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Vanguard may expand fast-growing virtual investing service to advisers
Pilot raised more than $9 billion last year along with hopes for more direct-to-consumer fund sales.
The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep
Breakfast with Benjamin: The bond market and the Fed are suddenly marching in lockstep, with inflation clarity coming soon.
American Funds ready to double-down on active investing in 2015
Adviser-sold fund giant starts to see some flows after pressing view that active management, especially for retirement goals, works.
Money market reforms force advisers to rethink risk
SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said reforms would “fundamentally change” funds. She was right.
The Fed's first interest rate hike hits another speed bump
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Fed continues to hem and haw on raising interest rates. Plus: Options-based funds get it done, hedge funder spills the beans on 2015, and the outlook for oil prices is all over the map.
Oil finds the sweet spot for debate over how, or if, to invest
Six months into an oil-price slide that seemingly nobody saw coming, debate is starting to build about when and how to jump in and take advantage of the market's punishment on certain sectors linked to the commodity.Some investors haven't waited.“We bought exposure to oil in all our portfolios in
Legg Mason snags two top executives from Vanguard for ETF push
Baltimore-based mutual fund manager takes big step toward a popular product.
The correlation conundrum and liquid alternatives
The vast majority of these funds are new, and they require scrutiny in context of other assets
The Mutual Fund Store adds new products, services as it eyes eventual IPO
The Mutual Fund Store, the 10th-biggest RIA by AUM according to IN's database, is led by CEO John Bunch, who's taking a number of steps to keep growing as it eyes an eventual IPO.
Fidelity records massive profit, despite fund outflows
Boston mutual fund and brokerage giant increased its earnings by 29% last year despite surging investor redemptions of its mutual funds.
Salient Partners buys Forward Funds with liquid alts expansion in mind
Salient Partners is buying Forward Management in an effort to build scale in the rapidly growing liquid alternatives space.The deal, announced Wednesday and scheduled to close by July, creates a $27 billion asset management firm, including 36 mutual funds, separate accounts, and at least one hedge
Alternatives are earning their keep in 2015
The solid relative performance of alternatives makes the case for diversification of portfolios in 2015.
Citigroup says oil is going from cheap to dirt cheap
Breakfast with Benjamin: Could $20 oil really happen? According to Citigroup, It's impossible to call a bottom point. Plus: Morningstar crowns the 'best' liquid alts fund, another oil producer feels the pain, and the case for active management gets stronger.
After Bill Gross, Pimco Total Return performance is back at the top
Portfolio managers deliver strong performance with right central bank call, leading Morningstar to boost rating even as more investors pull assets.
A new entry point for gold investors takes on GLD
Just as gold is regaining its luster with investors, Bank of Montreal's new gold deposit receipt program offers a new way to tap into the market for the precious metal. The Bank of Montreal's gold deposit receipt program, GOLDRs, which is aimed at U.S. investors, is SEC-registered and DTC-eligible,