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Bridge Builder's Lead Widens
M* updates flows data for ETFs and long-term, open-end mutual funds for August 2018...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018
Tremko Hires in Pittsburgh
The USI CG prez adds a new retirement sales position...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018
Wagner Adds Two Lawyers in Beantown
One new hire specializes in international tax and benefits law, while the other focuses on tax and securities...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018 - Reader Rating: 5
Schwab's Participant Count Rises Five Percent
Corrected | For the second month in a row, Schwab has experienced an increase in the number corporate retirement plan participants...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018
Week In Preview, September 17-23
Today the Expect Miracles team is hosting a new event in the Garden State...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018
Week In Preview, September 17-23
This week the NAGDCA, NAPA, and Relius teams are all hosting events...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2018
KPA Chronicles: How To Become a More Profitable Advisor
KPAs, have you been itching your head trying to figure out how to grow your business the most organic way possible? ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015
An East Coast Shop Converts Its Only Money Fund
Another mutual fund company is exiting the money market business, in this case by converting its sole money fund into an ultrashort-term bond fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015 Views
Construction Firm Shakes Up DC Plans and Fires RKer
A merger brings changes... ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Reader Rating: 5
SSGA's Axsater Says Participants Are Confident But Sponsors Must Set Goals
And what is the Australian Paradox? ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015
BNY Mellon Retirement Has a New Master
The new co-heads of global distribution for the bank's asset management arm have streamlined their distribution leadership. Among other changes, that puts a different exec above the DC I-O efforts here in the U.S...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015
A Retirement Plan Services Consultant Expands Into the TPA Business
A Rochester, New York-based retirement plan services consultant, recently announced its expansion into the TPA business!..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Reader Rating: 1
Retirement Advisory Council Names New Board Members
On Tuesday, the runoff elections for the open seat on the board seat in the advisor college have officially been named. ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015
12 Fund Firms Suffer More Than $1B In Outflows, Each
August was a rough month in the markets, and it was a rough month for most of the big mutual fund shops, too. M*'s latest flows data shows just how hard it was...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015 Views
This Miami KPA Now Uses This Super OSJ
401kWire has learned that this native Miami 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) has a new OSJ alignment...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015
Bob Reynolds Favors This Presidential Candidate
The Putnam chief reveals who he wants to take Obama's place...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2015 Views
Kranefuss Returns to the U.S. ETF Biz
He's helping bring a global firm, with $19 billion in AUM, into the United States...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 4
This Alts CEO Doesn't Worry About Fund Platforms
The head of this Ridgefield, Conn.-based asset shop focuses solely on institutional allocators to sell its multi-manager alts fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Views
Marcia Wagner Extends Her Reach in Florida
The ERISA legal eagle adds a new branch in the Sunshine State...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Wells Fargo Aces Signatures
The PSCA hands out its 2014 awards...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Mutual Of Omaha's John Corrieri is Hiring
....due to the initial launch of Mutual of Omaha's presence in fiduciary administration that took place in June. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Reader Rating: 3
Iwry Wants Tweaks
The Treasury's top retirement regulator proposes 401k 3.0. Yet it sounds more like 401k 2.1a, pushing to 401k 2.1b...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Maybe Congress Should Ratify the '40 Act All Over Again
Updated | Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission are flexing their asset management enforcement muscles, launching probes and mulling all sorts of new regulations. Yet there may be a regulatory tool that addresses all of the agency's contemporary concerns: it's called the Investment Company Act of 1940...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Views
Smith Explains ING's New R6 Shares
ING U.S. Investment Management has rolled out a new share class targeted at DC and DB plans. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Reader Rating: 4.83
Deloitte Hires a Fund Researcher
Appointment is the latest in an ongoing trend by Big Four firms to embrace the fund space...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
American Beacon Advisors is Putting a New Strategy Into Play
American Beacon Advisors [profile] is changing one of its investment strategy. Under normal circumstances, American Beacon Stephens Small Cap Growth Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of small capitalization companies. The Fund considers a company to be a small capitalization company if it has a market capitalization, at the time of investment, similar to the market capitalizations of the companies in the Russell 2000 Index. [SEC Filing] ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
