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AUM Update - September 14, 2017
The latests assets under management figures and other metrics for industry players...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017
LPL Adds Strategists and Builds Towards a UMA Platform
The giant indie B-D's home office team is expanding a core platform in several key ways. And fundsters, they're still adding strategists...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017
DeCamillo Welcomes a Mercer Vet
The new hire takes a senior DC strategist role in T. Rowe's RKing biz...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Reader Rating: 4.95
O'Toole Hires Two and Promotes a Third
The MassMutual distro chief appoints a trio of wholesalers, two in the small market and one in the mid market...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Reader Rating: 3
Post-Irma, FIS is Up and Running
The recordkeeping software giant has a big presence in Jacksonville, Florida, a city that suffered significant flooding when the hurricane hit...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017
GRPAA Kicks a Multi-Year Investment Rollout Into High Gear
BlackRock, Envestnet, and Reliance Trust are all teaming up with the KPA network to power new CITs. And this is just phase one...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017
As Passive Dominates, There's Another Asset Shift Going On
M* digs into another mutual fund industry trend that has implications for all the active managers out there...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2017
A $900MM MEP Comes Home to Pentegra
Pentegra now oversees investments for $900 million-plus in DC assets. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Filings for Fundsters - September 14, 2016
A compilation of the latest SEC filings!..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
401k Trading Momentum Slows in August
The few investors who traded their 401(k) account balances last month fled to safety. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Reader Rating: 4
Pru Picks Up $370MM in 403b Assets
The change took place on July 1. ..
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Find Yourself Watching the Patriots, With a Little Help From Putnam
Bob Reynolds and his team are continuing their support for their hometown football team. That includes support for a relatively new technology for upping fan engagement at home games...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Views
A Top Artisan Exec Suffers a Stroke and Dies
A 53-year-old industry veteran passed away on Sunday...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Views
This Father-Son Duo Opens a New Retirement Advisory Shop
Two 401(k) plan advisors (KPAs) recently founded a new firm.....
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Reader Rating: 2
Young'uns May Be Mistaking Retirement Reality
TIAA explores retirement income plans and expectations vs. reality...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Reynolds Snaps Up Another Top Fido Vet, This Time In Tech
Putnam adds to its C-suite...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 Views
$387MM Plan Up in the Air
Up, up it goes. Where it will land, nobody knows.....
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 - Reader Rating: 5
Chepenik Hires a Client Education Specialist
The Central Florida-based retirement plan advisor has added an education resource to his team... ..
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Szilagyi Does Two Deals, Brings Fifteen Funds to Catalyst
One of the deals also gives Catalyst its first VAs, money market funds, and ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 Views
$1.3 Trillion of the Advisor-Sold DC Market is Handled By Retirement Specialists
Approximately half of the 1.3 trillion advisor-sold DC market is controlled by retirement specialist, so says the Boston-based global analytics firm...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Barry Kublin Promotes a Number Two at BPAS
BPAS's Kublin has just promoted a retirement-focused executive to president.....
