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MassMutual Sells Yen Capital Bonds as Japanese Buy Global Plans

The Japanese unit of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance sold six times more bonds this year, shoring up capital as customers bought foreign currency policies amid a weakening yen.

Pimco Still Favors European Long Bonds

While raising its forecasts for growth and inflation in Europe, Pimco expects long-dated yields to be further cut by the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program.

Taking a View on Building Loyalty

Neil Hennessy says he has managed to secure loyalty and productivity from every employee by providing creature comforts while also holding them to strict performance standards.

An Alternative for Emerging Markets

Kevin Carter's passion for emerging markets quickly put him at odds with the available ETF options for investors. Even in the largest offerings from established providers, he says the problem was apparent: investors weren't getting exposure to the innovative companies garnering global attention, such as Baidu, but rather staid, government-owned entities. …

Iran Stock ETF Aims to Lure Foreigners

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.

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Goldman Research's Greater Long-Term Gains

Rob Goldman founded Goldman Small Cap Research (GSCR)--not affiliated with Goldman Sachs--in 2009. He has over 20 years of investment and research experience as a senior research analyst and as a portfolio and mutual fund manager.

Novel ETFs, Mutual Funds Making Their Mark

Innovation is a constant in any industry, but sometimes in the fund business its mark is not always obvious.

Executive Briefing

ICI President and CEO Paul Schott Stevens issued a congratulary statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Kara M. Stein and Michael S. Piwowar as Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Passport to the U.S.: Finding the Right Strategies for International Fund Managers

In order to tap into fresh sources of capital, non-U.S. fund managers are looking to the U.S. to distribute investment strategies. This raises many issues: choosing the right vehicles for the job, regulatory considerations, and more.

The Build, Buy Or Outsource Decision: Considering The Cloud

Fund sponsors have long debated the relative merits of building, buying or outsourcing fund administration technology. As sponsors face more and more data-driven demands from regulators and investors, there is increased pressure to adopt new efficient technologies for fund administration process such as expense payments and budgeting, regulatory reporting and financial reporting. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the "build, buy or outsource" question a mix of cost pressures, resources, reporting requirements and technological advances have tipped the balance in favor of "buy" and "outsource."

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