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Emerging Markets Firm Develops U.S. Ambitions

Reflecting the global ambitions of Asian asset managers, South Korean-based Mirae Asset Management this summer quietly expanded its stateside presence, hiring four wholesalers across the country.

ETF Firms Tackle Wall Street on Ways to Prevent Another Aug. 24

The world’s largest issuers of ETFs are holding talks with stock exchanges and market-makers to avoid a repeat of the issues that plagued ETFs during Aug. 24’s market turmoil, according to five people with direct knowledge of the matter.

It's Turning Into a Brutal Game of Survivor for ETFs

Only 10% of ETFs are in positive territory, after market selloffs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and a plunge in commodity prices.

CSOP Cuts China ETF Fee, Plans New Funds Following Stock Rout

CSOP Asset Management lowered the fee on its first U.S. exchange-traded fund tracking Chinese stocks and plans to start two ETFs after an equity rout wiped out $5 trillion in market value.

For UBS, No End Soon to Puerto Rico Fund Fallout

Angry customers have filed hundreds of arbitration claims with FINRA, seeking more than $1.1 billion in damages from UBS after huge losses in the tax-free bond funds. Three of UBS Puerto Rico's five offices have closed since 2010, and nearly 60 of the unit's 140 financial advisors have left.



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.