Jan 30, 2015 – Now more than ever, all asset managers face a challenging and rapidly evolving environment that poses both risk and opportunity in technology as we look toward the end of this decade.
Jan 30, 2015 – Franklin Resources, manager of the Franklin and Templeton mutual funds, said fiscal first-quarter profit fell 6.2% as investors pulled money from the firm’s best-known global bond funds.
Jan 29, 2015 – The biggest challenge for any new firm considering an entry into the ETF market is overcoming the regulatory hurdles placed between a product and customers. Few understand that difficulty as keenly as Eric R. Ervin, CEO and co-founder of San Diego, Calif.,-based ETF provider Reality Shares.
Jan 29, 2015 – Invesco said fourth-quarter profit rose 5.6% as client assets increased.
Jan 28, 2015 – A new effort by President Obama to tighten cybersecurity at financial institutions and other businesses could help light a fire under some firms that have historically been slower to react in the wake of a data breach and help financial institutions dealing with a tangle of confusing state laws.
Jan 28, 2015 – The bond market's main concern is the ballooning ETF industry and how it has shaken up the traditional way to buy and sell debt.
Jan 27, 2015 – For vendors in the data security realm serving asset managers, banks and other financial institutions, the Morgan Stanley data breach incident serves as a reminder of the greater roles they now have.
Jan 27, 2015 – Iran will get its first index exchange- traded fund tomorrow with the instrument’s creator betting on growing foreign demand for the nation’s stocks as it nears a deal to end sanctions over its nuclear program.
Jan 26, 2015 – Buy an index fund and let the bull market guide you to a 44% gain. Most money managers who actually pick stocks couldn't match the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, let alone beat it. Thanks to three weeks of volatility, that’s beginning to change.
Jan 23, 2015 – Defense in the cyberworld is difficult. The invisible duplication of information is intrinsic to computerized systems. Adding to this complexity, we now use global-spanning IT systems with numerous known and unknown dependencies.
Jan 23, 2015 – PRIMECAP, Dodge and Cox, Western Asset and Boston Partners are the latest winners of the Morningstar U.S. Fund Manager of the Year awards.
Jan 22, 2015 – Deborah Fuhr, a veteran ETF industry observer, says the explosive growth of ETFs is vindication for a product once dismissed by some investment professionals. In a discussion with Money Management Executive, Fuhr outlines factors that have led to the market's enthusiastic acceptance of ETFs.
Jan 21, 2015 – The top regulator of mutual funds, private equity and hedge funds at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will step down later this month.
Jan 21, 2015 – As digital strategies move to the forefront, asset management firms are changing the way they think about their brands, how they communicate their offerings to potential clients - and the teams building that marketing outreach.
Jan 21, 2015 – BlackRock’s chief executive officer has warned the retreat of banks as counterparties in credit will create severe volatility. Regulators are preparing new rules for mutual funds to ensure that a sudden stampede out of funds won’t result in a downward price spiral that threatens the financial system.