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015
A Roboadvisor Boldly Goes ... Where the First Roboadvisors Went Years Ago
The biggest of the new batch of roboadvisors gets lots of attention for diving into the market where roboadvice was born way back in the 1990s...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2015 Views
Fund Stocks Have a Good Friday
Shares of Alliance Bernstein and Manning & Napier led the way during a bullish day for U.S. mutual fund firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
McCabe Brings a Stadion Fund to 401ks
He hopes to break into the target-date market with a six-month-old fund...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012
A Pair of B-Ds Add Stadion
Firm is aggressively marketing new absolute return fund..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views - Reader Rating: 5
TIAA-CREF's Financial Services Business Gets Revamped
The New York-based firm has restructured their individual services division, along with their retirement business...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
A Jumbo J.P. Morgan Client Boosts One DC Plan and Mothballs Another
The changes will put more money and more participants into a $7.12 billion 401k plan...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012
The PSCA Says Farewell to David Wray
The PSCA holds a dinner at a plush New Orleans nightspot to say farewell to its longtime president...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Stork and Reaper for September 14, 2012
This week's roundup of new and closing funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
TIAA-CREF Rejiggers Retirement Biz
The non-profit plan provider has reorganized there retirement services wing...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 - Reader Rating: 2.33
SageView Is Still Recruiting
Randy Long's team just reached 100, and he's hunting for more...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012
DST Adds IRA Function
Middleware supports guaranteed retirement income..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012
Two Shops Will Collaborate on ETFs
ALPS Advisors is partnering up with a major name in finance for ETF indices. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Ex-Deutsche DC I-O VP Jumps Ship
The former Deutsche VP will become Janus' new retirement director...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 - Reader Rating: 5
Reporters Listen When Fido Says 8 is a Magic Number
Pubs across the country pick up on new retirement planning guidelines issued by the Boston Behemoth...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Fink Says He Still Studies Markets an Hour A Day
The BlackRock chair gave an interview with McKinsey & Company, where he stressed that he was still a student...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Economist Paints Dramatic but Dull Picture of Bogle
The Economists reviews Jack Bogle's latest tome and laments that his message is dead on but no one is listening...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Investors Like Target-Date Bond ETFs
The target-date mutual fund-like ETFs gain popularity for their protection against rising interest rates...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Reuters Has an Epic on Commodity Mutual Funds
Potential tax changes could affect the structures of these funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
Biz Journal Covers Analysts' Legg Mason Reactions
A local paper highlights how the street is taking the news of Mark Fetting's impending departure...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2012 Views
B-Ds May Pull $850B From U.S. Funds
An industry consulting firm releases new data on how mutual fund firms can meet the needs of distributors...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Views
Vanguard Extends Its 401k Reach
The low-cost mutual fund giant finds an ally to go after smaller retirement plans...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Principal Debuts Small-to-Mid Cap Offering
It's betting on overlooked secruties that pay dividends...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Views
Why is Vanguard Expanding Into Small 401ks?
Updated | The mutual fund giant has traditionally pursued larger retirement plans, until now...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Reader Rating: 4
Small-Plan Players are Unfazed by Vanguard's Move
Industry players weigh in on the Vanguard news...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Reader Rating: 2.5
Ascensus Helps a Fund Titan Into the Small 401k Biz
A mutual fund giant unveils a bundled retirement plan offering for small companies...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Reader Rating: 1
A PM Reveals His Penchant for Beer and Shoes
The self-described wallflower makes his bets on long-term value plays...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Views
Gundlach and TCW Await a Verdict
Attorneys for both sides make their closing arguments...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Views
Putnam Rolls Out a Plan-Level Version of its Lifetime Income Score
The Boston-based fund firm enables plan sponsors to see a consolidated view of income replacement for their plan...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Reader Rating: 2.33
Which Fund Firms are Top of Mind Among Advisors?
TheRepThinkTank unveils the results of its study...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
Vote for the Most Influential Advisors
Who are the most influential advisors in the defined contribution industry? Help decide by voting today!..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Altegris Enters the Mutual Fund Biz
The California firm unveils a managed futures fund that's actively managed...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
Pru Rolls Out a New Tool for Advisors
The free tool enables FAs to help plan sponsors gauge whether investments measure up to the criteria in investment policy statements...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Industry Heavyweights Descend on DC
Executives head to the capital for the two-day public hearing on lifetime income...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
Lincoln's Levy Hires Two
Eric Levy is building out the product team at Lincoln Financial...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Seen and Heard at the NAGDCA Conference
Philly's Mayor Knutter makes a cameo at NAGDCA's 30th anniversary soiree in the City of Brotherly Love...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Who Will Bag the Morningstar Domestic Stock Manager of the Year Award?
Morningstar's director of mutual fund research unveils a list of early favorites...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
Columbia's Fund Boards Will Shrink
Ameriprise reportedly prepares to remove a quarter of one board...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
ReFlow Hunts for a New Prez
Forward Management's sister company is looking for a new president as it seeks more capital...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
Hennessy Takes on Bogle
The Hennessy Funds chief takes issue with criticisms of mutual fund fees...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Views
New York Life Redesigns How Participants Land
The mid-market provider completes one website upgrade and plans two more...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009
Akre Ties in to Four Platforms
Chuck Akre quickly finds major distributors for his latest fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
Northern Trust Names a DC Sales Chief
The Chicago-based asset manager promotes one of its own...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4
What Does Gorman's Ascension Mean for Fundsters?
