The Most Popular Stories of 2020
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Most Popular Stories of 2020

Here's a look back on 2020 and the most-read stories each month in the advisor-sold asset management industry.

Jennifer M. "Jenny" Johnson
Franklin Resources, Inc.
President, CEO
The 16 Most-Admired Fund Firms (January 23)
A number of U.S. asset managers (and parents of U.S. asset managers) landed on a business magazine's new list.

Franklin Buys an $806B-AUM Rival (February 18)
The $4.5-billion, all-cash deal was expected to close in Q2.

Help FAs Navigate the Crisis (March 20)
A trade group offered advisors perspectives from a host of different asset managers.

A Consultant to Fundsters Dies (April 30)
He co-founded a consulting firm that has supported some of the world's biggest asset managers.

A Multi-Boutique's Ex-CEO Dies At 59 (May 28)
The executive was a founding principal at the publicly traded, acquisitive asset manager.

A Putnam C-Suite Alum Joins a Fund Firm's Parent's Board (June 5)
The exec also sits on a board for an ETF family and a BDC.

The Neuberger Team Mourns an Ex-MF Chief (July 24)
The former exec spent more than 38 years at the Gotham asset manager.

Time to Prepare Now for the Future of Wholesaling (August 10)
A reader shared what she was hearing from sales manager about how they're preparing.

A Subadvised Startup Opens, With an ESG Quant Ally (September 29)
The entrepreneurs are also teaming up with an active ETF player and a series trust.

Trump or Biden? Gundlach Predicts (October 29)
Yet the DoubleLine chief said he wasn't as confident as he was when he called it in 2016.

Victory Will Buy a 38-Year-Old Equity Team (November 5)
The deal will add a tenth investment franchise to the publicly traded multiboutique.

Bye, Bye, Pioneer, Except ... (December 1)
Amundi is rebranding its U.S. asset management arm.

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