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    Nuveen Investments rethinks ETFs after pioneering, then abandoning, them

    After shutting its exchange-traded fund unit in 2002, Nuveen comes back to the table with a new plan.

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    Socially conscious funds ranked by one-year total return

    Values-based investing won new attention this quarter when BlackRock Inc. announced plans to launch BlackRock Impact, a unit catering to investors' social, environmental or religious goals. But the largest money manager is just one of many companies offering funds based on more than performance.

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    The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep, with inflation clarity coming soon.

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    Vanguard finds another way to get its ETFs in your clients' hands

    With new presence in the ETF strategist game, Vanguard wins Envestnet, Cambridge and more retirement-plan business.

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    BlackRock adds fuel to smart beta debate in push for exotic bond strategies

    Money manager set to launch new strategy as “smart” way to dodge investment risks as rates rise.

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    Legg Mason snags two top executives from Vanguard for ETF push

    Baltimore-based mutual fund manager takes big step toward a popular product.

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    Fidelity records massive profit, despite fund outflows

    Boston mutual fund and brokerage giant increased its earnings by 29% last year despite surging investor redemptions of its mutual funds.

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    BlackRock expanding efforts on impact investing

    BlackRock Inc., the world's largest money manager by assets, on Monday announced the launch of a unit that will cater to investors who want to bring social or environmental goals to their portfolios.The firm said it was installing Deborah Winshel, a figure in New York's philanthropic scene who most

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    State Street, facing historic redemptions, slashes ETF prices

    The ETF pioneer, whose lineup suffered the largest redemptions in history last month, aggressively cut prices on nearly a third of its funds. (Don't miss the latest performance data and analysis on equity and fixed income ETFs.)

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    BlackRock dives into ARCP

    The fund giant has taken a major position in the beleaguered real estate investment trust, American Realty Capital Properties Inc., or ARCP.

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    Active managers get a seat at the ETF table

    To the chagrin of some, a fast-growing industry comes to terms with active management.

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    Schwab adds 18 more funds to its commission-free ETF platform

    Schwab's fund platform is expanding to 198 the number of ETFs that trade without commissions.

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    Fed confidence in the U.S. economy starts to wane

    In Thursday's Breakfast with Benjamin, oil prices and consumer spending add a hint of concern about the economy to the Federal Reserve's outlook. Plus: Fido app adds new twist to stock picking, retired Franklin Resources billionaire tangles history, and BlackRock added as many ETFs as it shut down

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    BlackRock fund removed from UBS 'select' list

    UBS AG's U.S. wealth management arm has removed the BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund (MDDVX) from its list of preferred funds for advisers, according to a report Wednesday by Reuters.The news agency, which cited a memo dated Tuesday, said the firm was no longer recommending the $28.1 billion fund on

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    iShares says not so fast on passive investing winning the day

    iShares manager says money from active managers was primary driver of record 2014.