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A 21-Year-Old Fund Firm's Prez Passes the Reins
Meanwhile, a sales and distribution leader is joining the team...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020
RAC Inducts Sixteen KPAs and Consultants
The trade group updates its board and broadens its field of membership...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020
A 65-Hospital Chain Suspends Its Match
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, a healthcare retirement plan sponsor is cutting a big 401(k) cost...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020
A Template Library and a Support Network For KPAs
A former advisor and industry veteran creates a series of kits that provide plan advisors with resources and information for their plan sponsors and participants...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020
iShares and the Godfather of ETFs Win Big
For the first time, these industry awards were not revealed at a celebratory dinner...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020
Ready Player 401k Conference
As the coronavirus crisis continues, a KPA-focused event is going online this month...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2020 - Reader Rating: 5
An Early Pay Specialist Buys a Mobile FinWellness Shop
The financial wellness provider "will be absorbed" into the parent company...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - Reader Rating: 1
A $141B-AUM Multinational's U.S. Ops Chief Departs
The 28-year-old firm's Americas office is in the Big Apple...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Views
Case of the Week: ESG and ERISA
ERISA consultants at the Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical topics related to IRAs, qualified retirement plans and other types of retirement savings plans, including nonqualified plans, stock options, and Social Security and Medicare. We bring Case of the Week to you to highlight the most relevant topics affecting your business...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Marsh Will Buy a $16B-AUA KPA RIA
The deal is expected to close this quarter and will combine the target with a Pennsylvania-based arm of the insurance agency...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Is There a Strong Chance That Congress Will Pass Retirement Plan Reform This Year?
The House Ways and Means Committee passed a new retirement bill as the Senate introduces an updated Act on retirement and savings..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Fielding Miller Lifts Out a $13B-AUA Team
CapTrust adds a trio of KPAs, plus support staff, in the southeast...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Check Your Ego to Lead This MF Giant
An asset management chief talks about his unusual career path and the firm's tough 2018...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Views
How Do Fundsters Support FA's Social Media Savvy?
Putnam continues to track the rising importance of social media networks to financial advisors...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Views
Eight Races For Financial Literacy
KPAs across the country are coming together to celebrate financial literacy in the fourth annual 4.01K Race. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Schultze Promotes Four As Matzke Retires
After 30-years in the industry, the ICMA-RC veteran will retire this week...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018
An 18-Year FNGN Vet Takes Over a Different Kind of 401k Sales Effort
The new hire joins a company that offers a service to insure participants against defaulting on their 401(k) loans...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018
In Defense of M*'s Stars, Take 42
Don Phillips compares the investment research giant's ubiquitous, 33-year-old ratings system to the grades students receive in school...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Views
Three NRP Alumni Team Up and Charge at Elite KPA M&A
A trio of familiar faces launch a new shop focused on advising 401(k) plan advisory firms on growing their shops in a variety of ways, including through M&A...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - Reader Rating: 4.75
Hancock Teams Up With an MLB All-Star
The insurer is working together with a former Red Sox star to promote retirement savings...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017
Overheard in Washington
73 days into the Trump presidency.....
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017
Filings for Fundsters - April 3, 2017
A compilation of the latest SEC filings!..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 Views
Arnerich Massena Promotes a Five-Year Employee
One consultant moves to a senior consultant position.....
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017
Delaware Transforms
This Philly fund firm adopts a new but familiar name .....
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 Views
An $11B London Shop Debuts in the U.S.
