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American Century Floats Another Income ETF
The new, actively managed fund debuted earlier this month...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023
See You In San Diego!
2,500 retirement plan industry insiders are converging on Southern California for three days...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023
What's Next For a San Fran 401k Startup?
Watch for the recordkeeper to team up with TPAs and other recordkeepers. And the firm is hiring, too...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023 - Reader Rating: 2
A TPA's Founder Dies At 75
The late entrepreneur first entered the retirement plan industry back in 1978...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023 - Reader Rating: 5
Long-Term Flows Drop $39B In a Week
The Refinitiv Lipper folks reveal the latest weekly U.S. fund flows data...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023
T. Rowe Snaps Up a Fintech Provider, And ...
A Midwestern retirement income shop is being acquired by an East Coast provider. Watch for the acquirer to bring the acquiree's capabilities to retirement plan sponsors and participants...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2023
A $134B-AUM Fund Firm Directly Enters the ETF Biz
The employee-owned firm has already done subadvisory work for outside ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022 Views
A Veteran Fiduciary Whisperer Joins BPAS
The new hire joins the provider as a relationship manager...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022
A 13-Year Pentegra Vet Prepares to Exit
The executive previously hailed from the banking industry and served in the U.S. Army...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022
A KPA Aggregator Welcomes a Veteran RKer Salers Leader
The new hire will focus on M&A, especially as the firm makes a push in the wealth management space...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022
A $111B-AUM Fund Firm Will Buy an Alt Credit Shop
The target shop has about $19 billion in AUM, and the deal is expected to close in the coming months...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022 Views
How Voya's Model Is Shifting: "We Had Some Superpowers"
Executives at the provider talk about the future of hybrid work, at their company and beyond...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2022
MassMutual Backs a Backer of Fundsters
A provider of permanent capital solutions to asset managers and wealth managers gains access to $300 million...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Views
A 5,000-Biz Org Teams With a PEP Startup
NBS and Alerus are also working with the trade group's new pooled employer plan...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Many Participants Miss 401k Education
New research suggests that a lot of DC educational materials are not being noticed by their intended recipients...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A Big Ally to TPAs Teams Up With a Robo RKer
The two firms are taking their partnership to another level...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A $324B-AUM Manager-of-Managers and an Alts Giant Team Up
As part of the partnership, the alternative shop is buying a $90MM stake in the fund firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Views
In Three Steps, a $4.3B-AUM RIA Tackles Participants' Fin FITness
Advisor managed accounts, with two key allies so far, are one of those steps...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - Reader Rating: 5
As a T. Rowe Nat Accounts Chief Rises, a Legg Vet Joins
The move comes as Legg Mason is being acquired...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Views
An OpFunds Alum Will Lead DC I-O Nat Accounts
The veteran distribution exec continues her over 25-year-long career in a newly created role...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
An RKer Pledges $250K to Crisis Relief, And ...
The company is doubling donations made its associates...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Reader Rating: 5
PCS Launches a Communication Resource Center
Taking a proactive approach amid market and COVID-19 concerns, the retirement solutions provider launched an online portal called the Communication Resource Center...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Reader Rating: 4
Rebuilding BlackRock Beyond Its Walls
The chief of the world's largest asset manager reflects on the coronavirus and hints at what's next for the firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Views
The 401k Biz CARES About the Stimulus
Leaders from across the defined contribution industry react to the new federal law aimed at fighting the economy's coronavirus crisis...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
SSgA's SHE Sweeps
About 240 fundsters and fundster allies gathered on the Hudson River last night for an annual awards show...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017 Views
M*, Putnam and Legg Mason Win Big at the Mutual Funds Industry Awards
Last night's 24th annual Mutual Funds Industry Awards highlighted a slew of people making strides in the industry!..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017 Views - Reader Rating: 5
A Buck Consultants VP is Now a Director with Conduent
He transitioned to the new role of director of business development...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017
Redwine Passes the Reins to Another Joe
After 26 years leading U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, Redwine will step down in April...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017 Views
Bukaty is Hiring For Nine Spots
Bukaty Companies, one of Kansas City area's largest privately owned employee benefits and insurance brokerage firms, is expanding its presence and officially hiring!..
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017 - Reader Rating: 4
Is Beating the Index Still Enough?
