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BlackRock Says ETFs Aided Bond Market Stability After Gross Exit

– BlackRock, the world’s largest provider of ETFs, said the products acted as “shock absorbers” after Bill Gross’s unexpected exit last month from Pimco.

Guest View: Intermediary Oversight à la Carte

– The most recent update to the ICI's framework for Financial Intermediary Controls and Compliance Assessment Engagements (FICCA) contains several noteworthy improvements.

Pimco Is Replaced by BlackRock at $6.16 Billion Prudential Fund

– Pimco seeking to stem redemptions after its co-founder Bill Gross left unexpectedly, was dropped as manager of a $6.16 billion strategy offered by a unit of Prudential Financial.

Regulation, Products are Key Issues at FundForum

– Transparency, regulation, a changing clientele and products and new security threats - as industry heads gather in Boston this week for the annual FundForum USA conference, attendees say they are looking to their peers to compare practices and seek advice and solutions to challenges facing asset managers.

BlackRock Lowering Fees and Expenses on Three Fixed-Income Funds

– BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager, cut fees on certain share classes of three fixed- income funds as the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco is sending billions of dollars to competing firms.

Janus: What Direction is the Firm Headed?

– Janus Capital is making waves in 2014 as it tries to climb toward the top of the asset management industry mountain.

Top Women Fund Execs Offer Insight, Advice

– Women can make the fund provider industry a better place to work said a trio of powerhouse exec-utives at Money Management Executive's Women Reshaping the Fund Provider Industry roundtable.

Asset Management Industry Highlights

– A roundup of industry highlights in the asset management industry.

Janus Positioning to Gather Money as Gross Move Reshapes Market

– Janus Capital Group Inc., the firm that hired bond legend Bill Gross last month, is positioned to pick up client deposits as his move sets an enormous amount of money in motion, said Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Weil.

Key Trends Driving the Fund Industry

– George Costas and Nicole DeBlois of Boston Financial Data Services discuss keeping up with the shifting market dynamic and positioning for growth.

Active ETFs: Approach for Asset Gathering

– The ETF industry has witnessed a number of new active ETF product introductions. As of mid October, 44 of the 161 ETFs launched this year were active as tracked by First Bridge Data.

Fidelity Leadership: A Family Affair

– The nation's second largest mutual fund manager has a new leader, but the last name will remain the same.

When Outsourcing Is Worth It

– The drive for boutique fund providers to outsource in order to streamline operations is largely motivated by the largest providers that make it difficult, if not impossible, for many new players to enter the industry and succeed over the long run.

Asset Managers Eye Patenting Index Strategies

– A small but growing number of fund managers are finding that patenting an index strategy can have strategic and marketing advantages.

How This Mutual Fund Giant Stays a Step Ahead of Cyber Crooks

– Ken Pfeil, the chief information security officer for the Pioneer companies, shares the security measures he's taken to keep cybercriminals and malware exploits from affecting the infrastructure he oversees.