, growth investing just launched its second mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 Views
NAPA Offers KPAs New Fiduciary Cred
A new credential program was rolled out at the opening of the NAPA 401(k) Summit in San Diego, California...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015
Meet the Top Seven Percent of DC Wholesalers
NAPA names the 100 best "wingmen" for 401(k) plan advisors (KPAs)...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 - Reader Rating: 2.29
A Manufacturer Moves Its $745MM Plan to Fido
Fidelity becomes the recordkeeper for a Midwestern firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015
Empower's New Think Tank IDs Four Retirement Readiness Drivers
Van Harlow will lead the giant recordkeeper's new institute, which just released more data on American's retirement savings challenges...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 - Reader Rating: 3.67
F-Squared Makes "an Unavoidable and Substantial" Staff Cut
The fallout continues from the SEC's investigation of the giant ETF strategist's past performance claims around its flagship offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2015 Views
Fidelity Internals Know Their Products
kasina and Horsesmouth release their latest FA Vision "nugget of the week"...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views
Consultant Calls Out ETF Naming
A new report accuses more than 13 ETFs of bearing misleading names...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views
Pentegra Unifies National Sales Under a New Hire
The provider names an industry vet as its newest senior vice president...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4
A Great-West Vet Joins a SoCal RIA
The provider looks for a new wholesaler as a retirement plan veteran switches to the advisory side of the force...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1
vWise Goes Mobile
The online, video-based participant education specialist updates its offering...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1
Fido to Get Exclusive Face Time with Buffett
Far from being miffed with Fidelity for gaming the Q&A system at last year's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, Warren Buffett invites Fido over to Omaha to ask him questions...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Van Eck Doesn't Prefer Financials For its Next ETF
The Big Apple mutual fund firm preps another ETF for launch...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views
Direxion Offers a Different Take on the Nasdaq
The Beantown mutual fund firm launches its latest ETF, sans leverage or inversion...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views
J.P. Morgan Paid American Century $373 million Over a 401k Dispute
The just-unsealed judgment was handed down during the same month that CIBC shelled out $848 million to snap up J.P. Morgan's 41 percent stake in American Century...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2012 Views
A Putnam Exec Vacates a Product Post
And the firm has no plans to replace her...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Carney and Murphy Shift at Putnam
The former head of Putnam's DC business relinquishes parts of his title...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Reader Rating: 5
Gallagher Hires in SoCal and Oklahoma
The retirement services arm of the insurance brokerage brings on two new client relationship consultants...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
OppFunds Shuts an Office and Shuffles Four SVPs
The Big Apple mutual fund firm leaves a Northeastern city, says goodbye to two execs and promotes two more...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 3
RogersCasey Hires a New COO
The former CFO of Edgar Online joins the consulting shop...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1
American Beacon Preps an Absolute Strategies Fund
The new offering is subadvised by a trio of fund firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Mutual of Omaha Expands in ChiTown, Houston
The Nebraska-based plan provider is furthering its reach in two major cities...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Fido and Vanguard Watchers Swallow an RIA
Updated | Jim Lowell and Dan Wiener merge their firm with another Massachusetts shop...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 3
The Principal Snags an American Funds Wholesaler
The Principal fills a vacated sales post in Charlotte, North Carolina...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1.5
Spectrem Finds Plan Sponsors Burdened by Costs
According to a new report, plan sponsors may be paying more for their plans than they want to...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Gabelli Eclipses Fink's Payday
Mario Gabelli gave himself 57 million reasons to smile last year...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Neil Hennessy Says 'We're Still Here'
The Hennessy funds chief talks about his very modest start in a 75-page expose...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Will Mutual Funds Snap Up Mortgage-Backed Securities?
