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Is Smart Beta Investing Really Smarter?: Gadfly

Smart beta funds now want to rein the risk of its founding strategies through diversification.

Bond Dealers Use BlackRock ETF as New Balance Sheet: Gadfly

Over the past month, the biggest junk-bond ETF has experienced extraordinary record-breaking daily withdrawals even though the broader market has encountered relatively little turbulence.

Love Affair With U.S. Low-Volatility ETFs Is Turning Torrid

Investors are taking their fascination with low-volatility stocks to new heights.

Pimco Wants to Put Some Junk in Total Return's Trunk: Gadfly

The Pimco Total Return Fund, Pimco's flagship bond fund, will be soon permitted to invest up to 20% of the Fund in junk bonds, up from 10% currently.

Despite Negative Yield Environment, U.S. Munis Remain Attractive

Faced with negative interest rates in their own countries, foreign banks and pension funds are looking increasingly toward U.S. municipal bonds.



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.