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Weekly Update: ETF & ETPs Rebound in March

From news of ETFs and ETPs rebounding in March to BlackRock shaking up leadership, here's top news impacting mutual fund and ETF managers and providers.

Emerging-Market ETFs Halt Exodus as Money Leaves Tech Stocks

Investors are piling into emerging- market exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace in seven months as they dump technology companies in favor of cheaper stocks.

Gold Fund Managers Step Up Outreach

With gold performance often hit or miss, fund managers who focus on this commodity face challenges marketing through the ups and downs.

Weekly Update: Investors Scramble Out of ETFs

From investors scrambling out of ETFs to regulations prompting managers to change distribution strategies, here's top news impacting mutual fund and ETF managers and providers.

Weekly Update: Spike in Target-Date Strategies

From positive outlooks for ETFs to asset managers in Asia gaining a greater portion of pay from net sales, here's top news impacting mutual fund and ETF managers and providers.

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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.

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