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Fidelity Reaps Rewards as Banks Lose Bond Muscle: Credit Markets

– Paul Volcker hasn’t endeared himself to Wall Street bond dealers. That’s just fine with Fidelity Investments.

Alternative Mutual Funds to Get SEC Test for Leverage, Liquidity

– Alternative mutual funds will be examined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to assess whether managers are complying with leverage and liquidity rules.

Russia’s Lukoil Leads ADR Drop as ETF Money Cut on Ukraine Woes

– Russian stocks trading in New York fell for the first time in three days, led by OAO Lukoil, amid concern that mounting tension in Ukraine will result in economic sanctions.

Ares Management Seeks Up to $418.4 Million in U.S. IPO

– Ares Management LP, the asset manager whose private-equity investments include Nieman Marcus Group Ltd. and Jacuzzi Brands Corp., is seeking to raise as much as $418.4 million in its U.S. initial public offering.

Expert View: How Distribution Channels Are Evolving

– Mutual funds and ETFs now comprise 30% of equity mutual fund and ETF assets, as passive mutual funds have gathered $961 billion assets under management, up nearly 100% since 2005.

Editor's View: Branding Strategy

– Advantages of TIAA-CREF's recent acquisition of Nuveen Investments are expanded distribution and increased diversification amid a trend of consolidation in fund servicing.

Weekly Update: Fund Managers Play It Safe

– From news of Charles Schwab ETF assets on the rise to why mangers should focus on the middle office, here's top news impacting mutual fund and ETF managers and providers.

Megadeal Sparks Marketing Confusion

– In the largest transaction in the asset management business since 2006, ideas over branding remain divided.

How to Keep Up With Regulatory Scrutiny

– Compliance - it's a word that elicits an array of responses from mutual fund managers and ETF providers alike, and very few of them are good.

Latest Technology Lowers Expense Ratios

– As with most everything in life, technology is playing an important role in allowing fund companies to lower their expense ratios.

Spanish Fund Luring Most in World as Economy Gains Believers

– While investors fled U.S. equities last week, they put record money into a market they have shunned for most of the past four years: Spain.

Emerging-Market ETF Rises Amid Bets China Will Stimulate Economy

– The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index rebounded from a four-week low after data showing a slowdown in China’s expansion bolstered speculation the government will take further steps to stimulate economic growth.

April 18 Deadline to Nominate for Women in Asset Management Awards

– Where are the women in asset management? Money Management Executive is making an initiative to find and highlight them.

Record Russia ETF Inflows Dry Up as ADR Slump Deepens on Ukraine

– Russian stocks trading in New York sank for a fourth day as concern mounted that President Vladimir Putin faces stiffer international sanctions after his special forces were spotted in eastern Ukraine.

Trillion-Dollar Firms Dominating Bonds Prompt Probes in U.S.

– The lopsided bond market has caught the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Not only is the SEC examining whether the biggest players get preferential prices and access because of their influence, it’s also worried about what happens when the five-year bond rally ends as U.S. policy makers prepare to raise interest rates.