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5 Financial Technology Moves to Watch

– Asset management firms need to pay heed to the innovations happening in "fintech" right now, as peers and upstart digital firms provide clients with new ways to invest and manage money, and potentially new business models for the financial industry.

Fund Giants Jointly Seek Protection from Bond Conundrum

Leveraged Lending Fears Spur Scrutiny

Pimco Domination Fades in Developing-Nation Debt

Focus on Making Money, Not Beating Indexes



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Pimco's Total Return Reports $27.5 Billion of Withdrawals

The Pimco Total Return Fund suffered an estimated $27.5 billion of withdrawals in its first full month after the Sept. 26 departure of Bill Gross, its worst month ever for redemptions.

BlackRock Says ETFs Aided Bond Market Stability After Gross Exit

BlackRock, the world’s largest provider of ETFs, said the products acted as “shock absorbers” after Bill Gross’s unexpected exit last month from Pimco.

Pimco Is Replaced by BlackRock at $6.16 Billion Prudential Fund

Pimco seeking to stem redemptions after its co-founder Bill Gross left unexpectedly, was dropped as manager of a $6.16 billion strategy offered by a unit of Prudential Financial.

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How to Prioritize Adding Value, Minimizing Risk

As clients have become better informed and sophisticated, so too has the asset management industry, with more demanding gatekeepers, a flood of products, competition and tougher regulation forcing firms to demonstrate value and innovate, industry heads say.

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Guarding Your Brand on the Internet

Financial services professionals employed by mutual fund and ETF companies must be aware of the opportunities and potential pitfalls of the Internet. Now that anyone can be a critic or a fan online, all employees should be expected to help the company guard its brand and cautioned to protect their personal reputations on the Internet as well.

Asset Managers Increasing Wholesaler Resources

New research shows that asset managers are increasing their sales forces and wholesaler compensation to keep pace with increased advisor demand.

Guest View: Intermediary Oversight à la Carte

The most recent update to the ICI's framework for Financial Intermediary Controls and Compliance Assessment Engagements (FICCA) contains several noteworthy improvements.

Regulation, Products are Key Issues at FundForum

Transparency, regulation, a changing clientele and products and new security threats - as industry heads gather in Boston this week for the annual FundForum USA conference, attendees say they are looking to their peers to compare practices and seek advice and solutions to challenges facing asset managers.

Janus: What Direction is the Firm Headed?

Janus Capital is making waves in 2014 as it tries to climb toward the top of the asset management industry mountain.