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Fed’s Fischer Wants More Attention on Asset Managers

Fischer said regulators must be attuned to the growth and evolution of the asset management industry after funds “that track the returns of indexes of relatively illiquid assets have mushroomed in size.”

BlackRock Urges Stress Tests in FSOC Query of Asset Managers

BlackRock endorsed stress tests of mutual funds and reiterated its view that individual asset managers don’t pose a risk to the financial system.

Oaktree’s Marks Warns Liquid-Alternative Funds Won’t Deliver

Howard Marks said the impact on liquidity of ETFs, liquid alternatives and new rules designed to stop banks from trading with their own money has yet to be tested.

Data Management Can Tap Transparency's Potential

A paradigm shift in operational strategy and approaches to managing data is needed that can only be put in motion by leaders with the imagination to believe that we really can deliver data to investors in real-time.

'Shadow Bank' Claims Stir Debate at ICI Forum

The perceived threat of asset managers operating as a shadow banking system, thereby needing bank-like regulatory oversight from the Fed, produced the strongest commentary at the ICI forum, as key speakers spoke of pushing back against any attempt to entwine firms into further government oversight.



Driving Front-office Success Through Tech & Ops

While IT budgets at buy-side firms have not fully recovered from the cutbacks of the Great Recession, front-office demands keep growing in quantity, complexity and required speed of response.

Executive Briefing

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) announced it has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) to acquire DeAWM's stable value business, with total assets under supervision of $21.6 billion as of June 30, 2013

Are There Alternatives to Traditional Expense Allocation Methodologies?

Mutual fund families have traditionally left the topic of how to allocate certain fund expenses to management and fund officers.

Goldman Research's Greater Long-Term Gains

Rob Goldman founded Goldman Small Cap Research (GSCR)--not affiliated with Goldman Sachs--in 2009. He has over 20 years of investment and research experience as a senior research analyst and as a portfolio and mutual fund manager.

Novel ETFs, Mutual Funds Making Their Mark

Innovation is a constant in any industry, but sometimes in the fund business its mark is not always obvious.