State Street Global Advisors
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ETF pioneer Ben Fulton launches torpedo at an idea he helped popularize
Former PowerShares executive says the exchange-traded fund world includes “some really ill-conceived ideas.”
State Street gets the cold shoulder from financial advisers
Breakfast with Benjamin: State Street gets poor marks from financial advisers, despite dedicated efforts to mend fences and build new relationships.
BlackRock shrinks money market lineup, affecting $200B in assets
Breakfast with Benjamin: The firm is closing or consolidating 20 money market funds with $200 billion in assets.
Exclusive: Morgan Stanley plans to sell adviser data to fund companies
ETF managers may look to broker-dealers to 'lower the veil' covering advisers.
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.)
Active managers get a seat at the ETF table
To the chagrin of some, a fast-growing industry comes to terms with active management.
ETF managers, bringing in historic levels of cash, still preparing for a bear
As dollars in funds top $2 trillion, managers ready exotic products for a new market environment.
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.,
Clintons jump through financial planning loopholes to dodge estate taxes they support
Breakfast with Benjamin: Brokers pouncing on 401(k) biz. Plus: The Clintons dodge the estate taxes they support. The Fed wants to add exit fees to bond funds, U.S. banks on the edge of new funding rules, Congress mulls investor confidence on your dime, El-Erian sides with the IMF, and merger mania
European stocks hit six-year high on fifth day of rally
Breakfast with Benjamin: Euro stocks rally but for how long?. Plus: The China risk, big money managers are flush once again, the future of airplane seating, and 21 inspirational yearbook quotes.
Vanguard beats BlackRock, taking in most ETF money in 1Q
The Vanguard Group Inc., the third-biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, has gained ground on larger competitors so far this year after gathering more than seven times as much money into its ETFs than the rest of the U.S. industry combined. Vanguard attracted $13.1 billion, or almost 90
New ETF targets stocks with 25-year dividend history
ProShares this month ann-ounced a new exchange-traded fund that invests solely in S&P 500 companies that have raised their dividends for 25 straight years or more.
Fee war redux? State Street ETFs undercut iShares and Vanguard
State Street Global Advisors, the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds, is making a push to join the ranks of low-cost ETF providers by offering the cheapest Russell 1000, 2000, and 3000 ETFs on the market. SSgA launched the SPDR Russell 2000 ETF (TWOK) on Tuesday and changed the
Rivals in, but Vanguard won't offer junk-bond ETFs
High-yield bond ETFs are wildly popular with investors. So why is it that ETF giant Vanguard steadfastly refuses to offer such funds?
With ETFs, commission-free doesn't mean cost-free
The Charles Schwab Corp. made a big splash three years ago when it offered the first exchange-traded funds to trade commission-free.