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Target-Date Funds Gaining 401(k) Assets

For the first time, more than half of all 401(k) contributions will go into target-date funds, research firm Cerulli Associates estimates. It projects the assets in target-date funds to hit $2 trillion by 2019.

Pimco Total Return Loses World’s Biggest Bond Mutual Fund Title

With assets of $110.4 billion, Pimco Total Return fell behind the index-tracking Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, which had $117.3 billion as of April 30, according to preliminary data.

Funds Inject Billions Into Startup Market

Funding for startups hit a high of $17.7 billion in the quarter, from $15.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, because hedge funds, mutual funds and private equity firms all put money on the line.

An 'Obsession' With Risk Guides Lattice ETFs

Lattice Strategies founder, Theodore Lucas, and Darek Wojnar, head of single-asset strategies at Lattice, discuss the separately-managed account provider's first ETF offerings and investment focus on risk.

Bogle Wins as Finance Professionals Back Indexing in Global Poll

Many financial professionals are accepting the idea that they likely won't beat the market and that investors therefore would be better off in low-cost index funds.

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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.

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