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Goldman sees increased risk factors facing commodities
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Big asset managers propose new 'retail investor' definition for money-fund reform
Claim that carving out institutional investors would limit runs on money funds during market stress.
Investors pour back into money funds after debt deal
Investors pumped $8.9 billion into money-market mutual funds on Thursday, the first day of deposits in more than two weeks, as an agreement by lawmakers in Washington averted a government default.
Fidelity playing catch up with ETFs as chief Johnson remains quiet
When Abigail Johnson began her apprenticeship at Fidelity Investments 25 years ago, the Boston-based firm founded by her grandfather was the nation's biggest mutual-fund company and star manager Peter Lynch was enjoying a performance streak at the Magellan Fund -- a 29 percent average return over
Vanguard money funds paying capital gains
The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment.
Vanguard to pay short-term capital gains on money market funds
The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable today, on three of its money market funds, said Emily White, a Vanguard
Annuities changes puzzle advisers
Advisers admit that variable annuities' varying product features and investment menus pose challenges, and insurers could do more to improve their clarity.
Is the great correlation over?
Live from the IN Alternatives Investments Conference: Low rates, economic uncertainty and surprises have pushed asset classes in the same direction
Firms seek reworking of money fund reform
Major financial firms are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to narrow its money market fund reform plan, asking it to exclude tax-exempt money funds and revise the definition of “retail investor,” among other changes.
Reserve Primary Fund settles shareholder suit for $54.9M
Bruce R. Bent II, president of the $62.5 billion Reserve Primary money-market fund that failed during the financial crisis, agreed to settle a shareholder lawsuit in an accord worth about $54.9 million.
Unfinished business: Money fund reform lurks in wake of financial crisis
Former SEC head says,“There is no investment product that is risk-free,” even after the financial meltdown
Schwab plans money-market-like ETFs
Charles Schwab Investment Management plans to launch a trio of money market-like exchange-traded funds as fee waivers and regulation weigh on traditional money market funds. Schwab, the fifth-largest money fund manager, will roll out two-month, nine-month, and 12-month target duration ETFs, pending
The Takeaway: SEC warns money funds about defaults
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