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Unique 401(k) modeling app ups BlackRock's value-add for advisers
BlackRock's software, unique among DC vendors, riffs off the broader themes of retirement income and capturing advisers' attention with business-improvement solutions.
Successful go-anywhere bond funds kept bets in check – but was performance due to skill or luck?
New analysis suggests the difference between top and bottom unconstrained funds was Treasury exposure and the effectiveness of the manager's market timing.
Vanguard Group hires a smart beta expert from pioneer Research Affiliates
Index investing giant has challenged the marketing of smart beta funds. Now it's turning to someone whose research has helped those funds grow.
Vanguard, once thwarted, launches a muni-bond rival to BlackRock's iShares
A first for the mutual fund industry, and the cheapest offering in ETFs, an analyst says.
Wild market volatility puts fresh focus on workings of ETFs
Intraday trading is makes exchange-traded funds special but can also make them dangerous, market players say.
Market tumult pushes Federal Reserve rate hike expectations out
A long-anticipated move by the Fed to raise interest rates next month would be “very strange,” given the volatility rocking financial markets, according to the top bond strategist for Charles Schwab's retail research unit.
Do fund sales predict fund performance?
A new study looks at the evidence and finds a link between flows and performance. The question is why.
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.
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.
Donald Trump's investment portfolio a messy hodgepodge: advisers
Advisers say the presidential hopeful and real estate mogul's investments reveal a scattered approach to money management. (See the top five fund companies holding Mr. Trump's money.)
Pimco's brand takes a hit by advisers in wake of Gross exit but still ranks among top firms
New research finds the firm that Bill Gross built, then left, lost some favor with advisers over the last year. (Don't miss the Top 10 most trusted mutual fund companies.)
Carl Icahn vs. Larry Fink: Should advisers fear junk bonds?
Legendary activist investor sounds the alarm while BlackRock CEO pushes back.
Massachusetts' Galvin to investigate alternative fund sales by advisers
Sales of 25 top 'liquid alts' mutual funds will come under greater scrutiny from the state regulator.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wants better relationship with RIAs, reserves judgment on fiduciary
After another quarter beating Wall Street's profit estimates, chief executive Larry Fink says the world's largest money manager wants a better relationship with RIAs.
BlackRock warns of stock-bond correlation, suggests illiquid real estate
Chief investment strategist says liquid investments are being challenged to offer competitive returns.