A London-based fixed-income shop powers its first US mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 Views
WSJ Talks 401k Leakage
Plan sponsors talk to the paper about the problem. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 - Reader Rating: 5
Axa Hires an RVP For the West
This recently hired wholesaler came to Axa from Lincoln Financial Group. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 - Reader Rating: 4
Previewing Tiburon and More in NYC, NICSA in Beantown
Chip Roame, Jim Fitzpatrick, and more will gather fundsters for events this week...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2017 Views
Consider Incubating Some Talent
Where do 401k advisors find young blood for their teams? A veteran retirement plan specialist is preparing a program to groom some recent college grads...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014
Bob Reynolds is Building "America's Retirement System," And He's Combining Three Providers to Do It
The Putnam and Great-West chief is buying J.P. Morgan's large market retirement plan business. He talked with 401kWire about the details...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Falcon Recommits While Selling JPM RPS
401kWire interviewed JPAM's retirement chief about the Great-West deal...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
With J.P. Morgan RPS Changing Hands, What Will Its 200 Plan Sponsors Do?
Ready, set, propose! …maybe. What the purchase of J.P. Morgan's recordkeeping business by Great-West might mean for some of their biggest clients...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
J.P. Morgan's Selling, and These DC I-Os Have the Most at Stake
Did you know the top 10 Asset Managers with the most assets in J.P. Morgan's Plans? Brightscope sure did. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 4.68
It's Official: Falcon's Selling J.P. Morgan's Large Plan Biz
The giant bank is leaving the jumbo 401k recordkeeping business...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Dimon Prepares to Sell Off Part of JPAM
MFWire broke in October news that Jamie Dimon was mulling a sale of part, or all, of its asset management biz. Well, he just sold off one piece today...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Fidelity Sends Investors To Alts School
Fido, Goldman Sachs, CAIS and Morningstar share their plans for education on alternative investments at a New York roundtable with the media...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 Views
Reynolds and Nelson Are About to Buy a Jumbo Market RKer
Updated | Even as Reynolds prepares to expand his role beyond Putnam, the former Fidelity bigwig and his Great-West counterpart are about to snap up another bundled retirement plan provider, one with a significant large plan business...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Iwry Tries to Simplify Plan-to-Plan Rollovers
The U.S. Treasury bigwig announced the new revenue ruling at DCIIA's Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. this morning. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Washington Metro Transit Authority Connects With New Provider
LFG boards a $385MM, 6,200-plus participant plan...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014
ExpertPlan Bids Adieu to Another C-Suiter
Another top exec is leaving the New Jersey-based Ascensus subsidiary...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014
Alts Are Graduating from College Radio
The mainstreaming of alts investments resembles what it was like when The Talking Heads, R.E.M. or The Cure made it to primetime...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2014 Views
Spangler Says HighMark Purchase is One Part of 2013 Growth Plan
The Nationwide Funds prez tells MFWire that the new funds address growing demand from advisors and customers, but his group continues to invest in distribution as well...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
An Alts Firm Charts Its Own Course Thanks to PE
$412.5M deal with two PE firms gives senior executives stake in asset manager as well as "more aligned partners." ..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
QPC Buys a 375-Plan TPA
The Midwestern TPA buys a nearby shop...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Nationwide's Spangler Unveils a $3.6B Mutual Fund Deal
The insurer will buy 17 equity and bond mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
HighMark's Money Market Fund Biz Sells
The reported deal is officially announced...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
GAO Takes on Rollovers
The agency calls on the DoL and the IRS to help participants more...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
A Philly Firm Lures an Oppenheimer Sales Honcho
New hire will cater to high net worth families and institutions for $22B asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Plan Participants Are Still More Conservative Than Pre-2008
The amount of money in equities is up from immediately after the crisis, but still not to 2006 levels...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Vanguard Pooh-Poohs the ETF Fee War
Investment strategist argues that fee ratios are not falling so much, as "running in place."..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
One of MassMutual's Affiliates Hires a Key Principal Exec
A 20-year veteran of the bundled provider and insurer moves on to a new gig...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - Reader Rating: 1
Gross Suffers His Lowest Inflows Since End of 2011
Pimco Total Return had $32 million in deposits in March..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 2
2012 Was a Good Year for Active Bonds
IndexUniverse reports that performed "unusually" well compared to benchmarks...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Vanguard vs. The FT
The low-cost mutual fund titan counters a report in the international biz pub...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Barron's Gives a Shout Out to a Fidelity Fund
Financial pub says fund is good at momentum...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Nationwide and Reich & Tang Buy the Pieces of an $8 Billion Shop