Outperforming funds still suffered net outflows last year. And for U.S. equity funds the three-year picture isn't much better...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2017 Views
Don't Be an April 401k Fool
Thanks to the long-awaited, widely-debated fiduciary regs from the DoL, KPAs will be unable to turn their backs if they smell something fishy around one of their plan sponsor clients...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016
A Garden State Alt Income Subadvisor Merges
The combined firm will continue to subadvise a pair of mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Empower Retains a $225MM Plan
The nation's largest engineering firm has chosen to stick with its recordkeeper...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
Two DC Consultants Join Meketa's Shareholder Ranks
Seven new shareholders have joined the firm's employee ownership team, and two of them do DC work...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016
Three Indie RKers Rebrand with $150B in AUA
Three retirement service providers rebrand into one independent provider...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016
Pru Teams Up to Tackle Student Loans
An Austin, Texas based student loan benefits company is now available to participants of Prudential Retirement...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016 - Reader Rating: 5
BlackRock and SSgA Plan Cuts, Though of Very Different Scales
Two asset management titans are reportedly preparing layoffs, one over weeks and the other over years...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2016 Views
Only 26 Percent of Retirees Had A Written Financial Plan
Voya releases new data on Americans' retirement readiness...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 1
Crain Takes Charge of a Newly-Created BofA Merrill Unit
His new effort ties in with both the banking and retirement businesses...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 1
Huntington Finds Its Next Asset Servicing Chief Within
A five-year company veteran takes over the Midwestern bank's mutual fund servicing business...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Views
Transamerica Lands a For-Profit School Network's $181MM Plan
A Midwest-based, publicly-traded technical institute switches 401(k) recordkeepers...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 5
An Indiana KPA Drives to a New B-D
A city that plays host to the two largest single-day sporting events in the world Ė The Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 auto races -- just saw a 401(k) plan advisor (KPA) drive to another B-D...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 1
O'Hanley Resurfaces, Powers Another Giant Asset Manager
Updated | The former top executive at Fidelity and BNY Mellon is staying in Beantown...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Views
Eight KPA Shops To Acquire Chetney's GRP
Eight retirement plan advisory firms plan to acquire Bill Chetney's Global Retirement Partners ..
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 2.5
Murphy Hires as NYL's Taft-Hartley Wins Rise 24 Percent
Updated | The retirement services provider won 21 new Taft-Hartley clients in 14 months...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Reader Rating: 5
The SEC Keeps Quiet as the F-Squared Fallout Keeps Spreading
RIABiz keeps digging, as two more distributors cut their ties with the beleaguered ETF strategist and its mutual fund ally, Virtus...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Views
Direxion's Jacobs Swings into Action
Brian Jacobs has big product development and distribution plans for Direxion...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 Views - Reader Rating: 4
LPL Pays Out Tens of Millions to NRP's Shareholders
Three years after snapping up retirement-plan-focused B-D NRP, giant indie B-D LPL opens its checkbook to make good on the earnout...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
A New Jersey-Based TPA Hires a New SVP
Northeast Professional Planning Group appoints a new SVP in charge of, among other things, DC plan administration. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014
Come Out Swinging: A Good Offense Can Keep Your Brand Off the Ropes
In a guest column, JCPR founder and CEO addresses how funds can respond to less-than-flattering coverage by the press...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 Views
Someone New Wears the President's Hat at Direxion
A former CEO of Hatteras Funds takes the job as the alts shop broadens its C-Suite...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 Views
ING U.S. Debuts a New Tool for Participants
ING U.S. is now offering plan participants a new financial planning tool, already available through several plan sponsor clients...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Reader Rating: 5
Here's How Transamerica Landed a Hospital's $50MM DC Plans
The Newburgh, New York-based hospital plan committee dropped fees by over 30 bps by changing providers. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 - Reader Rating: 1
On the Impact of Word Games
Another firm disavows what is said by its CEO. Add never-ending debates on such terms as "smart-beta" and "alts," and it's a wonder that anybody understands what anybody says in this industry...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2014 Views
iShares Targets China and Dividends With Two New ETFs
The BlackRock exchanged-traded fund unit launches a pair of offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Putnam's 401k Findings Draw a Crowd
The firm reveals its latest retirement plan study...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Loomis Sayles Re-Brands a Global Offering
The Natixis subsidiary transforms one of its mutual funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Mutual of Omaha Lifts its Kimono for 2011
The small-market plan provider reveals its growth plans for 2011...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Reader Rating: 3.67
A NY Fund Shop Fills a New Sales Role
It's also looking to bring all of its sales a marketing efforts in-house...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 5
A Trade Pub Honors Gabelli, Gross, BlackRock and Fidelity
Institutional Investor reveals the winners of a number of awards...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Fidelity Names Its New Head of Institutional Investments
He also takes over as vice chairman of Pyramis Global Advisers...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Reader Rating: 3
Genworth Marks Six New Funds For Launch
The mutual fund firm files for new asset allocation funds, a fixed income one and a real return one...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
ING Snags a $750M Plan
The plan provider is taking its retirement services to the nation's capital...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011
What Happens if 401k Tax Breaks Disappear?
