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Our ETF Reached $1B. Here's How We Did It.

– Not every ETF launch works. But a team effort and a compelling idea can make an ETF a success in an industry where a handful of dominant firms and smaller players compete aggressively for assets.

MetLife Profit Misses Estimates as Hedge Fund Holdings Slump

– MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer, posted first-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as investment income declined on a slump in hedge fund holdings.

Slow Bleed From Low Bond Yields Drains Insurers' Returns

– Low rates may prove a more enduring challenge than even MetLife Chief Executive Steve Kandarian’s fight against government regulation.

What's 'Hyperpersonalization?' Tapping Data

– Jon Xu, chief technology officer and co-founder of FutureAdvisor, says the financial industry has only begun to tap the data available to it.

This Manager Runs More Fund Money Than You

– Gregory Nassour helps run almost $100 billion in U.S. bond mutual fund money -- but there's a reason you've never heard of him. He works at Vanguard and shuns the limelight.

State Street Fundraiser Fights SEC Over Securities Fraud Charges

– Robert Crowe, through his lawyers, is arguing the facts of his case should prevent the SEC from bringing charges of securities fraud against him.

Who Needs Hedge Fund Managers When Computers Do the Job?

– The shift to passive has caused much soul searching, not to mention cost cutting, at some of the world's biggest money managers.

State Street Profit Falls 14% as Volatile Markets Hurt Fees

– Net income also dropped to $319 million, or 79 cents a share, from $373 million, or 89 cents, a year earlier, the firm reports.

U.S. Fund Fees Fall to Record Low as Investors Flock to Vanguard

– Investors paid 61 cents for every $100 managed in 2015, down from 64 cents in 2014 and and 73 cents five years ago.

Smart-Beta War Rages On as Cliff Asness Slams Arnott's Paper

– Smart-beta styles underlie about one in five ETFs globally with an estimated $400 billion under management, and if they plunged, millions of investors would be burned.

OppenheimerFunds Hires BNY Mellon's French for Smart Beta Push

– French serve as head of beta solutions, the money manager said in a statement.

Reinvigorating Retirement Education

– One retirement plan advisory firm's digital approach offers product providers a lesson on how to overcome the client education gap and reinvigorate the learning process.

Money Managers Avoid Brunt of Dodd-Frank Bonus Crackdown

– Mutual and hedge fund managers dodged the toughest provisions of newly proposed U.S. pay rules designed to discourage excessive risk-taking on Wall Street.

Morgan Stanley's Financial Wellness Plans For Execs

– The wealth management division of Morgan Stanley is developing a program with a focus on goal-based planning instead of budgeting and debt management.

Fidelity Should Make Smart Beta Smarter for Investors

– Fidelity needn’t settle for another me-too lineup of smart beta ETFs.