The federal government plans to sell $142 billion of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's old mortgage-backed securities...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Pru Launches a Pair of Real Estate Funds
Pru exposes investors to the U.S. and international real estate with its latest offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Views
Two Boston Fund Firms Alter Wholesaler Comp
Two mutual fund companies have reportedly implemented changes to wholesaler compensation in an effort to encourage diversification in the funds sold by wholesalers...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views
A Data Manager Courts U.S. Fund Firms
An Irish data management firm looks to expand its work with U.S. asset managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Dreyfus, Putnam Score A's from Corporate Insight
Corporate Insight releases findings from its study on fund firms' education efforts surrounding the Roth IRA Conversion Law...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 5
A Private Equity Shop is Moving its $420 Million Plan
The California-based firm has tapped a new provider for its $420 million, 4,000-participant plan...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Top 40 Advisor: Anthony Girellini
This Staten Island-based advisor lands in the top 40 DC advisors of 2009 as one of ten finalists in the small market...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Schwab Fights the SEC's YieldPlus Inquiry
The brokerage giant strives to convince the regulatory agency not to file suit over a fallen fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views
Crain Creates a New BofA Merrill Team to Reach Consultants
The provider taps one of its own to lead a new effort with large market intermediaries...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
EPIC Hires Two
The Rochester, New York-based recordkeeper brings on board a relationship manager and a senior client administrator...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Pimco Finds DC Distribution for a New Product
The fund firm's lifecycle product went live on a new platform on Monday, and has distribution deals with a number of others. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010
UPS Delivers a New DC Manager
The Atlanta-based shipping giant appoints a new manager of DC plans...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
What Keeps Fundsters Up at Night?
A new survey examines back-office concerns for fund execs in Canada and Europe, as well as the U.S...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views
WSJ Examines Healthcare ETFs' Rally
In today's WSJ Fund Track column, Daisy Maxey notes that healthcare ETF enjoyed a boost yesterday, thanks to the passage of healthcare reform in the House...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views
Northern Trust Debuts a Collective Fund Trust
The Chicago firm unveils a sub-advised collective funds trust on Monday...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Views
UBS Inks a Deal to Sell Some Brokerage Branches
UBS has inked a deal that to sell up to 55 branches with 320 financial advisors. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
A Consultant Highlights Target Date 'Disaster' and Stable Value Fears
A DC vet takes an in-depth look at two of the most popular investment options inside retirement plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3
An Asset Manager Spares its DC I-O Team from its First Round of Cuts, But Not the Second
Some DC I-O employees were affected by the new round of cuts at a New York investment management firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009
Hartford Expands its Stable of Target-Date Funds
Despite some recent bad press surrounding target-date funds in general, the firm is expanding its lineup...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009
Goldman Sachs Bids $6 Billion for iShares
Barclays' iShares business attracted bids of as much as $6 billion, Dow Jones' Marietta Cauchi reports...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
Hennessy Wraps up a Recent Purchase
Hennessy Advisors has closed an acquisition made in December...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
A Baird Fund Gains Distribution Through Raymond James
The five-month old fund sub-advised by Riverfront Investment Group has landed a spot on the platform...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
Morgan Stanley Deepens its Relationship with a Plan Provider
Morgan Stanley advisors and their clients now have access to three offerings from the plan provider...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4
Target-Date Funds Suffer Another Blow in the Mainstream Media
Target-date funds continue to take a hit in the mainstream press...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009
ADP Courts Advisors with its New Program
The new program enables ADP to expand its relationships to more than 32 advisor-focused firms, ADP executives say...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
Graff Adds Legislative and Industry Vets to His Team
The ASPPA chief brings two new staff members to his operation...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009
Retirement RIAs Rally Under a New Banner
An industry trade group spawns a new sister organization for fee-based retirement advisors...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
WSJ Sees More Fund Shops Following in Vanguard's Footsteps
In Monday's Wall Street Journal Fund Track, Sam Mamudi writes that more fund firms could hike expense ratios in response to declining assets...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
BlackRock Wants a Role in Treasury's Toxic Asset Program
The New York City-based firm intends to take part in the program in an investment management role, Reuters reports...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 23, 2009 Views
The Education Bandage Doesn't Fit, Says BRG
Many plan sponsors are unsatisfied with the educational features from their vendors, but a Bay State research firm says the vendors are fixing the wrong thing. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007
A New Principal is Named
Todd Glickson has been named as managing director, product development and strategy for Principal Global Investors. Glickson hails from Hartford Investment Management where he served as vice president and head of product development. Principal hopes he will continue to be an innovator with them...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Morgan Stanley Alum Moves up
Simos Simeonidis Ph.D., has joined First Albany Capital Inc. as a Vice President and Senior Analyst following the Biotechnology and related Life Sciences sectors reports GenNews.com. Dr. Simeonidis hails from Morgan Stanley, where he was a research associate in the Biotechnology team. Big move!..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 - Reader Rating: 4.35
It's Official!