A brokerage exec takes over the investment bank...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
Economists Ponder 401k Inefficiencies
A new paper finds sub-optimal 401k returns for participants...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009
Forward Grows With Another Alternative Fund
Updated | Delivering on its promise, Forward Management introduces a new alternative strategy fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
A Full-Service TPA Strives to Make Profit-Sharing Plans EZ for Advisors
A Midwestern firm unveils a new tool for DC intermediaries...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009
The Collapse of Reserve Primary: a Detailed Timeline of the Financial System's 'Ice-Nine'
A new report provides an in-depth look at happened when the popular money fund broke the buck...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
IndexIQ Turns a Sales Exec Out West
A niche, hedge-fund-focused ETF provider unveils a new hire...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
250 School Districts Consolidate their 403bs With a 'Single Source'
A Michigan RIA wins over a plethora of school plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2.75
U.S. Natural Gas Fund Will Finally Re-Open, But With Restrictions
Close, open, close, open; find out the latest developments in the continuing US Natural Gas Fund drama...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
G-20 and Federated Investors Don't Mix
Federated relocates half of its employees as Pittsburgh quadruples its police force...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
A Spector Rises Over Textron's 401(k)
A law firm targets the Ocean State Sponsor...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009
Pru is Cooking Up a DC Product
Jamie Kalamarides says the insurer plans a launch for next month...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 - Reader Rating: 1.86
Value Line Offers to Shell Out $48 Million and Switch Chiefs
The newsletter publisher reportedly wants to avoid court fees after the SEC claimed that the brokerage arm overcharged its mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
Fund Track Goes High-Tech
A Wall Street Journal columnist highlights a Select Sector SPDR ETF...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
Fido Receives $5 Million in Ocean State Tax Breaks
The Boston Behemoth plans an expansion a bit further south...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views
Investors Want Out of Another Reserve Fund
More than 100 investors ask for help from the SEC in their fight with the beleaguered money fund specialist...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, September 14, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Merrill Lynch Sold: Deal Brings BofA into 401k
Bank of America has wanted to be in the 401k recordkeeping market for a couple years. Sunday night's strange and rushed deal is fulfilling that wish...
401kWire.com - Sunday, September 14, 2008 - Reader Rating: 4.5
T. Rowe's Top Legal Eagle To Retire
The Baltimore fund firm's chief highly respected chief legal counsel will retire next year...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views
Diversified Hires MassMutual Vet
The new hire is in charge of client investment services...
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 - Reader Rating: 5
LPL Loses Chief Information Officer
LPL's chief information officer, Andrew Duggan has stepped down, although he will stay on with the firm until February 2008...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
TD Ameritrade Customer Info Hacked
Information such as email addresses, names, addresses and phone numbers was taken from the database and used by hackers in a SPAM campaign...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
New Jobs on the Other Side of the Law
Ever wanted people to have to pay attention to you? We've got the perfect job...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views
Cohen & Steers' Chameleon Fund
The Cohen & Steers Realty Focus Fund has changed its investment mandate and will be changing its name as well..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 2.83
Merrill Making Fair Valuation Adjustments
Merrill Lynch is making fair value valuation adjustments in light of challenging market conditions, according to an SEC filing...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007
Boston Financial Makes Metcalfe Official
The ex-WMSI chief takes the official titles of senior vice president and head of retirement services. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007
Litman/Gregory Searching for New Sub-advisor for Newly Re-opened Fund
Litman/Gregory Fund Advisors are searching for a new sub-adviser to absorb the excess flows that may result from the re-opening of its Masters' Select International Fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Trustodian Taps Sub-Advisor Gem For New Collective Funds
A Centennial State firm launches two collective funds and prepares to bring in two more sub-advisors. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007
Thomas Weisel Prepares for Special Situations
Thomas Weisel Partners Group, has expanded its brokerage operations by two ... people that is...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 - Reader Rating: 3
Delaware Shareholders Approve Changes to Fund Policy
Shareholders of Delaware Investments Florida Insured Municipal Income Fund have approved a change to the fundamental investment policies of the fund...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views
Northwestern Provider Springs Into Fall With New Brand
The new product offers both managed account and advice options. ..
401kWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007
Will a Volatile Market Spell the End of Sector ETFs?
In the WSJ, Ian Salisbury pens an early obituary for sector ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views
GAO Set to Admonish SEC, Again
In some government agency on government agency action, the GAO is set to release another report that is critical of the SEC...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Atkins Echoes Cox
The SEC Commissioner agrees with his boss's designs on a simpler fund prospectus...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, September 14, 2007 Views
Principal TPAs Get New Edge
The insurer has rebranded its TPA platform and is adding wholesalers and bells and whistles to support the platform...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
WMSI To Launch Call Center
The rollover provider's call center will go live in the next few weeks...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
McGee Cements Consultant Mandate
The North Carolina plan sponsor is laying new investment options from DFA for its 401k plan...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
Combs Says Default Rules are Coming Soon
The head of the DoL's EBSA arm tells plan sponsors at the annual PSCA conference that the department is close to releasing proposed regs governing default elections in auto-DC plans...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
ICON Hires Wholesalers
Two wholesalers have recently made a move to Greenwood Village, Colorado-based ICON Advisors. John C. Ivison and Sean P. Lally both joined the fund sponsor as regional vice presidents in its sales division. The hires will represent the firm's mutual fund, separate account and sub-advised variable annuity products. The firm, which is located near Denver, is the advisor to the ICON Funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 Views
Ralph Parks May Go Global ... But Not Yet
Ralph Parks has got an investment system he's sure of, and he hopes to be able to apply it to the whole world. In November he founded his own investment advisor, Ralph Parks Investment Group, and last month the company launched its first mutual fund, the Ralph Parks Cyclical Equity Fund (RPCEX)...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 Views
Kopp Unloads its Retail Funds
Kopp Investment Advisors is getting out of the Forty Act fund business in order to focus on its institutional separate account mandates. That decision comes to the benefit of American Century Investments. The fund firm is purchasing Kopp's two mutual funds with $300-$350 million for an undisclosed amount...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 Views
Ladenburg Buys Another BD
For the second time in a month the BD and investment bank makes an acquisition, this time of a BD, before heading for the Sunshine State...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Reader Rating: 3
Southwest Securities Sees More Recruits Coming
The Dallas BD signs a lease for a new office and plans to open more, all the while hunting for new reps...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
Ray Jay Unit to Double Recruiting Staff
A newly appointed recruitment chief is set to redouble and reorganize the recruiting efforts of the Florida BD's largest business unit...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
Janney Appoints Operations SVP
The BD from the City of Brotherly Love has a new executive on its management committee...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
Smith Barney Re-Recruits UBS Recruiter
UBS loses its top recruiter in the midst of acquisitions...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Reader Rating: 2
Securities America Looks for the Best and the Brightest
The Nebraskan BD hired a new recruiting head last week, and already he's looking for more recruiters. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
T. Rowe Price: No Bid for MFS
In response to an MFWire.com article (MFS Bidders Emerge) published Monday, T. Rowe Price denies that it is in talks to purchase the Sun Life fund company...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006 Views
Oppenheimer Settles EEOC Case
Oppenheimer acquired the case of a spurned female broker applicant along with Fahnestock in 2003...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2006
Fido Ramps up Advisor-Sold Effort
Fidelity adds institutional class shares, more fund options and selling tools...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3.5
ProManage Hires SMA Vet
The advisory firm has tapped a returnee to the DC business with a background in retail managed accounts...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Pasta Maker Faces Co Stock Suit
The case shows class action lawyers are moving quickly to target even smaller plan sponsors if they see the chance to sue over company stock losses...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Golfers in the Rough on Retirement Savings
Start saving. Golfers need $1.5 million to retire comfortably, estimates one provider...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - Reader Rating: 1
Recordkeeping Startup Eyes HSAs
A California recordkeeping platform has paired up with a health plan administrator to gain entry to the health savings account arena...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Connecticut Fines Ex-Circle Trust Execs
Another episode of the Canary files has come to a close, and without an admission of guilt...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005
TSP Hires Consultant
A Chicago-based firm lands the contract...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Lord Abbett Bolsters Lifestyle Funds
Lord Abbett has added two new fund-of-funds to its asset allocation suite, and renamed two existing funds .....