A California-based financial services company is reportedly selling its mutual fund business...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 3
HSBC Names a Sales Chief
The new hire comes from AXA Investment Managers...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Forbes Writer Praises Mansueto's Design Prowess
The M* founder focused on visual design early, according to this article...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Views
Anova Hires a DC Vet
The Beantown research firm brings an alum of ICMA-RC, SSgA, Cigna and Aetna on board...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
An Appeals Court Upholds Ameriprise's Fee Suit Victory
An appellate count has upheld a district court ruling in the case of Gallus v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
An RIA Touts a Partnership That Launched a Fund
CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors put out a release today on the formation of the partnership that led to launch of its first private label mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
A New Hire Leaves Transamerica
The veteran wholesaler has departed from the company for unknown reasons...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Thomasson Adds Outsourced RKing to DailyAccess' Strategic Plan
The DailyAccess chief brings on an executive director of outsourcing services...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1.5
A $2.6B Plan and a Fourth RKer Add Pru's IncomeFlex
The bundled provider gains more distribution for its guaranteed lifetime income product...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Principal Adds Three to its I-O Team
Updated | The new hires will concentrate on the RIA channel...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
RiverPark Launches a Mutual Fund By Conversion
The New York firm is converting an hedge fund into a mutual fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
U.S. Retirement Partners Makes Its 23rd Buy
The 403b specialists acquire a second Empire State shop...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A BNY Mellon Alum Takes Over Biz Dev at Ultimus
The firm looks to add fund firms being underserved by large banks to its client roster...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
DC Assets Rose By $200B
A trade group offers data on retirement plan assets...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
BPAS Offers New Wares to Participants
The retirement service plan provider has added a new web-based application for its participants...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Fink is Building a Brand
The BlackRock chief dreams of leading "the most respected asset-management company in the world."..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
iShares' Two New ETFs Fly With BATS
The giant ETF arm of BlackRock launches of a pair of new offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
"A Battleship Like Fidelity … Clearly Won the Day"
A local paper sees the Boston Behemoth shining in "its best first-quarter performance since 1998."..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
A Judge Smites a Fidelity Client For Swapping Out Vanguard Wellington
A federal judge orders the Boston Behemoth to cough up $1.7 million and orders a Fido client to pay $35.2 million..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Van Eck Taps Into International High Yield
The Market Vectors unit of the Big Apple mutual fund firm launches its 46th ETF...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Views
Target-Date Funds Fall Under the DoL and SEC's Microscope
The DoL and SEC are looking at target-date funds to determine whether regulatory steps are needed to address concerns surrounding the investment vehicles...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4.5
A New England DC Advisor Expands
A retirement plan specialist adds two advisors to his team and hunts for more...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 - Reader Rating: 3
A Top Touchstone Exec Jumps to American Beacon
Six months after joining Touchstone, the executive is moving on to take the top job at American Beacon...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Am Century, W&R Win Lipper "Best Fund Group Overall" Awards
Lipper names the winners of its fund awards...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views
Participant-Focused Benchmarkers Rank Large Plan Fees
Updated | An online startup continues its media blitz...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
Integrity's Finance Chief is Leaving
The CFO of Integrity Mutual Funds is departing the Minot, North Dakota-based firm next month...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views
A Fund Giant Plans to Eliminate B Shares
The fund firm plans to stop selling Class B and 529-B shares starting April 21...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views
The Latest Stable Value Scandal Hits Outside 401k
Another beleaguered plan sponsor feels some stable value pain, but this time the plan involved is not a 401k...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
Goldman Sachs Reportedly Helps a Fund Firm Look for Possible Buyers
Is another large money manager on the block?..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 3
WSJ Sees a Stable Value Fund Break the Buck
Another of the niche qualified plan offerings faces trouble...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Analysts Bump Up Their Forecasts on Asset Managers' Profits
Some analysts who track the asset management industry have raised their earnings forecasts, though concerns remain, reported Dow Jones' Sam Mamudi...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views
AllianceBernstein Plans to Cut 75 Jobs This Quarter
The New York City-based investment manager, which cut 237 jobs in the first quarter, plans to lay off 75 workers this quarter...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, April 03, 2009 Views
Jacobs Begins MMI Tenure
The MMI has a new chairman...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008
Merrill Plans Deep Job Cuts
Mother Merrill is disowning 10 to 15 percent of her children...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008
Free Fiduciary Advice: Will it Make Participants Bite?
