There's more ways for the mutual fund industry to cut costs, says Bill McNabb, chief executive officer and chairman of Vanguard.
In the case of the millennials, their experience with the financial sector includes the unifying themes of volatility, crisis and scandal.
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.
Retirement product providers say that they continue to struggle with reluctant employers and misinformed employees about the benefits of their offerings.
The demands of Baby Boomers nearing retirement have pushed product providers to market their offerings as not just investments, but also financial wellness tools to manage retirees' lives.
A new study by retirement and investment trends research firm Hearts & Wallets, LLC found that more retirement firms are considering the lifetime value of consumers-currently 55%, up from 43% in 2010-showing an increased focus on younger investors.
F-Squared Investments is aiming to start a revolution in the retirement market with its strategies that tame the bear while still riding the bull.
Morgan Stanley and Co. has agreed to pay $100,000 to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. This came after Bureau investigators found the company was in violation of state securities laws and regulations in its sale of non-traditional exchange-traded funds to investors.
Over the past two decades, investors have paid less and less to own shares of mutual funds. That's because investors demand low-cost funds, and because the fund industry is one characterized by competition, innovation, and economies of scale.
It looks like Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company will have its day in court come January 2014 to defend itself against a mutual fund lawsuit.