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Views
Fink Says BlackRock Remains a Buyer
Laurence Fink used an investors’ conference to advertise the fact that BlackRock is again shopping now that it has absorbed State Street Research & Management. BlackRock's chairman and CEO was speaking at the 2005 Lehman Brothers Financial Services Conference held Tuesday...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Views
The Globe Sharpens its Axe
Boston Globe columnist Steve Bailey has penned a "love letter" to Sean Healey and it is a safe bet that Healey was less than thrilled after he read it this morning. Healey, who heads Affiliated Managers Group (AMG), is the husband of Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Views
Mack Dumps Merin
The leadership shakeup continues at Morgan Stanley. The latest top executive to lose a job after the ouster of ex-CEO Phil Purcell was Mitchell Merin, chief of the wirehouse's asset management arm. Merin had been at the firm for nearly a quarter century and was considered a Purcell loyalist. His ouster comes on the heels of reports that new CEO John Mack is purging Purcell followers from top posts at the firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Views
US Bank Wins Clinic Plan
Doctors at Dickson Diveley will be saving with US Bank from now on...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Are Investment Managers in the ’00s Like Oil Companies in the ’80s?
The U.S. investment management industry took the hardest hit in the recently ended worldwide bear market says study. Yet as the clouds are parting investment managers face a structural challenge...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views
Sponsors Keep Closer Tabs on Recordkeepers
The latest Mercer survey asked employers what steps they take to manage plan challenges. A large number of respondents say they keep tabs on their recordkeeper...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Schwab Settles SEC Complaint Brought Over Late Trading
Just a day after the SEC forced a settlement from Allianz and its Pimco units, the federal regulators have moved against Charles Schwab for allowing late-trading in mutual fund shares...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Kit Provider Offers Free Workbooks to Demo Participants
A self-described new kid on the block in the enrollment kit arena entices potential clients with drawings for free materials...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - Reader Rating: 5
Fund Group Supports Pension Proxy Disclosure
Mutual funds may not be the only funds that have to reveal their proxy votes. Hot on the heels of a GAO report urging disclosure requirements for pension funds, ICI president Paul Schott Stevens called for the same thing...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views
AMG Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple
Affiliated Managers Group is purchasing a 60 percent stake in TimesSquare Capital Management...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views
Janus Unit Reports Strong Inflows
Janus Capital Group may be hurting, but one of its units is doing just fine. Enhanced Investment Technologies, or INTECH, has raised $1.4 billion in new assets so far this quarter, Janus officials say...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views
Chalk one up for Ned Johnson
If there were a MENSA for corporations, Fidelity would qualify for membership, says a management professor with a new book on corporate intelligence...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views
Chalk one up for Ned Johnson
If there were a MENSA for corporations, Fidelity would qualify for membership, says a management professor with a new book on corporate intelligence...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4
Bisys Delays Annual Report
The board of the back office provider forms a special committee to look into how Bisys prepared for a SAS 70 review. The probe will delay its annual report by two weeks. ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4.5
Bisys to File Annual Report Late
The board of the back office provider forms a special committee to look into how Bisys prepared for a SAS 70 review. The probe will delay its annual report by two weeks. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Views - Reader Rating: 4
401k Plans On Sale? Some Advisors Say they Are
An article in the WSJ gives plan sponsors a primer on how to save on fees. Providers should recognize a profound shift in the playing field in its case studies...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4
Employees Sue for Lost $150 Million
The latest 401k company stock suit charges IPALCO with pushing stock for workers, even as top-level execs dumped it...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 2004
New Rules for Mergers Acquisitions
New regs proposed by the IRS may simplify merging plans...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
More VC Money Seeks Plan Sponsors