That's right Kevin Murphy, Managing Director and head of U.S. Broker Dealer Sales for Citigroup Global Markets Inc. ("Citi") has been elected to the board of directorsof the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Mondovisione.com reports that Mr. Murphy will serve as an Off-Floor (industry) Director. Murphy is currently a Managing Director at Citi and is head of U.S. Broker Dealer Sales...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Broker Takes Bribes
Desperation made me do it, invoking this reasoning Paul Coughlin, a former Merrill Lynch & Co. stock broker told the court. Business Week reports that he also testified Wednesday that he took cash bribes from a former A.B. Watley trader in exchange for providing access to the firm's "squawk box" speaker system. Coughlin even went as far as went so far as to install a second phone line in his office, so that he could leave an open line connected to A.B. Watley's office during the trading day. The things people do for money...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2.83
Bringing Mutual Funds to the Micro Plan
A Constitution State provider goes way down market. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007
Morgan Stanley Revamps
After reporting a 70% jump in profits Morgan has decided to revamp operations to get a clearer idea of the risks it is taking and better exploit relationships with trading clients the WSJreports. The plan is to split institutional-securities sales and trading unit into two groups, trading, headed by former fixed-income head Neal Shear; and clients and services, headed by former equities head Jerker Johansson...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3.17
Access Denied
Merril is taking distribution by the throat to protect hard-earned intellectual capital. The WSJ says the move would set restrictions and delays on media access to select content and limit access to research on Merrill's proprietary site and external-vendor platforms...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Beating a Dead Horse
Ok if your last name happens to be Cohen or Steers you may be interested in today's WSJ FundTrack. If not, don't bother it probably has nothing to do with you. It mystifies us why there are so many articles this week on the subprime mortagage implosion and what it means to mutual funds, the effect is so negligible one article or maybe a one sentence article would have sufficed...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
The Best of the Best
You may not know their names by heart but, Standard & Poor's and BusinessWeek think you should. They have given away their Excellence in Fund Management Awards and they want you to know they're not playing favorites. Big numbers don't mean that you win, it's the risk-adjusted returns that will garner you a trophy. Let's hear it for the little guy...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.75
Nuveen Responds to Demand
Nuveen is introducing a new approach to respond to the increased demand for diversified income-generating portfolio solutions. Christened Closed-End Fund and Structured Products Consulting Group, it will help out financial advisors who utilize the firm's growing range of sophisticated closed-end fund strategies. Happy Supporting...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.93
6 is the Lucky Number for State Street
State Street Global Advisors is set to launch 6 new ETFs in emerging markets that have been diffucult to access in the past. They will Trade on the AMEX. More is always better...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Late to the Party
If you would like to see the list of Lipper Award winners from two days ago then go to Ignites they just re-published the same list that has been around for two days. Incidentaly, if you would like to re-read some MFWire headlines from earlier in the week just go to the Ignites front page...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Re-Gifting at Fidelity
Bad Fidelity, you know you can't accept presents from strangers. Fidlity and securities regulators are in talks to settle an investigation into the acceptance of lavish gifts by traders for the Boston mutual-fund giant. The key issue in the case according to the attornys is whether or not Fidelity harmed shareholders, they claim they did not, this issue is still under investigation. If the Boston Globe article about this is too long for you Ignites, has a great summary of the original...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Racing to the End
Mutal funds are racing towards the end of march trying to get back in the black. Yesterday's MarketWatch FundWatch column reports that small cap and large cap funds are trying to get up to par before the quarter ends. Still with many opportunities in a volatile market the outlook is optimistic...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Legg Mason Names New President
Legg Mason has named a new president. James Hirschmann will succeed Raymond "Chip" Mason, who will remain in his roles as chief executive officer and chairman of the Baltimore-based asset management firm. The appointment will take effect on May 1. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views
DoL Retrieves Over $1.3 M for Long Island 401(k) Plan
A U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of the government, meaning the sponsor will have to surrender plan funds. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006
Bisys Inks Deal With Missouri Bankers Association
The outsourced recordkeeper will provide retirement plan solutions to the association's member banks...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006
Fido Laptop With Customer Data Stolen
The laptop bore data on 196,000 retirement customers...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 - Reader Rating: 4
Columbia Management Launches Advisor Retirement Resource
The BoA arm has partnered with a group of retirement experts led by John Carl, in an effort to help advisors with targeted strategy...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006
Standard Rolls Out Advice Tool
The Portland-based firm unveiled a free service that will create an investment strategy for participants...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006
Merrill Gets Reprieve from Gorman's Hiring Squad
Score one for Merrill Lynch. The brokerage giant clinched an early victory in its bid to stem the defection of its brokers to Morgan Stanley. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views
Janus Chief Shares Ten Percent of $4M Bonus
Gary Black passed along some of his 2005 extras, but it looks like there's more where that came from for Janus execs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views
Evergreen To Merge Funds
Evergreen Investments, the asset management arm of Wachovia Corp., plans to fold its Strategic Value Fund into its Disciplined Value Fund. The proposed merger, which has already been approved by the board of trustees, will be taken up at a shareholder meeting on June 23...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Justice Department Moves on Gabelli Case
The government has also elaborated its position in a new complaint against the money manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views
Fido Laptop With Customer Data Stolen
The laptop bore personal information on 196,000 retirement customers. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2006 Views
Pennsylvania B/D Comes Under Fire for Shelf Space Deals
Yet another brokerage has gone public with a revenue-sharing settlement with the SEC. Although no Smith Barney, Radnor, Pennsylvania-based brokerage Capital Analysts Incorporated will also pay for failing to disclose its mutual fund revenue sharing program .....
