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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.

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.

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.

Engaging Advisors Online

– Financial advisors accustomed to personalized interactions with companies outside of the asset management industry say they want those customized experiences from asset managers, but find few are providing them, according to a new report from kasina.

Is Your Series Trust the Wrong Fit?

– The wide acceptance of operational outsourcing among mutual fund providers and the rapid growth of liquid alternatives have transformed the series trust from an operational anomaly to a fund preference in recent years, and why not?

Fund Firms Eye Innovative News Distribution

– Outreach to asset management company clients through newsletters has dramatically changed in recent years with firms now seeking more creative ways to connect with their stakeholders.

Editor's View: What American Funds' Recent Move Means for Active ETFs

– While active ETFs still represent less than 1% of ETF assets in the U.S., they're poised for more growth in coming years.

Capital Group Joins BlackRock in Filing for Non-Transparent ETF

– Capital Group Cos., owners of the $1.17 trillion American Funds family, has joined money managers including BlackRock Inc. in seeking regulatory approval for a new type of exchange-traded fund.