A Fidelity Fund gets a New Co-Manager
From September 2013, John Roth is appointed as co-manager of Fidelity Advisor New Insights Fund. Roth also manages other funds. Since joining Fidelity Investments [profile] in 1999, Roth has worked as a research analyst and PM. William Danoff is another co-manager of the fund and he has managed since July 2003. [SEC Filing]..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
K2/D&S Management is Launching a New Fund
K2/D&S Management Co. (K2 Advisors) is newly launching Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund this year. The fund aims to gain capital appreciation with lower volatility relative to the broad equity markets. Anticipated investment strategies are Long Short Equity Strategies, Relative Value Strategies, Event Driven Strategies, and Global Macro Strategies. David C. Saunders and William A. Douglass, III. will be the Founding Managing Director of K2 Advisors and PM of the fund. [SEC Filing] ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
What a Difference an Advisor Makes
Victory's DCI-O Scott Neeb's new in-depth look at retirement fees, explores the importance of the retirement plan advisor...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Reader Rating: 3
Gottex Fund Management is Launching a New Product
Gottex Fund Management is newly launching Gottex Tactical Endowment Fund this year. The fund plans to employ a multi-asset, multi-strategy, alternative investments and thus anticipates that the fund will have exposure to global equities, global fixed income, alternative/hedge fund investments, private equity, and real asset strategies. William J. Landes, Ph.D., will be the Chief Investment Officer and PM of the fund. [SEC Filing]..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Centre Asset Management Acquires New Partners, Makes SubAdvisory Changes
At an in-person meeting on September 13, 2013, the Board of Trustees of Drexel Hamilton Mutual Fund determined to approve new investment advisory arrangements for each of Drexel Hamilton Centre American Equity Fund, Drexel Hamilton Centre Global Equity Fund and Drexel Hamilton Multi-Asset Real Return Fund.

On September 14, 2013, Centre Asset Management ("Centre") acquired all of the equity interests of Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners ("DHIP"). DHIP has served as the investment adviser to each fund since its inception, and Centre has served as the sub-adviser to Drexel Hamilton Centre American Equity Fund and Drexel Hamilton Centre Global Equity Fund since the funds' inception.

Since September 14, 2013, Centre has not served as sub-adviser to Drexel Hamilton Centre American Equity Fund and Drexel Hamilton Centre Global Equity Fund. Centre will continue to perform the day-to-day portfolio management of the funds. There was no change in portfolio managers of such funds as a result of the acquisition. Effective as of September 14, 2013, James A. Abate has replaced Andrew Bang as the PM of the Drexel Hamilton Mutil-Asset Real Return Fund. [SEC Filing]..

MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
M*'s Russel Kinnel Pens His Fantastic 51 Funds List
Morningstar's Russel Kinnel covers 51 funds he says meet certain standards, including good returns and Morningstar ratings. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
PACE Select Advisors Trust is Changing its Key Players
At the recommendation of UBS Global Asset Management ("UBS Global AM") [profile], the fund manager of PACE Large Co Value Equity Investments and PACE International Equity Investments, the Board of PACE Select Advisors Trust (the "Trust") [profile] has appointed Los Angeles Capital Management and Equity Research ("LA Capital") to serve as a new additional investment advisor to the funds. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
A PM Switch-Up Comes to a Guinness Atkinson Funds
Some PM changes have been made at Guinness Atkinson Funds [profile]...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 5
MainStay Turns to That Old Ad Mainstay: Performance
MainStay Investments tripled its AUM over the past few years, allowing the company to launch an ad campaign, MainStay states. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
An Aston Fund Closes to New Investors
Effective after the close of business on Friday, October 18, 2013, the ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund is closed to new investors until further notice, with some exceptions. The Fund determines if the exception processing is operationally feasible and will not harm the Fund's investment process. [SEC Filing]..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
The HighMark Deal is Done
The acquisition of 17 equity and bond funds is now completed. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Participants are Confidently Shaking in Their Boots
Natixis Global Asset Management Durable Portfolio Construction Research Center finds that most American investors feel good about where they're headed with retirement, and also like they haven't got a clue. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Reader Rating: 5
Morningstar Reports Fund Flows for August
Morningstar reported flows for the month of August, with equities gaining flows and bonds continuing to see outflows, as expected. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
A DC Giant's Chief Could Take Over the Fed
Who will President Obama pick to succeed Ben Bernanke?..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Could a Fundster Become the Next Fed Chair?
