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Top Women In Asset Management Awards

This list identifies 15 women influencing the broader fund provider industry and making a substantial impact on their organizations. All stand out for their unique leadership positions and for their propensity to help others rise in the field.

Funds Inject Billions Into Startup Market

Funding for startups hit a high of $17.7 billion in the quarter, from $15.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, because hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity firms all put money on the line.

An 'Obsession' With Risk Guides Lattice ETFs

Lattice Strategies founder, Theodore Lucas, and Darek Wojnar, head of single-asset strategies at Lattice, discuss the separately-managed account provider's first ETF offerings and investment focus on risk.

Carlyle to Close Two Mutual Funds in Liquid Alternatives Setback

Carlyle Group will shut a pair of mutual funds started last year in the latest setback to private equity firms’ pursuit of individual investors.

Improving Small Business Retirement Offerings

Retirement product providers say that they continue to struggle with reluctant employers and misinformed employees about the benefits of their offerings.



Managed Futures Can Increase Diversification and Reduce Risk

The 2008 and 2009 global financial crisis left many investors disappointed with the high volatility and negative performance of their portfolios and leading them to re-evaluate the risk reducing ability of asset allocation.

What's the Future of Alternative Mutual Funds?

With heavyweights like Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) throwing its hat into the managed futures mutual fund ring, interest from both investors and asset management in this investment vehicle appears to be rising.

Executive Briefings

It looks like Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company will have its day in court come January 2014 to defend itself against a mutual fund lawsuit.

Commodity Pools Open for Alt Mutual Funds

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has put alternative mutual funds on notice after ruling in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by upholding its recent amendments to Rule 4.5 that will require mutual funds that bet on gold, oil or other commodities to register as commodity pool operators.

DC Plans 'Push and Pull' into Alternatives

Non-traditional investment allocations in defined contribution plans, while commonplace in defined benefit pension portfolios, are a rare sight in today's retirement plan lineup.