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Vanguard Relaxes Some Redemption Fees
Vanguard has adjusted the redemption fee policies on two popular Primecap-subadvised funds and three others. Effective immediately, the fund firm has closed its Health Care Fund and re-opened its Convertible Securities Fund to existing investors .....
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Views
GOP Hidden Agenda May K.O. 401ks
Don't fall for the Administration's Social Security feint, the real thrust of reform will be the tax code, warns ASPPA's chief. If successful, tax reform could end 401ks as we know it...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - Reader Rating: 2.67
Lincoln Honors its Top Reps
The bundled plan provided singles out three of its reps for their good work with retirement plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Symetra Provides Tools to Advisors
The former Safeco Life & Investments teams rolls out educational materials...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
NASD Fines AmEx, Chase $15 MM
NASD officials allege the firms improperly sold B- and C-class shares...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
John Hancock Names Sales Exec
The Group Pensions unit hires a vice president...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - Reader Rating: 2
Putnam Settles Charges Over Shelf Space Payments to B/Ds
Putnam Investments is writing another check to regulators, this time to settle charges over shelf-space payments it made to broker-dealers. The SEC said Wednesday morning that the Boston fund firm agreed to pay $40 million to settle the charges claiming it failed to adequately disclose the conflicts inherent in the B-D arrangements with its board and shareholders...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Legg Mason Swipes Fido Manager
A former Fidelity manager has joined Legg Mason subsidiary Legg Mason Capital Management as a senior vice president and portfolio manager .....
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Views
Fund Firms Leak Account Numbers
Be prepared, the recent discoveries that ChoicePoint, LexisNexis and others have released consumer information have alerted investigative to a new potential goldmine of stories. Today Wall Street's paper of record follows that lead and calls out eight fund firms for placing sensitive data on the Web...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Views
2005 Bonuses Will Be Better, Says Janus
Top execs at Janus may be a little disappointed in their bonus checks. The Denver fund firm wrote 2004 bonuses checks totaling $7 million, a lower amount than it projected it would pay before the year started. The fund firm added that it is rewriting the formula for 2005 bonuses to focus on adjusted operating margins and net flows into the company's mutual funds rather than bottom line profits...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Views
Special Agent to Lead DTCC Security
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has recruited a new vice president of Security from the Secret Service. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has recruited a new vice president of Security from the Secret Service. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 Views
New Investment Forum
The new SEI think tank and executive forum is set up to deliver investment professionals essential knowledge for challenging times...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Socially Responsible Investment Firm Expands
Citizens Fund continues to expand its research team...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 1.5
Little Moves for Higher Returns
Greenwich Associates study shows that institutional investors are hiring more and using incremental diversification as they search for higher returns...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Security Trust Exec Trial Kicks Off
The first hearing in the trial of former Security Trust Company executives was held this morning in Manhattan...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4.33
Spitzer Subpoenas Citi Unit
The Travelers is the latest to come forward with word of an investigation into funds and VAs...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3
Tool Promises Help with Indy-K Sales
Need help with generating proposals for sole-proprietor 401k plans? A tool offers a solution...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004
SEC Task Force Seeks Better Answers for Fund Oversight
What kind of information do regulators need to best oversee funds? An SEC task force takes up the challenge...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 Views
Putnam Takes Lead in Limiting Perks
The Boston fund firm is planning to cap the value event tickets employees can accept as gifts...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Putnam Seeks New General Counsel
The board report contends Woolverton knew of manager trading at Putnam and provides new insights on what went on at the fund firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4
US Bank Exec Lands at AERS
Firstar's takeover of US Bank leaves the target's executives without chairs. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Skandia Initiates Layoffs
A 13 percent cut to sweep through all but three departments...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Calvert Pumps Up Marketing Team
In a season of layoffs, the Bethesda firm adds a business development exec...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Weiss Lassos Nassos
Merrill loses former chairman to Dutch subsidiary...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Un(discovering) Absolute Returns
The Dallas boutique plots a hedge fund innovation. It will also close a trio of funds and drop a share class...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
UAM Exec Leaves