Odds are improving for a prominent fund CEO...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 1
Hartford Moves More Fundsters to Radnor
Hartford moved its headquarters and is adding staff to its Radnor site. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Doll Opines about Fed, Syria, and Congress
Nuveen Investments' Bob Doll writes about Fed policy, Syria and other macroeconomic themes. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Reuters Covers Morgan Creek's New Alt Fund
The newswire takes a gander at Yusko's foray into '40 Act Land...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Fundsters: Investors Don't Believe the Fed
Bloomberg News reports on investors' pricing Fed concerns into the market. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
US News Digs into Pimco's Pain
U.S. News and World Report reported on Pimco's massive outflows. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Can Advisors Trust Money Market Funds Again?
The WSJ reported on advisors' fears riskier money market funds. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
See Which Fundsters Are the Richest Now
A few fund industry insiders made it into the Forbes 400 List. Read to find out who the lucky fundsters are. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Rekenthaler: Financial Crisis Cemented Bogle's Reputation
Morningstar's John Rekenthaler reflects on the five year anniversary of the financial collapse. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Views
Busting Stable Value Myths
Chris Tobe asserts in a new whitepaper that the bad rap of stable value is mostly hype...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2.67
Rochte Will Do More Than Just Create Fidelity's ETFs
The new division will leverage Fido's expertise in sector investment management...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Vanguard Is Still Kicking All Your Asses
And here are the four other firms leading the pack. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Exchange-Traded Concepts Launches Distribution Arm
The ETF firm expects to sign a contract with a "major industry name" within 2-3 weeks...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Pyxis Brings In a Senior Exec
The Dallas-based firm has brought in a former Janus director...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
ING's C-Suite Officially Reorgs
A company release doesn't mention departed president Rob Leary...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3.25
Fidelity Goes RFP Hunting in Alaska
Fidelity has won a $160MM mandate away from Prudential...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012
An RKer Picks a Mid-Atlantic Sales Chief
The new regional chief will help lead sales in Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Maryland...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Reader Rating: 3
A Long Island TPA Expands in Manhattan
A producing and RKing shop now has a new satellite in Rockefeller Center...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 - Reader Rating: 1
Fiduciary Management Says "Yes" to Barron's
The fund is in the rejection business but it took an interview with the reporters at Barron's...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Gundlach Predicts and Recruits
Bloomberg and InvestmentNews both highlight the star fixed income PM...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Barron's Says Invesco Is Too Cheap
The investment bank Sandler O'Neill & Partners published a report on Invesco's stock price...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Katz Lets Loose on Legg and BlackRock
Citi analyst William Katz is not shy about putting his opinions on funds out into the open...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Bair Fires a Shot Over Money Market Reform Failure
The former FDIC chair expressed "disappointment" over SEC impasse. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
The SEC Sues a Twin Cities Manager
The current suit is just the latest to face the manager, according to the Star Tribune...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2012 Views
Witkos Gains a Bigger Role at Eaton Vance
The head of Eaton Vance's retail distribution takes on broader duties...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
Plan Sponsors Stepped Up to the Plate in '09
A new PSCA suvey shows plan sponsors playing a more proactive role in their participants' retirement plans than in the past. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 - Reader Rating: 1
RPAG Speakers Ponder What Drives Advisor Success
About 360 advisors, provider sponsors and RPAG team members gather in Southern California for the sixth RPAG conference...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Virtus' Terranova Works on a Book
Joe Terranova signs a deal for a book that will be published in 2012...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
Eaton Vance Taps a Mellon Vet to Run Institutional
The new hire will oversee business development in the retirement plan and endowment and foundation markets in North America...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Hartford Sees Growing Partnerships Between Advisors, TPAs
A Hartford executive says advisors and TPAs are increasingly teaming up to serve small and medium sized DC plans...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010
What's the Latest Buzz on Pioneer?
