November 16, 2000
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November 16, 2000

Schwab Buys Research Firm
From CBS.MarketWatch
Charles Schwab is buying Chicago Investment Analytics, which provides research to investors on the institutional side.

Heartland Advisors Warns Investors of Bond Funds
From Wall Street Journal
As if Heartland investors haven't heard enough ulcer-aggravating news, the fund company warns that redemption payment from the two troubled funds may be delayed as much as a week. In the wake of a generous helping of lawsuits, the Wisconsin company and its investors may be experiencing heartburn.

Wendt's headaches grow at Conseco
From InvestmentNews
Conseco hemorrhages management, throwing a wrench in CEO Gary Wendt's plans to turn the company around. Although Conseco's miraculously maintained an even keel so far, the departures continue as Strong Capital Management has been winning over Conseco's investing team.

European Investors Slow Stock Mutual Fund Inflows
From Wall Street Journal
Continental investors become skittish in the face of international stock uncertainty. Since fund managers themselves have a grim outlook, who can blame them from slowing investment?

Asia's Fund Houses Race to Meet Demand for Guaranteed Returns
From Wall Street Journal
In a new trend, Asian funds are trying to hook consumers with a variety of investment guarantees. In a volley of one-upmanship, companies have gone to new lengths, employing enigmatic tactics.

One on One
From InvestmentNews
William Fries of Thornburg Investment Management chatted with InvestmentNews about the Thornburg Value Fund.

From Mutual Funds Magazine
Putnam Investments economics advisor Robert Goodman and Banc One Investment Advisors economic advisor Anthony Chan commented on the domestic economy. T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund manager James Seddon commented on the European economy.

Undiscovered Fund
From Mutual Funds Magazine
James Jundt discussed his funds, particularly the Jundt Twenty-Five Growth fund.

Stong's Tom Pence
Strong Enterprise Fund's portfolio manager Tom Pence talked about his fund.

SSGA CEO Goes to Harvard
From Wall Street Journal
State Street CEO Marshall Carter is hitting the books. He has accepted a post at Harvard's Kennedy School for Government.

Invesco Offers Fund
Invesco is introducing its Global Growth Fund, aggressively managed and hedge-like, in December.

Prospect looms large for political paralysis
From InvestmentNews
Legislation aimed at increasing 401(k) contributions has soared past both the House and Senate as the country hems and haws over its top seat. While Gore and Bush play legal tag over the Florida ballots, other legal measures hang in the balance, teetered by political uncertainty.

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