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Advisers who fled Pimco Total Return pay a price in 2015
Funds that won money from Pimco lag Bill Gross' replacements this year, but advisers say it will take more than a few months of outperformance to win back their business.
Advisers, pay attention to home-country bias in 401(k) menus
Eliminate over-allocations to the U.S. market by encouraging plan sponsors to add international options to menus and explaining diversification benefits to participants.
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.
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.
Fight those Fed fears and stick with dividend investment
The five-year dividend-investing rally might be losing momentum, but that doesn't mean investors should abandon ship just yet.Even on the heels of a record aggregate dividend payout by S&P 500 Index companies of $351 billion and a string of double-digit annual payout increases, investors are making
ETF providers step up to defend the status quo
As comment period ends, firms hope to ensure the SEC knows that ETFs help, and don't hurt, liquidity, price discovery.
Health care creates a bright spot for beleaguered stock-pickers
Sector funds give specialist managers an opportunity to shine during a long bull market.
Edward Jones' proprietary funds are outselling nearly all active managers
Firm has raised $8.1 billion for its seven Bridge Builder funds this year as it moves money from its fee-based platform.
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.
China stock plunge reignites debate over when and whether U.S. investors should get in
Not having access to the market has been protecting mutual-fund investors from fast declines.
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