InvestorForce has raised another $25 million for building out its plan sponsor portal...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Allianz Eyes US Fund Firm
The German insurer is one of several parties eying Nicholas-Applegate...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Allianz Eyes US Fund Firm
The German insurer is one of several parties eying Nicholas-Applegate...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
AIM Adds NY Wholesaler
The latest addition to the AIM's team is a vet from Security Benefit...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Scudder Kemper Goes East
The firm is targeting Asia from a new office in Singapore...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
September 14, 2000
Janus Fund Closing Raises Concerns ... Fidelity Top US Firm in Japan ... Is Schwab or Citi the Right Model? ... JP Morgan Chase Likely to Cut 10,000 Jobs ... Business as Usual for American Century ... Distance No Barrier ... More on Capital Gains...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
September 14, 2000
Janus Fund Closing Raises Concerns ... Fidelity Top US Firm in Japan ... Is Schwab or Citi the Right Model? ... JP Morgan Chase Likely to Cut 10,000 Jobs ... Business as Usual for American Century ... Distance No Barrier ... More on Capital Gains...
401kWire.com - Thursday, September 14, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
More Mergers, Competition and Expenses
The fund industry is in for more competition, slowing growth, and more mergers, according to speakers here at the ICI's Tax and Accounting Conference in San Diego. They had mixed opinions about whether new products such as tax-advantage funds and market neutral funds will move beyond niche products. They also see exchange-traded derivatives such as SPDRs as genuine competition to the highly successful index fund market...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
UBS Buys GAM
UBS AG is expanding its domestic and international private banking business by purchasing Global Asset Management...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
More Mergers, Competition and Expenses
What's in store for the fund industry. A panel of insiders at the ICI Tax & Accounting conference, including MFS's Bob Leo, see more competition and increasing costs continuing...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Waterhouse Promotions
Waterhouse has promoted two. One will be chief marketing officer and the other has become SVP of the company's Hong Kong investor services...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Word on the Wire: The Cadillac of 401ks
General Motors (NYSE: GM), the Detroit auto manufacturer, is getting into the asset management business, according to an article in today's New York Post. The company will be offering "low-cost" investment portfolios to Fortune 1000. These offerings will be available as co-mingled trusts. GM hopes that sponsors will be attracted to the offerings, since such options usually have lower fees than mutual funds...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, September 14, 1999
Uncle Sam can be discouraging ... GM gears into fund business..
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Forrest T. Jones Co. Inc. Taps Bundled Provider
Kansas City, MO-based Forrest T. Jones Co. Inc. has selected United Missouri Bank of Kansas City to be the bundled provider for the company's 401(k) plan, Rick LaBerg, manager of annuity operations, told the 401kWire. The contract began on September 1, 1998. The plan has 272 participants. Assets are around the $10 million mark...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Ten Ways to See if a 401k Vendor is Y2K Ready
How much of an issue is the year 2000 issue for 401(k) plan sponsors? There is not much time remaining to find out. The 401kWire outlines steps that plan sponsors can take to find out how much of an issue the infamous problem may create for their plan...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Week of September 13, 1998
Sunday, September 13, 1998. The New York Times.
Abby Schultz writes in "Marketing Stable Fund Returns to I.R.A. Holders" that mutual fund companies are creating stable-value funds for those with individual retirement accounts. The companies include Bankers Trust, Mellon Bank, and Nationwide Financial Services. Given the vagaries of the stock market at this moment, stable-value looks increasingly like a safe port for the individual investor. See the 401kWire story Stable Value Alert: Diversified Offers Wrapped Bond Index. ..

401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Japanese Banks May Form 401k Alliance
Sakura Bank is discussing a defined contribution joint venture With Mitsui Group, according to a report on Bloomberg. The news originally appeared Saturday in the Sankei newspaper in Japan...
401kWire.com - Monday, September 14, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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