More names have cropped up as possible suitors...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Happy 20th, Will Danoff
Fidelity's Will Danoff has achieved what few other PMs have done...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
The Average 401k Mutual Fund Expense Ratio Rose in '09
An ICI reports shows average expense ratios edged up for stock and bond funds in 401k Plans last year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
A $1.1B Money Fund Family Still Waives Fees
A Midwestern bank promises not to bring some waived expenses back to its money market mutual funds until interest rates rise...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
Fidelity Bags a $2.3 Billion Mandate
The Boston Behemoth has won a contract to serve as the sole 403b provider for a university...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
Money Market Fundsters Frown Upon Moody's Proposal
The WSJ takes a look at different reactions to a new rating system offered up by the firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2010 Views
Sun Life Lures a Top Columbia Manager
A managing director departs the BofA subsidiary...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
Open Architecture Providers Bundle Services With a TD Alum
A DC trust veteran leads a new alliance of unbundled advisors, recordkeepers, TPAs and trustodians...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4.5
AllianceBernstein Consolidates Retail Under a New Chief
The asset manager brings an exec across the Atlantic while moving a top sales manager to a new role...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
BlackRock's Fink Attacks Trading Fees
The firm acquiring BGI is developing its own technology to conquer growing fees...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
An Insurer Searches For a New DC Chief
The top retirement exec spot at one provider opens up. Who will fill it?..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
Higher Ed Pre-Retirees Want Advice
TIAA-CREF says plan participants also worry about health care costs...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009
SSgA Spins a New SPDR
A new ETF from the Boston asset manager joins the market today...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
Phase One of MFS' New DC Program Advances
The fund firm launches a new program for DC Advisors and wholesalers...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009
A Rollover Alum Joins an RKing TPA
Updated | A North Carolina-based firm grabs an open-architecture veteran for a new services team...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Reader Rating: 1
Is a Canadian Fund Feud a Sign of Things to Come?
A Canadian provincial government makes the most recent attack in an going battle with the mutual fund industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Hancock's Parent Acquires a Fund Firm Up North
ManuLife buys a Canadian asset manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
Long-Terms Funds Continue Their Winning Streak
Non-money-market funds are seeing unprecedented growth, though domestic stock funds still struggle...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views
Citi's Chief Expects to Kiss Smith Barney Goodbye
It looks like Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will end up solely in the hands of Morgan Stanley...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
The Expiration of the Money Fund Guarantee Looms
The WSJ examines money market fund woes...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Wachovia, Morgan Stanley Explore a Merger
Bob Steel must be paying close attention to Charlie Gasparino...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
AIG and Lehman Aftershocks Head For Three DC Vendors
As the financial news continues to shock this week, watch for some of the waves to affect the retirement space, and not just in lower mutual fund performance. More provider deals could be on the horizon...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Reader Rating: 5
Dreyfus Plans Launch of a Sustainability Fund
The Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary is working on a global sustainability fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views
Oak Value Promotes One
The Oak Value Fund will soon have a new co-manager...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views
Campbell Takes On Miller In the Senate
The EBSA chief testifies on DC fee disclosure, alongside other industry insiders, before another Congressional committee...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Fund Firms Tout the Health of their Money Funds
Fund firms rushed to inform investors that their money market funds do not share the same fate as The Reserve's Primary Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views
The Morgan Stanley Stakeout Begins
CNBC's Charlie Gasparino has picked up his stakes and moved from Lehman's backyard to Morgan Stanley's...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
401ks are Best Suited to a Changing World
David Wray kicked off the 61st PSCA conference with words of reassurance and mission for plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
San Diego County Selects a Deferred Comp Provider
The county awarded a contract for its $768-million deferred compensation plans...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Reader Rating: 1
403b Acquirer Clears its Fourth Deal
An Ohio firm joins a new national network of specialists in the DC K-12 schools market...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Crowds Are Restless at Neuberger Berman
Lehman may not fetch the price its wants for crown jewel Neuberger Berman if it doesn't act quickly...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Russell, Wachovia to Shore Up Money Funds with Lehman Exposure
In the wake of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy filing, Russell and Wachovia take steps to shore up money market funds with exposure to Lehman...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views
UPDATE 1 | Shrapnel From Lehman Implosion Hits Bent and Co.
