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Fidelity throws its weight behind longevity annuities
The Boston retirement-services giant is giving its clients a new option for planning for the costs and risk of living longer by making deferred-income annuities available for retirement plans. (See also the Top 10 annuity sellers in the second quarter.)
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.
Edward Jones: Stick to the classic bond flavors when rates rise
While alts have risen in popularity as a way to hedge Fed action, their usefulness is overstated, says strategist
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.
Health care creates a bright spot for beleaguered stock-pickers
Sector funds give specialist managers an opportunity to shine during a long bull market.
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.
Vanguard plans to offer digital marketing tool for advisers
Largest mutual fund manager hopes that the tool will enhance relationships for and with advisers.
SEC appeals own judge's decision in case on custodians' payments to advisers for fund picks
The regulator is fighting a decision by its administrative judge to dismiss charges accusing two financial advisers of not informing clients they were paid by Fidelity Investments to sell certain mutual funds.
Custodians' payments to RIAs for fund picks raise eyebrows
Registered investment advisers like to promote themselves as being on the side of investors, but a growing number are quietly accepting money from custodians in exchange for recommending certain mutual funds — usually funds that are more expensive for investors. The payment is made to advisers as a
Vanguard money markets still a buck, but with potential for gates, fees
Largest mutual fund company announces its response to reforms intended to prevent a run.
In latest test, active managers outperform bond indexes
After a disappointing 2014, intermediate-term bond managers have found their footing.
15 years later, Nuveen Investments gets a go-ahead on ETFs
Money manager's rebooted efforts to sell ETFs get a nod from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Adviser gets a rare win over the SEC in mutual fund case
Administrative law judge rules against the agency in closely watched case over disclosure of Fidelity payments for mutual fund sales.
Fiduciary safe harbor for index funds faces uphill battle
Labor Department proposal faces fund industry opposition and some supporters say safe harbor for index fund sales is unlikely.
Mutual fund companies blend into unwashed mass for consumers
In 'grave strategic error,' mutual fund managers have allowed their products to be commoditized, a new report finds, but not all firms are suffering. (Don't miss: The first quarter's best and worst mutual fund groups)