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Target Date Funds' Winning Streak Ends

Target date funds stumbled in 2015, after posting six years of positive returns following the financial and economic crisis.

Emerging Market ETFs Suffer $1B Loss in 5th Week of Outflows

Investors pulled more than $1 billion out of U.S. ETFs that invest in emerging markets last week, leaving the ETFs in the longest losing streak since September.

Chicago Schools Pay Bigger Bond-Market Penalty Than Puerto Rico

The nation’s third-largest school district, with almost 400,000 students, is on the brink of insolvency after years of skipping pension payments.

Franklin Profit Drops 21% as AUM Declines

Franklin Resources said fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 21 % as the selloff in emerging markets and energy stocks and bonds erodes assets.

Vanguard Fund Expense Ratios Fall Again

Vanguard says the expense reductions are a win for investors, but the fund provider industry is less enthusiastic, seeing the fee reductions as a grind to zero where product profitability disappears.



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.

Executive Briefing

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) announced it has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) to acquire DeAWM's stable value business, with total assets under supervision of $21.6 billion as of June 30, 2013

Are There Alternatives to Traditional Expense Allocation Methodologies?

Mutual fund families have traditionally left the topic of how to allocate certain fund expenses to management and fund officers.

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.