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BlackRock Starts ETF in Brazil to Track U.S. Benchmark S&P 500

BlackRock Inc. said it will list an exchange-traded fund on the Brazilian stock exchange to track the U.S. benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Alternative Mutual Funds to Get SEC Test for Leverage, Liquidity

Alternative mutual funds will be examined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to assess whether managers are complying with leverage and liquidity rules.

Emerging-Market ETF Rises Amid Bets China Will Stimulate Economy

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index rebounded from a four-week low after data showing a slowdown in China’s expansion bolstered speculation the government will take further steps to stimulate economic growth.

Madison Dearborn Said to Break Even in Deal After Nuveen Debacle

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC has salvaged its bet on Nuveen Investments Inc. almost seven years after the disastrously timed buyout and two years after a star manager’s exit derailed plans for an initial public offering.

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.



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.