New research from an industry consulting firm examines how participants feel about the new arrangement created by the PPA...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 - Reader Rating: 5
BlackStone? BlackRock? BlackBoulder? Well, Whoever
Sometimes getting bigger does not mean becoming better known. Years ago -- on June 4, 1998 to be exact -- the MFWire was at a Washington event only to witness the meeting between a BlackRock managing director and then-SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt .....
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Principal and Michigan Advisor Prove Their TRO Metal
A Michigan-based metalworking technology firm turns to the Principal to work with both its DB and its DC plans. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 - Reader Rating: 5
Natixis President and CEO Takes on Expanded Role
David Giunta takes leadership roles in several funds, as five other Natixis execs get promotions...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Bernanke Tells Congress Bear Bailout is a Myth
Ben Bernanke is defends his actions in the Bear Stearns crisis to Congress...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008
ADP Eyes Additions to its Sales Team
The executive in charge of the Roseland, New Jersey-based provider is looking to expand the sales force in the next four months...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 - Reader Rating: 3.67
WisdomTree Names Director of Institutional Sales
The Wall Street-domiciled ETF shop continues to build out its sales team...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Ray James Taps New Trading Co-Head
Raymond James Financial has hired a CIBC World Markets vet as senior managing director of equity trading...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008
Credit Suisse Taps a New U.S. Asset Management Head
David Blumer has moved on to another Swiss company...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Federated Launches a Large Cap Quant Fund
The Pittsburgh-based firm has rolled out the Federated MDT Large Cap Value Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Standard Vet Aligns With DC-Focused B-D
A California-based broker-dealer specializing in retirement plans wins over an advisor who used to work on the provider side of the table...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 - Reader Rating: 4
Fund Firms, Others Weigh in on the Summary Prospectus
The comment period for the SEC's short form prospectus is in full swing...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Top Tech Exec Out at Fidelity
Senior executives continue to trickle out of the Boston Behemoth...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Vanguard Global Index Fund to Set Sail
Vanguard will unveil its first global index fund this quarter...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2008 Views
Gadenne's Got Game!
A prime mover in the retirement income space, Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) founder and executive director, Francois Gadenne gives his take on RIIA and the future of the industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Reader Rating: 4
Is Manulife Shopping for a US Acquisition?
The Canadian insurance giant could be following up its 2004 purchase of John Hancock with another large US acquisition...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.83
Analyst Sees Deal for Manulife Ahead
The Canadian insurance giant could be shopping for a large acquisition in the US...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Reader Rating: 4
MassMutual's Brain Trust Spins Off from Parent
MassMutual's accumulation and distribution businesses are under one umbrella. Drew Dickey is working to help the insurer weather the retirement income storm...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
New York Provider Shaves Setup Costs
A Big Apple provider firm hopes to draw new business by waiving installation costs. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Bye Bye, Merrill Lynch Rule
A reader examines the implications, for the 401k industry, of vacating the broker-dealer exemption...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
A BD Exec Moves Up
The head of ING Advisors Network moves up a notch. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Who Says Fund Web Sites are Average?
