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5 Questions to Assess Operational Risk

– The changing regulatory environment has put fund managers under increasingly powerful scrutiny. That has put more pressure on management and compliance teams to find a way to increase transparency yet control risk.

How Providers Are Managing Ops, Tech, Big Data

– Asset management experts weigh in on blurring of the lines between registered and private funds as well as what the investment industry of the future will look like.

Alt Mutual Funds Riding Momentum

– Even as the SEC decided last month to put alternative mutual funds under the regulatory microscope, the investments are in a growth period as asset managers who offer the products seek to market their advantages to advisors and investors.

Why the Stakes Are High for Mutual Funds

– While industry growth reveals the continued adoption of ETFs and their impact on distribution strategies, a closer look also uncovers operational pain points and the need for asset managers to re-evaluate their ETF and mutual fund product lines.

Managing Cybersecurity Risk: 3 Tips for Fund Providers

– Proper cybersecurity risk management among mutual fund and ETF providers requires a proactive, system-wide approach.

What Providers May Not Know About Social Media

– As mutual fund and ETF managers target registered investment advisors for growth opportunities, they will benefit by understanding RIAs' advertising limitations, especially in the area of social media. Many RIAs experience difficulty in growing their businesses because of strict regulatory restrictions on advertising and marketing, including websites and social media, according to many RIAs and others in the industry.

Pimco ETF Binges on Corporate Bonds in Race to Safe-Enough Debt

– While many investors have revived their love affair with corporate bonds this year, one stands out: Pacific Investment Management Co.’s 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.

Content Marketing Challenges

– The mutual fund and ETF space is full of buzzwords, particularly when talking about content marketing.

Guest Viewpoint: Is Provider Satisfaction Enough?

– Generally speaking, advisors are quite satisfied with their fund company partners, but is that satisfaction simply isn't enough.

Fund Firms Seek Ways to Attract Young Talent

– As the nation's workforce trends younger and younger, asset management companies are joining other industries in trying to think outside the box toward attracting the next generation of fund managers, managing directors and other key employees.

Addressing the RIA Segment

– As ETF sponsors develop their marketing plans, the issue of which customer segments to focus on is a critical one.

Building Social Capital in the Digital World

– There's an art to using social media and digital forums to build relationships and to amplify your voice. Thoughtful professionals in the mutual fund and ETF industry will think twice before they hit "submit."

Editor's View: Women in ETFs Announces Board of Directors and Leadership Team

– Following Money Management Executive's inaugural Top Women in Asset Management Awards, three women from our list have been appointed to the Women in ETFs' board of directors and leadership team.

Asset Managers Win Reprieve From SIFI Designation

– The asset management business dodged a bullet in late July when the Financial Stability Oversight Council decided not to regulate large fund firms the same way as big banks and industry experts are projecting that the industry will now be in the clear going forward.