The Reserve's money market fund has broken the buck...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Views
Stable Value Specialist Moves On To M&A
An asset management analyst jumps to a Chitown consulting firm, according to an industry insider. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2
Morningstar Intros Five New Indexes
Morningstar has introduced five new fully collateralized commodity futures indexes...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007
Confluence Unites to Make First Totally Integrated Fund Admin Platform
Confluence has taken its fund administration products to the next level with its new Unity platform...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 1.3
SAM is Ready for U.S. Debut
U.K. asset manager Sustainable Asset Management is set to announce the availability of its investment strategies within the U.S...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
New Paper Offers Guidelines for Target-Fund Selection
A new paper offers guidelines to plan fiduciaries on choosing target-date funds...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 1.67
Insurer Targets 401k With New Lifecycle Managed Accounts
A Midwestern provider unveils a program designed to help participants allocate their money. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2
John Hancock Becomes the First to Submit XBRL Filing for the SEC's Risk/Return Taxonomy
Bowne & Co has completed the first XBRL filing for the Risk/Return Taxonomy submitted by a third-party mutual fund EDGAR filer, on behalf of the John Hancock Bond Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 5
FINRA Feels the Excitement in Anticipation of Mediation Settlement Day
Have a problem with a pesky broker or client, but don't have the money to get it taken care of?..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
New Report Heralds the Advent of 401(k) 2.0
Russell contends that changes to the traditional 401(k) will eventually make it a whole new animal...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Public Plan Sponsors Want Parity ... But Not Too Much
A reports from NAGDCA at Indian Wells. The push for the creation of one type of DC plan for all is on the back burner for now, says a lobbyist representing public plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007
Forum Sparks Online Total Retirement Income Push
A wirehouse giant unveils an exclusively web-based marketing campaign based on four mega-sites. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 1
MFS Chooses BladeLogic to Provide Data Automation Solutions
MFS has chosen BladeLogic to provide a suite of data center automation solutions to streamline configuration management and compliance assurance processes across all of its server and application environments...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
American Beacon Money Market Funds Make a Mark
American Beacon's U.S. Government Money Market Funds have reached $1.2 billion in assets under management...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
Very Un-Stormy Days ahead for Marsh & McLennan with Top Exec's Departure
Brian Storms is out as the CEO of Marsh & McLennan's insurance brokerage...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
The WSJ Takes a 401k Page From the Bogle Handbook
In discussing a recent study on index funds in DC plans, the Journal sounds an awful lot like the Vanguard founder and a certain Congressional leader. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 2
Accumulating Assets Lead Lord Abbett to Restructure Executive Team
Lord Abbett is expanding its management structure in response to overall asset growth...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
First Albany to Get New Name in the Wake of a Deal
In light of the closing of the sale of its Municipal Capital Markets business to Depfa Bank, First Albany Companies will be renamed Broadpoint Securities Group...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
IndexIQ Beefs Up Product Offerings with New Managed Account Products
IndexIQ is launching two new families of managed account products...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007
IndexIQ Taps ProFunds Vet as New President
IndexIQ has hired Agustin “Gus” Fleites as its new president...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2
New Schwab Report Highlights Asset Growth
Schwab has released it's Monthly Market Activity Report for August...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007
The Mutual Fund Store Adds New CFO
The Mutual Fund Store has hired Chris E. Elliott as chief financial officer...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007
Mutual Fund Proxy Votes: More Disclosure, More Confusion
Sometimes getting what you want doesn't turn out like you had pictured it: case in point, disclosure of mutual fund proxy votes...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
U.S. Stock Funds Fall from Investor's Favor
U.S. stock funds saw some of the lowest inflows since 1994 in the 12 months ended in July of this year...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
SEC Zeroing in on Fund Pricing
The SEC is becoming increasingly interested in how mutual funds value their holding amid recent market volatility...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2
ICI to SEC: Rename, Don't Ditch, 12b-1
As the SEC weighs what to do about 12b-1 fees, an industry trade group warns against going too far...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2007 Views
Seen and Heard: Did Fund Companies Experience Success at the FPA?