A far reaching study measured the make of fund Web sites and found that they lag well behind those of retailers (but ahead of brokerage sites)...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
Texas Healthcare Firm Switches Providers
A healthcare firm based in Houston has gone with an Empire State provider for its $12 million DC plan...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Pioneer's High-Yield Fund Changes Hands
There are two new faces buying bonds for Pioneer Investments High-Yield fund. Executives at the Boston-based fund arm of Italy's UniCredito Italiano tapped .....
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 1.5
Dean Witter: 1924-2007, RIP
Morgan Stanley's melding of two into one is done. No, its no April Fools joke, the wirehouse merged its two principal US broker-dealers -- Morgan Stanley & Co. and Morgan Stanley DW, effective April 1. Morgan Stanley decision-makers, including James Gorman, are betting that the merger will enhance the integration of products and services across the firm's lines of business. The merger also marks the demise of another old Wall Street name (Dean Witter)...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2
Securities Industry Sets New Record
Business Week reports that The U.S. securities industry's 2006 pretax profits nearly doubled from a year earlier, hitting their highest level ever. 2006 pretax net income for the industry rose 88 percent to $33.1 billion from $17.1 billion in 2005. The previous record of $31.6 billion was set in 2000. This should not be a surprise to investors though as Wall Street firms months ago disclosed that their fourth-quarter and full-year results soared past previous benchmarks...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Taking the Cautious Boat to China
China Fund. Do you care? Do they care? If so click here. The Wall Street Journal gives fund manager Flavia Cheong her own write up in the paper. For those who didn't know, she is based in Scotland where she works for Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. US investors can buy her $700 million China Opportunities Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
Jeremy DeGroot Tells His Secrets
Litman/Gregory's Jeremy DeGroot puts on his gatekeeper's hat and recommends a portfolio of funds from a nest of no-load funds, including Oakmark, PIMCO, Brandywine, Federated, TCW, and Loomis Sayles. By the way the is the WSJ's second plug for the Loomis Sayles fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
Forget 401k Day! PSCA Makes 2007 401k Year!
PSCA embarks on a year-long 401k education campaign. They expect to reach thousands employed at small and mid-sized companies through employer participation...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Frustrated WSJ Reporters Learn to Be Sly
What to do when you can't get the interview...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.33
Good Press While Doom and Gloom Looms
Dan Fuss has done good in the fund business by saying there is no way to do good in the fund business...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Tax Efficient Funds Get a Plug
Former Street.com reporter Ian McDonald supports an idea that some fund mangers can get behind; teaching shareholder to find funds that are capital gains tax efficient...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
WSJ Goes Grave Dancing
Today in a special section of the The Wall Street Journal there is an article about the seven-year returns of mutual funds. We find ourselves asking: Is this article news?..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
Advisor 401K Boom at Fido
The Boston Behemoth's TPA product saw record growth last year. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3.5
A Wiser 401k?
