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A roundup of industry highlights in the asset management industry.

Gross’s Janus Fund Got $66.4 Million in Deposits Last Month

Bill Gross’s Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund received $66.4 million in client deposits in September, the month Gross announced he was leaving Pimco to join Janus Capital Group Inc.

El-Erian Surprised by Manner of Gross’s Exit From Pimco

Mohamed El-Erian, who quit Pacific Investment Management in January amid reports of clashes with Bill Gross, said he was surprised by the events surrounding the departure of the star bond manager last week.

Schwab Drops Pimco Total Return From Target-Date Retirement Fund

Charles Schwab removed Pacific Investment Management from its target-date retirement funds after the departure of Pimco co-founder Bill Gross.

Vietnam’s First Domestic ETF Offering Doubles Fundraising Target

The initial public offering of Vietnam’s first domestic exchange-traded fund has raised twice the amount of money expected, according to the company managing the product.

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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.

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