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    Active target date managers make tweaks ahead of Fed rate hike

    Active managers have made small changes on the margins of their TDF portfolios, which could give them a short-term advantage over passive managers.

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    American Funds making inroads with fee-based advisers

    In its sales turnaround, third largest U.S. fund company relies on retention of existing advisers and lower-cost share classes.

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    Dimensional Fund Advisors posts 77th consecutive month of positive sales

    Firm, a favorite of advisers, keeps clients invested despite market swings.

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    Precidian goes back to SEC for approval of active ETF plan

    A proposal designed to put actively managed products on par with index funds in the ETF universe by allowing their holdings to be non-transparent is going back in front of securities regulators.

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    SEC denies active ETF proposal as NextShares launches salvo against competitors

    Eaton Vance looks to win the "VHS/Betamax war" for the future of actively managed investments.

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    Edward Jones' proprietary funds are outselling nearly all active managers

    Firm has raised $8.1 billion for its seven Bridge Builder funds this year as it moves money from its fee-based platform.

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    Vanguard plans to offer digital marketing tool for advisers

    Largest mutual fund manager hopes that the tool will enhance relationships for and with advisers.

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    Legg Mason wants to build 'better' ETFs

    Legg Mason Inc. has asked U.S. securities regulators for permission to build index-tracking ETFs, a first step toward building its own business after poaching two Vanguard executives.In a statement Wednesday, Legg Mason said its application is “the next step in building the organizational structure

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    American Funds charges into 2015 with best sales in seven years

    The mutual fund favorite pivots, finds success with financial advisers as investors look outside the U.S. (Don't miss: The first quarter's best and worst mutual fund groups)

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    Investors shun stock pickers, favor Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street

    Fund sales switch decisively toward plain-vanilla, index investing, move out of Pimco Total Return has big impact on flows.

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    American Funds to get approval to offer ETFs

    The SEC intends to approve an application by Capital Group, parent of the third-largest mutual fund company, to offer ETFs.

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    Precidian Investments takes a second shot at regulatory approval for active ETFs

    Precidian Investments has revived a once-rejected plan that fund managers hope will help them bring active management to the fast-growing ETF market.In a filing with securities regulators Monday, the firm recast its ActiveShares proposal — with support from fund managers including BlackRock Inc.,

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    Ranking the 10 biggest 529 plans - Ranking the top 10 529 plans

    Assets in 529 college savings plans are up to $204.5 billion as of the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Strategic Insight. This would represent a 6.9% increase in assets from the third quarter, and a 21.3% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. As more assets pour into 529 plans, ...

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    New NASAA chief: Time to beef up the SEC

    Ohio Securities Commissioner Andrea Seidt is concerned that the Securities and Exchange Commission is getting bogged down. As the newly appointed head of the North American Securities Administrators Association Inc., she wants state securities regulators to help the SEC get more federal funding and

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    American Funds retools approach to adviser market

    After five years of outflows — to the tune of $242 billion — American Funds is overhauling its approach to working with financial advisers. Jason Kephart has the details.