If you could not make it to the FPA in Denver, here is one take away: advisors are still overwhelmingly bullish -- that is if you consider a bulls vs. bears giveaway by UMB Scout Funds to be an accurate poll...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 5
FASCorp Lassos ADP Sales Exec
The outsourced recordkeeping arm of Great-West lands a senior sales pro from ADP Retirement...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Newport Group Adds West Coast Sales Pro
The DC plan administrator taps a sales executive to build its presence in the Western U.S...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Arnerich Massena Partners on New Ed Products
The education specialist has paired up with a data processor and printer for its latest line of materials. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Brit Papers Say Amvescap in Play. Not Likely
British papers report on takeover rumors and identify a pair of possible suitors as speculators drive up Amvescap share price. But the rumors do not add up...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Is There Anything to the Amvescap Sale Rumors?
Probably not. London papers have been speculating for the past couple of days that London-based Amvescap is in takeover play. While one report offers up a possible buyer, they generally offer no evidence of other than a rising share price and the money manager's recent settlement with the SEC. Of course, it is just as likely that the settlement itself is goosing the stock ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004 Views
A Fund is a Fund by Any Other Name
You may have noticed that a number of fund firms caught in the market timing and late trading scandals now have a new name. While a name change may seem a desperate (and expensive) strategy to some, it is one that often works according to experts quoted in a Washington Post article Friday. Perhaps, even, it should be a strategy fund firms add to their permanent playbooks...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Late-Trading B-D Sues Lawyer
There is more fallout in Eliot Spitzer's probes into late trades in mutual funds. Thursday two former officers of Brean Murray & Co. -- a New York-based broker-dealer that had the dubious distinction of being able to claim Canary Capital Partners as a client -- filed a suit against Piper Jaffrey attorney Michael Hirschberg claiming that they got bum legal advice, according to Bloomberg News...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 2004
Ohio Bank Adds Ed Curriculum
The bundled provider beefs up its planning tools for participants...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4
Boehner Intros Pension Fix
The Ohio Republican offers up the no-fuss replacement for the 30-year yield...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - Reader Rating: 5
ADP Adds Tools, Content to Web
ADP Retirement Services announces a deal with a third-party content service...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - Reader Rating: 1
Putnam Hires Arnold as SVP
She will head the team of European stock pickers at the Marsh unit...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 2
Ex-Fido Trader Banned
The SEC has barred a former Fidelity trader from working in the securities industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Views
Nations Funds Flows Hold Steady
Early word is that flows into the BofA funds are holding steady...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003
BGI Wins Two ETFs From Merrill Lynch
The exchange-traded funds will be rebranded as part of the iShares family...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Views
How Did the Media Cover the $2 Million Morgan Stanley Fine?