Scudder gains cross-town recruit...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Transamerica Partners with CSFB
The insurer has tapped the online-broker to provide its 401k brokerage option. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
First Union Settles Class Actions
Yesterday the firm appeared to eliminate two 401k class actions with a proposed settlement. It will pay $26 million if approved. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 23, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
MassMutual Packs Them In
MassMutual scores with a number of 401(k) wins in the mid-size plan market...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
MassMutual Packs Them In
MassMutual scores with a number of 401(k) wins in the mid-size plan market. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Litman/Gregory Funds Gets Heavy Hitter
The Masters' Select Funds has a prominent advisor who has beat the S&P for the past nine years...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Schwab Pushing Advisor Referral During Oscars
The California Colossus will be celebrating Oscar night with the launch of a new commercial promoting its AdvisorSource program...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
T. Rowe Adds Financial Engines
The company adds advice from Financial Engines to its Web site...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Self-Direction and Fiduciary Responsibility
This is the third and final story in a three part series discussing issues dedicated to participant control in 401(k) plans...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 23, 2000
Vanguard versus the environment ... Fraternal twins ... State Street steps up...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 23, 2000
Vanguard versus the environment ... Fraternal twins ... State Street steps up...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
SEC to Conduct Roundtable
A conference is being conducted by the SEC for investment advisors and investment representatives...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Internet Tune-up
Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide is ramping up its Internet capabilities...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 23, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New Hires at Scudder
The Boston firm has hired two new sales reps for two of its sales regions...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
New Hires at Scudder
Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered Scudder Kemper has hired two new sales representatives, a spokesperson with the firm told the 401kWire.com. They are Jeffrey Peak and Frederick Stewart...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
T. Rowe to Add WWW Account Activation
Early next quarter T. Rowe Price is planning to add a feature to its website to allow participants to activate their account through the web...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
New Study Concludes Banks Need to Follow Europe's Lead
A new study by Boston Consulting Group and the Bank Administration Institute concludes that retail banks must rapidly commit to insurance and other mass-market products to remain profitable...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
What Massachusetts's Move Might Mean
Since its inception, the 401kWire.com has never commented on an RFP -- open or closed -- in the defined benefit arena. But this one was a bit difficult to pass up; the State of Massachusetts replaced State Street Corporation as the custodian of its Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIM) with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-headquartered Mellon Bank. The fund has $25 billion in assets...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 23, 1999
Fund companies starting to target organized labor unions ... Nasdaq 100 shares selling like hotcakes ... Canada's biggest mutual fund company expanding into Quebec...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Pioneer Scouts Out New Funds
Des Moines, Iowa-based Pioneer Hi Bred International, Inc. (NYSE: PHB), an agricultural genetic engineering concern, has increased the number of investment options it offers its participants from five to 11, Bob Foster, director of benefits, told the 401kWire.com. The plan has over 3,500 participants and $170 million in assets...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
KeyCorp Blazes New Trail with Trailmobile
Chicago, IL-located Trailmobile, manufacturer of truck trailers, has selected KeyCorp to be the bundled provider of its 401(k) plan, Ron Garrett, manager of pension benefits, told the 401kWire. One of the reasons KeyCorp was chosen over its competitors such as Merrill Lynch, explained Garrett, was because the vendor was able to maintain the sponsor's Magellan Fund...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
INVESCO Thinks Global
INVESCO is creating a new division that will seek to provide retirement services in market services outside the United States, Hubert Harris, chief executive officer of this new group, told the 401kWire. Harris believes that there is an incredible opportunity overseas as other economies being to examine and institute American models of retirement planning and investment...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Bull HN Information Systems Adds Fidelity Funds
Billerica, MA-located Bull HN Information Systems, Inc. added three new Fidelity funds at the beginning of the year to its current Fidelity line-up, Viki Grosshans, manager of trust investments, told the 401kWire. The new funds are indexed funds and are based on the Wiltshire 4500, the Wiltshire 5000, and the MSCI EAFE...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 23, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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