A Big Apple passively-managed fund specialist targets the DC market. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Fund Execs Receive Unwelcome Letters
The WSJ reports that CtW Investment Group, the investment arm of labor federation Change to Win, which sponsors $180 billion in pension assets through affiliate unions has put funds on notice about their hiring practices. So far, 14 mutual funds have received the letters questioning their decisions to decisions to re-elect directors targeted for controversial pay packages last year. This pressure being placed on mutual funds and other large investors may lead them to cast their votes in ways that might impact pay for top executives...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
SEC Says "No" to Document Request
Being a arm of the federal government brings its privileges. SEC lawyers are just saying no to a request by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legal team for all documents related studies the SEC used to guide its independent chairman rule. The two sides have been fighting in court over the rule since 2004...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Views
Federated Investors Names New Trustee
James F. Will joined the board for Federated Investors funds on Monday. Will is the vice chancellor and president of Saint Vincent College and served as an executive at Armco, Inc., Cyclops Industries, and Kaiser Steel Corporation. He also serves on the board of the Alleghany Corporation...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006 Views
Delphi Favors 401(k), Freezes DB
The planned move could serve as a preview into the worst-case scenario for GM's defined benefit plans. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006
Florida Outsourcing Firm Introduces Roth 401(k)
Oasis Outsourcing, a broadly defined organization offering various outsourcing services for employers, has asserted its presence in the 401(k) arena by unveiling a Roth option...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006
Provider Cures Big Apple Hospital Plan
The operator of Albert Einstein College's University Hospital has a new provider for its $1 billion 403(b) plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006
RightPath Assets Top $700 Million
Invesmart is putting numbers on its RightPath efforts. Officials at plan administrator said Monday that bundled 401(k), investment advice and managed account service, has pulled in over $700 million in assets...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006
JNL Launches Rollover Campaign
Jackson National Life has rolled out a rollover campaign aimed at helping advisers better understand the risks and benefits faced by their clients when they consider distribution options from employer-sponsored plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006
Guinness Atkinson Launches Asia Pacific Fund
Guinness Atkinson has added to its range of Asian fund offerings with a new, no-load fund released Friday. The Guinness Atkinson Asia Pacific Dividend Fund represents a relatively conservative means of accessing and profiting from Asian economic growth...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006 Views
Vanguard Tapping Quant Managers
Vanguard is increasingly enlisting firms that specialize in quantitative investing for its actively managed funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006 Views
ProFunds Goes Short on Japan
ProFunds investors can now take aim at the Japanese stock market, whether they think it will rise or fall. Made available to investors last Wednesday, the UltraShort Japan ProFund bets the Nikkei 225 will fall, balancing the strategy of the UltraJapan ProFund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2006 Views
Pictet Liquidating Five Star Fund
The fund was just too small despite its high rankings...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Vanguard Says MSCI Move Not Related to Suit
The fund firm says it would have moved away from S&P indices even if the firms had not landed in court over licensing terms...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Money Manager Debuts Investment Advisory Service
The New York firm has signed up its first provider client for its plan-level advisory program. Investment research, selection and monitoring will be offered to 401(k) sponsors...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4.25
Managers Cutting Sales Costs
Average SMA wholesaler pay dipped 4.6 percent while ad spending plunged three-quarters, says FRC...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views
Two UBS Execs Move On
Jim Mullery and Steve Fisher have landed jobs at different firms inside the fund industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views
Neuberger Adds Two Portfolios to Wirehouse Wrap
The manager has won all-cap core and small-cap core mandates at one of the Big 5 wirehouses...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views
Putnam Disputes Report of Wholesaler Cuts
The firm is saying that reports of cuts in its wholesaler ranks are incorrect...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Fidelity May Be Altering Course
The Boston Behemoth is reportedly in talks with an analytics firm for managed account models. It would mean a shift to the SunAmerica ruling rather than 77-4...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Nationwide Beefs Up Fund Lineup
The Columbus-based provider is adding a best-selling fund family to its TPA-sold Best of America Retirement Resource Program...
