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Gross trips in legacy test as El-Erian exit becomes distraction
Bill Gross, musing on his legacy in an April investment outlook, contended that the real test of his greatness as investor would be his ability to adapt to a new era of shrinking bond market returns. Almost a year later, the bond king is stumbling.
Smart beta ETFs squeezing 256% from S&P 500
Index funds became popular over the last four decades because they're simple, conservative and low cost. A different kind of exchange-traded fund is drawing record cash by promoting better returns with the same stocks.
Supreme Court broadens whistle-blower status, mutual fund firms on alert
Rules in favor of Fidelity employees who say they were fired for reporting fraud.
New fund takes unconstrained approach to returns
Neuberger Berman product joins ranks of similar funds from Goldman, JPMorgan and Pimco.
Investors put rout behind them, sending $21 billion to stock ETFs
Investors are returning to the U.S stock market after the worst selloff in seven months, adding almost 52 times more money to exchange-traded funds that own equities than bonds.
The horsepower behind 401(k) plans: A specialist adviser
Employers are turning to a new kind of adviser to help their employees save for retirement, a new survey shows.
Buffett warns of liquidity curse
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., cited a farm he's owned since 1986 in cautioning individuals against frequent buying and selling of stocks.
Franklin Templeton lifts Ukraine bet by over $250 million
Asset manager is the country's largest debtholder; growing violence spurs unprecedented losses.
Einhorn: Don't be fooled by companies beating estimates
Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn cautioned against betting on the extension of a U.S. stock- market rally that he said was fueled by conditions that are difficult to sustain.
Investment advisers have come around to ETFs
The first exchange-traded funds were started more than 20 years ago, but registered investment advisers really started using them only in the past five years. RIAs' use of ETF products rose 27% annually over the past five years, and accounted for $170 billion of the channel's total assets as of
Pros panic while retail investors stay cool
As strategists warned of calamity, investors dropped $3B a week into emerging-market funds.
Optimism from money management giants fails to stem outflow in emerging stocks
While emerging-market equities trade at the biggest valuation discount versus advanced-nation stocks since 2006, investors are concerned that slowing economic growth and reduced Federal Reserve stimulus will lead to more losses.
U.S. equity funds saw sharp outflows last week
Investors fled U.S. equity mutual funds last week on the heels of weak economic data
Fidelity operating income surges on stocks rally
Fidelity Investments, the second- largest U.S. mutual fund company, reported a 13% increase in operating income last year as the rally in equities boosted assets.
Global AUM to reach $100 trillion by 2020
The great recession was just a bump in the road for the asset management industry. By the year 2020, assets under management globally will exceed $100 trillion, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers released Tuesday. Currently, there are $64 trillion in assets under management, clocking
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February 27, 2014