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Franklin Profit Drops 21% as AUM Declines

Franklin Resources said fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 21 % as the selloff in emerging markets and energy stocks and bonds erodes assets.

Vanguard Fund Expense Ratios Fall Again

Vanguard says the expense reductions are a win for investors, but the fund provider industry is less enthusiastic, seeing the fee reductions as a grind to zero where product profitability disappears.

Cyber Security Stocks Can’t Hack Rally With $700 Million Cut

A five-year-old index tracking network security firms has slipped 14% in 2016, more than double the loss for the S&P 500.

Fidelity Writes Down Snapchat Holding by 2 Percent

Mutual funds have recently marked down the values of their stakes in several private technology companies. The moves are another jolt of sobriety for Silicon Valley startups as they face a tighter fundraising environment.

Five Unforgettable Quotes From the World’s Biggest ETF Conference

A somewhat darker tone could be observed emitting from the conference this year.



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.