Morgan Stanley tells Mass prosecutors it broke no laws ... Galvin says fine is slap on the pinky ... Britney Spears is mentioned by all...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 Views
Sihpol Posts $750,000 in Bail
Lawyer: He will plead not guilty to Canary charges...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Some STC Clients Pull Business
Outsourced recordkeeping firms confirm some STC clients have moved. [Originally posted 9/16/2003 9:13 AM]...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - Reader Rating: 5
Lipper Enhances Fund Evaluation Tool
Firm reaches out to advisors with enriched free product...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 Views
Ohio Firm Adds Small Cap Growth Fund
This fund firm sees an opportunity in the small cap market cycle...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 Views
Bank Retools Plan Web Site
The bundled provider aims to step up service to sponsors and participants...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002
T. Rowe Simplifies Rollovers
The provider is offering a one-step rollover in bid for participant accounts...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Web Firm Targets CPAs
It sees Fall as a natural time for accountants to refer business...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Simple Plans on Sale
One vendor is waiving annual fees on Simple plans for sponsors who sign up by Oct. 1...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 17, 2002
NYSE Opens Doors to ETFs
The fund-like products are without a home after the disaster last week. But the generosity of the NYSE kept trading going. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
A Conference Put on Hold
Quasar Distributors fund conference did not get off the ground last Tuesday...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Insurer Names Co-Manager with Alger
Concerns over the loss of key employees at Fred Alger have led American Skandia to name an interim co-manager for fund. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Union Banks Drills Deep
The firm has forged an alliance and is targeting small businesses...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
In the Wake of a Catastrophe
The NDCC issues a statement encouraging participants not to panic...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Wall Street Reopens
Cantor Opens Crisis Web Site ... IFS Says All Systems Good ... Gabelli Announces $10 Million Buyback ... Aon Mourns 250 ... Neuberger is Fully Operational ... Fund Firms Expect Added Calls ... Franklin Resources Assets Slipped in August...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Wall Street Reopens
Cantor Opens Crisis Web Site ... IFS Says All Systems Good ... Gabelli Announces $10 Million Buyback ... Aon Mourns 250 ... Neuberger is Fully Operational ... Fund Firms Expect Added Calls ... Franklin Resources Assets Slipped in August. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 17, 2001 - Reader Rating: 3
Week of September 17, 1999
RFP Roundup

The Weekly Roundup is a regular column examining the RFPs that appeared on our pages and the pages of other publications this week...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Supermarket Shopping; This Week's Blue-Light Specials
Several companies have added new funds to the major NTF platforms this week, most notably American Century which has finally caved in and made 45 of its products available on Fidelity...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Bogle Resigns
In a surprise twist, Vanguard's Jack Bogle has resigned from the fund company's board after the Board waived its mandatory retirement rule...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
(K)arl on the Wire: Time for Research
The 401kWire.com is pleased to introduce a new monthly feature that presents (k)arl, an information and resources cat, from benefitsmarketing.com. The firm looks to help defined contribution professionals think about how to market their products to 401k plans...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Heartland Management Moves
Value manager Heartland Advisors has hired a new director of equity research and said good-bye to two portfolio managers. It is also proposing changes to its fund line-up...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, September 17, 1999
Japan the key to overseas ... Rockland Growth fund highlighted...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Gallagher Acquires Washington Area Vendor
Gallagher ABOW has added Stanley E. Clarke as a unit of its practice...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 17, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
REITS for the Asking
Special coverage of Pensions & Investments West Coast Defined Contribution/401k Conference. Are REITs an appropriate asset class for defined contribution plans? ..
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Stable Value Alert: Taking Advantage of the Flight to Quality in Fixed Income
What is going on in the fixed income markets? Since the stock market started to woble in July, interest rates on Treasury securities have gone into free fall. At the same time the yield curve has flattened. At the close of markets today, the six month T-bill yields 4.87%. Push the maturity out to 10 years and the yield is ... 4.87%.

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401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Scudder Taps O'Malley to Head DC Unit
Scudder Kemper will announce the appointment of Lorie O’Malley as president of its Retirement Services business unit on Monday, a spokesperson for the Boston-based company confirmed. Robert Ruddell, who currently heads the unit, is being promoted to a new position in Scudder Kemper Investments where he will work closely with Edmond Villani, president of that unit.
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401kWire.com - Thursday, September 17, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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