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Investors in unconstrained bond funds capturing less than half of returns: Morningstar
Advisers need to provide better guidance so that clients get into — and out of — nontraditional bond funds at the right times.
Automated advisers attract much smaller clients than humans: Morningstar
Digital investment platforms with human advisers bring in account balances 10 times higher on average than regular robo-advisers.
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
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.
Major benchmark punts on adding China's booming markets to global indexes
MSCI says it will open the door to the world's hottest stock market, just not yet.
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.
Vanguard's China play ups the ante for industry
Other fund companies may find it difficult to match Vanguard's promise of access to a hot market.
Morningstar doubles down on expense ratio disparity debate
The puzzling riddle of expense ratios for many liquid alternative mutual funds is not going away, as illustrated by last week's detailed post by Josh Carlson, director of manager research for alternative strategies at Morningstar Inc.For financial advisers, trying to answer the riddle often means
Robo-advisers want to plan your clients' future
Behind the scenes, robo-advisers are quietly hatching plans to compete more aggressively with flesh-and-blood advisers.
Inclusion in new Pimco funds is a coup for Vanguard
Bond giant's latest target date funds invest heavily in the low-cost firm's ETFs.
Even outside U.S., passive investments widen share of sales over active
Gap between active and passive funds in international equities reaches highest level since financial crisis.
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)
Vanguard's new ambassador to advisers: We've earned your trust
Thomas M. Rampulla's return to the U.S. comes after the firm recast itself as a patron of an industry that once saw it as a threat.