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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing a sweeping set of rules to target mutual funds whose rapid growth and migration into more complex strategies could pose risks to the financial system, the agency’s chairman said. more »
Calling it a good investment, Northwestern Mutual completed its $2.7 billion sale of asset manager Russell Investments to the London Stock Exchange Group after 15 years of ownership. more »
A recent study compared advisors’ reactions during the last financial meltdown to PTSD. Here’s my advice for beating stress when markets go haywire. more »
An analysis compares portfolios built using 'smart beta' indexes against those whose components are weighted by market cap. See the results. more »
John Jacobs, executive vice president of global information services at Nasdaq and pioneer of the QQQ ETF, reflects on the growth of the ETF industry and shares his predictions on upcoming trends. more »
Treasuries gained, sending 10-year yields a one-month low, as jobless claims rose, business- equipment orders fell and home sales were less than forecast, raising concern about the health of the economic recovery. more »
The likelihood that a powerful tech innovator such as Google will enter the asset management space and upend the market has increasingly become a matter of concern and speculation within the financial industry. more »
Legg Mason attracted $5.1 billion into its bond funds in October, the most in more than seven years, after the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco prompted investors to reallocate billions of dollars. more »
Clients report Social Security's employees being uninformed of the agency's rules, or worse, providing wrong information; Plus, the downside of target-date funds more »
The Fix LA Coalition, an effort spearheaded by labor unions and its allies, wants Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer to file a regulatory complaint against the underwriters involved in 2006 interest rate swaps saying the risks weren't disclosed. more »
At the heart of increasing employee resentment, and more than a dozen lawsuits against 401(k) plans, are a raft of obscure fees and services; Plus, your clients will see real advantages in using robo advisors. more »
Advisors examine their positions with Pimco and debate Bill Gross's influence as October saw a record $27.5 billion in outflows from Total Return Fund. more »
Investors should weight the cost of paying debt with savings versus the gains from keeping the money in their retirement account; Plus, how to bolster low retirement savings, and when to consider high-yield funds. more »
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