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Key Trends Driving the Fund Industry

– George Costas and Nicole DeBlois of Boston Financial Data Services discuss keeping up with the shifting market dynamic and positioning for growth.

Active ETFs: Approach for Asset Gathering

Fidelity Leadership: A Family Affair

When Outsourcing Is Worth It

Asset Managers Eye Patenting Index Strategies

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Expert View: Understanding the Uptick in ETPs

ETPs/ETFs listed globally reached $2.64 trillion in assets, a new record high, at the end of Q2 2014, according to analysis at ETFGI.

Expert View: Small Budget, Big Impact

Boutique mutual fund managers and smaller ETF providers face significant challenges when competing against large scale operators.

Importance of Share Class Design

Designing the most appropriate share class can be an underestimated component of a mutual fund manager's sales and marketing strategy.

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    Active ETFs: Approach for Asset Gathering

    The ETF industry has witnessed a number of new active ETF product introductions. As of mid October, 44 of the 161 ETFs launched this year were active as tracked by First Bridge Data.

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    Fidelity Leadership: A Family Affair

    The nation's second largest mutual fund manager has a new leader, but the last name will remain the same.

    When Outsourcing Is Worth It

    The drive for boutique fund providers to outsource in order to streamline operations is largely motivated by the largest providers that make it difficult, if not impossible, for many new players to enter the industry and succeed over the long run.

    Asset Managers Eye Patenting Index Strategies

    A small but growing number of fund managers are finding that patenting an index strategy can have strategic and marketing advantages.

    Client Communication Via Video

    Mutual fund and ETF companies are always looking for more effective ways to communicate with current and prospective clients. The most valuable way is face-to-face communication.

    Asset Allocation: Fact and Fiction

    Fund companies are known to go too great lengths to try to create alpha for their clients. Some rely on high-conviction strategies - a formula Alpha Architect says it can offer at lower costs. Money Management Executive asked the company's founder, Wesley Gray, about its business model and how it competes.

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    When should a target-date fund cease its equity exposure?

    On the target date; that's what it stands for 0%
    20 years after the target date; retirees might run out of money otherwise 0%
    Target-date funds should always maintain exposure to equities 100%