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How I'm Building My Asset Management Firm

– Building a successful asset management firm is difficult. That's not an earth-shattering statement given that most firms fail to meet their expectations for asset growth. And yet each year, hundreds of firms plunge into investment management believing they have something to offer that will drive investor acceptance and success for their business.

Century-Old Tic-Tac-Toe Stock Charts Rake in ETF Billions

– The Nasdaq Stock Market has always been associated with cutting edge technology, whether it be for the companies it lists or the systems used to match buyers and sellers on the first all-electronic exchange.

Star Fund Managers Fading Into Obscurity?

– Stock pickers have remained largely anonymous to the larger public despite a six-year rally that produced some outstanding funds. They've been overtaken by bond legends and hedge fund managers.

Janus’s First-Quarter Net Income Rises as Assets Increase

– Janus Capital Group Inc., the firm that hired bond legend Bill Gross in September, said profit rose 46% in the first quarter as the market rally lifted assets and its funds attracted new money.

Mega-Deals Inflate Industry Merger Values

– Overall M&A deal values in the asset management industry surged last year to $12.7 billion compared to $2.6 billion in 2013, but growth was largely driven by a few mega-deals, as the total number of deals remained flat.

Spoofed Market Is Latest Reason to Sweat for U.S. Stock Managers

– The case complaint is the latest to portray America’s all-electronic stock market as vulnerable to predators with software.

Fiduciary Standard Proposal Targets Rollovers

– Adding rollovers and IRAs to the definition of fiduciary duties, the Department of Labor's new proposed rule could have a huge impact on firms in a fast-growing and profitable segment of the retirement savings industry.

The 80% BlackRock ETF Return That Shortchanged China Stock Bulls

– Most stock investors would be thrilled with an 80% return in the past year. For those who bought BlackRock Inc.’s flagship ETF for mainland Chinese shares, however, it’s akin to getting shortchanged.

BlackRock Agrees to Pay $12 Million Over SEC Conflicts Claims

– BlackRock agreed to pay $12 million to settle U.S. regulatory claims that it failed to disclose a conflict of interest of a top portfolio manager.

Carlyle to Close Two Mutual Funds in Liquid Alternatives Setback

– Carlyle Group will shut a pair of mutual funds started last year in the latest setback to private equity firms’ pursuit of individual investors.

Top Women in Asset Management Awards 2015

– Announcing this year's winners of Money Management Executive's Top Women in Asset Management Awards.

Wall Street’s 2007 Heroes Ascendant as Goldman, Blackstone Surge

– The toast of Wall Street in 2007 have captured some of that dominance again in the first quarter of this year.

Pimco Saw Assets Dip to $1.59 Trillion Last Quarter

– Pimco saw assets decline 5.4% in the first quarter as the money manager seeks to staunch client redemptions in the wake of co-founder Bill Gross’s abrupt departure.

Fund Industry Resists FSOC Oversight

– If the Financial stability oversight Council was hoping for any kind of consensus on whether and how it should regulate asset management companies, the feedback it has received on its request for comment is likely disappointing.

Blackstone’s First-Quarter Profit Doubles as Assets Increase

– Blackstone Group LP, the largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, doubled first-quarter earnings as assets swelled past $300 billion for the first time.