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Active Management That's Looking Up

Even though ETF assets in the U.S. have surpassed those of hedge funds, there are managers returning at least triple the return of U.S. stocks and beating bonds by more than 10 times.

Robert Arnott: Ignore Innovation At Your Peril

Robert Arnott, CEO of Research Affiliates, says the asset management industry has to change its mindset toward innovation in order to remain competitive.

The Unseen Driver of Mutual Fund Inflows: What Time the Sun Sets

When it’s spring and the days get longer, risk appetites grow and cash flows to equities, according to a new study. As winter approaches, safer alternatives like the money market come into favor.

Goldman Sachs Hires IShares Veteran Tony Kelly for ETF Business

Goldman Sachs, which is looking to issue ETFs this year, hired BlackRock veteran Tony Kelly as head of product development for that unit.

Managing Relationships By Asset Allocation

Ideal Asset Management CEO Rahul Shah says the bond between advisor and client is strengthened best through proven performance.



Driving Front-office Success Through Tech & Ops

While IT budgets at buy-side firms have not fully recovered from the cutbacks of the Great Recession, front-office demands keep growing in quantity, complexity and required speed of response.

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.

Transformation of Middle Office Outsourcing Servicing: The New Business Paradigm

For the last several years the investment management industry has seen a seismic shift towards outsourcing middle and back-office activities.

BBH's Take On the New Order of Asset Servicing

During the crisis of 2008, service providers faced an environment in which they saw their clients' assets decline sharply.

Client Reporting, Risk Management Top Concerns for Operation Managers

Executives at mutual fund companies, asset management companies and support providers rated client reporting--which included any reporting that is created for the purpose of distribution to clients--as their top challenge followed closely by risk management in Money Management Executive's third annual Operations Survey.