401kWire.com - Thursday, April 03, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4
Westport Fund Closes
Janus Conversion Complete ... Buyer Beware. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - Reader Rating: 3
Here Comes the Sun
Sun Capital acquires TPA...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - Reader Rating: 3
No Loads Only Please
A plan in the Rust Belt is looking to add investment options...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - Reader Rating: 3
Katz Out of the Bag
The RogersCasey exec makes a move...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - Reader Rating: 3
AIG Moves on Prudential
State Street Promotes Two ... Portman-Cardin Hearing ... American Express's New 401(k) Web Site ... Domini Lands on Massachusetts Retirement Plan ... Deutsche Opens Three Funds ... SIPC Restores $5 Million in Stolen Assets ... AIG Moves on Prudential..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
New Competition in 529 Space
529 plan players -- make room for one more...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
AIG Moves on Prudential
State Street Promotes Two ... Portman-Cardin Hearing ... American Express's New 401(k) Web Site ... Domini Lands on Massachusetts Retirement Plan ... Deutsche Opens Three Funds ... SIPC Restores $5 Million in Stolen Assets ... AIG Moves on Prudential..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Munder Sways in Market Winds
As plummeting fund assets knock the firm down, Munder strikes back with a new branding campaign and other marketing strategies...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Susquehanna Health System Gets Vendor Check-up
The PA sponsor has tapped a new provider for its DC plans...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Morningstar Gains One
Yet another advice alliance enters the field...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
After Cuts, Firm Prepares Marketing Campaigns
Despite a raft of job eliminations, a foreign subsidiary forges ahead with two marketing schemes...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Third Party Aggregates for a Clear Future
An Atlanta-based vendor partners with Windy City firms in advice venture...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Hay-Adams Says "Hey" to New Plan
The Hay-Adams Hotel of Washington, DC is starting a new 401(k) plan, Cherry Crawford, human resources assistant, told the 401kWire.com. The plan will have 80 participants when it begins...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
TIAA-CREF Adding Five Funds
More funds for teachers means, among other things, socially conscious investments...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Waddell Adds Tax-Managed Fund to Lineup
A new tax-mamaged equity fund is being launched by this Overland Park managment firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Exec Lights Up at GE
The firm's asset management group has a new vice president...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Vanguard Reduces Transaction Fees
Valley Forge's Vanguard Group has eliminated the transaction fees on five of its index funds, and lowered fees on three others...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Wanted: Older Workers
Pending Social Security legislation forecasts new trends in retirement...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, April 3, 2000
Deutsche Europe fund tops in first quarter ... International funds gathering assets at record pace ... Tech slump could give value more value...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, April 3, 2000
Deutsche Europe fund tops in first quarter ... International funds gathering assets at record pace ... Tech slump could give value more value...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
DAC Aligns with Brokers
For its latest 401k service, the Alabama firm looks once again to teaming up with brokers...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Dot Com Comes to DAC
Daily Access Concepts has changed its name to DailyAccess.Com, Greg Carpenter, ceo at the firm, told the 401kWire.com. The new change comes as the firm introduces its new product, Discovery K...
401kWire.com - Monday, April 03, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
New First Union Employees Riled by Lack of Company Stock
Don't expect to win by doing the right thing. This may be the advice provided by First Union Corporation to plan sponsors tackling the issue of company stock. In fact, First Union managed to alienate enough employees over the issue to garner an article in the April 2 Richmond Times-Dispatch. The story is not the typical stock story -- in this case former employees of Signet Bank are up in arms over a decision made by officials at Fleet to limit their exposure to a company stock fund. The employees, it seems, have missed a 55% run up in their old stock...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Weekly Roundup
Choice and Speed Make a Difference

What ingredients do 401(k) providers need in order to make a sale to a sponsor? The exact recipe may be as impossible to determine as the old alchemists' formula for turning lead into gold. But there are some important factors that can be deduced...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Judy Diamond Launches New Directory
Judy Diamond & Associates, the Washington, D.C.-based publisher or employee benefit and pension databases, will be offering its The Standard Directory of 401(k) Plans, 1998-1999 for sale on Monday, April 6, 1998. Once again, there are two separate directories: one that provides data on plans with less than $5 million in assets and one that focuses on plans with more than $5 million in assets...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Wells Fargo Grabs Some of Kravitz's Business
You may have noticed the flurry of movement among some of Louis Kravitz & Associates' former clients to Wells Fargo Bank, headquartered in San Francisco. In "Kravitz Outsource Daily Recordkeeping to Union Bank" the 401kWire noted that Union Bank of California was going to be taking over Kravitz's recordkeeping and administrative functions for the daily valued accounts. But all may not be going according to plan. Instead, a regional cat fight has broken out between the two leading providers of bank 401(k)'s in California...
401kWire.com - Friday, April 03, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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