Lower-wage participants may lower their contributions, according to new data from EBRI...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011
Alliance Benefit Group Expands Into Florida
The national network of RKing TPAs adds an 11th licensee...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011
AUL Hires a UBS Vet
Bill Yoerger adds a UBS sales executive to his team...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011
Gross to Citizens: 'Hold Your Noses'
The Pimco star tells us, 'You ain't smelled nothin' yet.'..
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Powershares' Cubes ETF Loses a Q
The ETF loses a Q in its latest reincarnation...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Go-Anywhere Bond Funds Intrigue Morningstar
A trio of 'unconstrained' bond funds get some ink from Morningstar...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011 Views
Putnam Scares Participants Straight into Retirement Readiness
The plan provider says its retirement tool is changing participants' behavior in a good way...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2011
Judge Delivers a Blow to Schwab
A U.S. district judge in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday that Schwab breached the law when it did not obtain the go-ahead from shareholders before placing more than a quarter of fund assets into mortgage-backed securities...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Aston Grows its Mutual Fund Roster
The Chicago firm unveils a new fund sub-advised by Herndon Capital Management...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
American Century Makes a DC I-O Sales Hire
The Kansas City-based mutual fund firm taps a former Merrill FA for the sales post...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Reader Rating: 2
JPMorgan is on Nationwide's Side
Nationwide turns to JPMorgan for fund accounting, administration and transfer agency services...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
DiCenso Hunts in the Northwest
The Gallagher Retirement Services chief creates a new plan consulting post...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Securian Evites You
The provider allows participants to transition away from paper statements...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Top 40 Advisor: Ed Lynch
This Boston area LPL advisors lands in the top 40 DC advisors of 2009 as one of ten finalists in the small market...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Jensen Launches its Second Mutual Fund in 18 Years
The Lake Oswego, Oregon-based firm unveils the Jensen Value Fund, which is expected to be more diversified than its flagship Jensen Portfolio...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Advice and Auto-Enrollment Rise Among Schwab Plans
Data from the provider shows that sponsors are continuing to add advice programs and auto-enrollment to 401k plans...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
An Executive Recruiter Switches Firms
The executive recruiter, who earlier in her career worked as a portfolio manager at MFS, opens the Boston office of FPL Advisory...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Fidelity Sees Plan Sponsors Relighting their Match
Thanks to a polling of nearly 300 plan sponsors, Fidelity is happy to see the match returning to 401(k) plans...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Reader Rating: 5
Jefferies Plans to Add Staff
Jefferies is looking increase headcount to market new commodity offerings...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Asset Manager M&A Tripled in 2009
Berkshire Capital offers an overview of recent deals in the mutual fund and institutional asset management businesses...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Invesco PowerShares Preps to Launch Nine ETFs
The Wheaton, Illinois-based firm is hosting an event at the Nasdaq on Monday ahead of the launch of nine small cap sector ETFs...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Views
Barclays Prez Explains the 'Very Difficult' Decision to Put iShares on the Block
Barclays president Robert Diamond went on CNBC on Tuesday and explained the logic behind the decision to sell iShares...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views
Another Fund Firm Hikes Fees
The fund firm is increasing shareholder service fees to meet the needs of rising costs, company officials said...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 5
OppenheimerFunds CIO Departs Amid Changes at the Investment Team
The New York City-based firm unveiled a slew of changes, including the division of the chief investment officer role into two position...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views
Two 401k Advisory Shops Become One
The combined firm has 11 advisors...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Reader Rating: 2
CUNA Mutual Rolls Out a Training Program for Advisors
The Wisconsin-based plan provider, which last year started selling its 401k products through intermediaries, links up with 401kExchange and Jack Cramer & Associates for its training program...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Barclays Confirms it Has a Preferred Bidder for iShares
The U.K. bank confirms Tuesday morning's rumors...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views
Hartford Merges Two Products
The Simsbury, Connecticut-based plan provider on Tuesday rolled out the combined offering targeted toward plans with up to $10 million...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Reader Rating: 4.67
A New Survey Delves into the Minds of DC Consultants
Majority of investment consultants who took part in Pimco's survey say they expect plan sponsors will consider offering guaranteed income products over the next two years...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Putnam Hires a Fidelity Vet to Lead DC Sales
UPDATED| The new hire will be in charge of sales and relationship management...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - Reader Rating: 5
Barclays is Reportedly in Exclusive Talks with a Private Equity Firm to Sell iShares
The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the week, Dow Jones reports...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views
Lowell Begs Ned Johnson to Acquire iShares
Jim Lowell is imploring Ned Johnson to purchase iShares...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Alpine Seeks to Put the 19th Year Behind
Samuel Lieber is featured in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal Fund Track column...
MutualFundWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Views
SRI Fund Pioneers Unveil Triple Punch
A New England firm launches three new mutual funds. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
DC Tools Specialists Nab 200th Advisor
A Southern California firm wins over another retirement producer. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008
Market Zigzag Seen to Dent 401k Sales Prospects
Spark sees plan turnover rates going down in all segments save for the mega-plan space...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Reader Rating: 3
Invesco Aim Finishes Rebranding, Unveils New Logo
Plans outlined in in December are finally coming to fruition for Invesco and its subsidiary Aim Investments...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
Treasury Blueprint Calls for FINRA-Like SRO for RIAs
The Treasury Blueprint on modernizing financial regulations is taking on many issues close to the hearts of B-Ds, including SROs, wrap accounts and how RIAs should be regulated. The BDInsider reprints the Blueprints key section on broker-dealers...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 - Reader Rating: 4
RIA and TPA Find Partnership EASI
Two Midwestern firms join forces to offer administrative and recordkeeping services locally. ..
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008
Schwab Gives Roth Update
Schwab officials have released Roth 401k numbers...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008
A Baltimore Firm Loses Sub-Advisory Mandates
The housing crisis has cost another sub-advisor its mandates...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
DoL Holds Fee Disclosure Hearing
Labor officials have kicked off the two-day public hearing on the proposed regs on service provider fee disclosure...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008
Former Illinois Fund Manager Has Political Hopes Dashed Again
It looks like the the fourth time will not be the charm for Jim Oberweis...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
William Blair Looks to Emerging Markets for its New Fund
The Chicago-based investment manager has added an international fund to its lineup...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
Invesco Alum is One of Two Bush Picks for SEC Posts
A former Invesco general counsel is one of two Democrats named by President Bush last week as his picks to fill openings on the SEC panel. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
Big Brokerages Give ETFs a Chance
ETFs are finding increased distribution at brokerage firms...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
Treasury Suggests Global Mutual Funds, Simpler ETF Registrations
While much of the coverage of Henry Paulson's Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure are focusing on the changes to the regulatory bodies, the plan has the potential to effect mutual funds directly. The MFWire reprints those portions of the Treuasury Blueprint...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2008 Views
Fidelity Contrafund Closing To New Accounts
Fidelity Investments is moving to curtail the flow of assets into its Contrafund and Advisor New Insights Fund. The Boston-based mutual fund giant said Friday it will shutter the funds, both managed by William Danoff, to new investors at the close of business on April 28. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 Views
Nationwide Taps a Retirement President and National Sales Manager
The Columbus, Ohio-based insurer has made two key appointments for its corporate retirement plans company...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 - Reader Rating: 2
Bausch & Lomb and Dana Corp Are Suit Targets
Johnson & Perkinson is considering two possible class action lawsuits against plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006
Sales Tool Scouts for Prospects
Comerica Bank has picked 401kExchange's new 401k Scout to help its sales team develop business with plan sponsors...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006
Northern Trust Settles Enron Suit
The directed trustee has settled with 401(k) participants who alleged it failed in its fiduciary duties...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006
Connecticut Defense Contractor Goes with Wells Fargo
The Minneapolis firm will provide bundled DC services for the $35 million plan...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006
AllianceBernstein Watches Unbundling Trend From The Sidelines
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. prefers to wear the hat of observer, not participant, in the unbundling trend--for the time being, that is. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 Views
AIM Goes Global on Seven New Retail Funds
AIM Investments has launched seven new retail funds, the company announced Friday. This set of products is designed to leverage the expertise of AMVESCAP subsidiaries worldwide for the benefit of AIM clients...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 Views
Schroders Expands Team, Shuffles Funds in U.S.
Schroders is continuing to expand and refine its North American operations. On Friday the London-based global asset manager announced it has added two new hires to its U.S. sales team, and also unveiled changes to its North American fund line-up...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 Views
Putnam Chief Earned More Than Cherkasky In '05
Charles Haldeman, chief executive of Putnam Investments, earned more than his boss in 2005. ..
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2006 Views
Advice Industry Pioneer Targets Sponsors
The firm will offer fiduciary guidance...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3
Advisory Firm Links with Financial Execs
The advisory firm will provide fiduciary seminars to a trade group...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005
SSgA Converts Lifestyle Funds
The firm links up with Dow Jones to benchmark the funds...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005
Vendor to Target TPAs with Direct Mail
A marketing and communications firm is putting a vendor catalog together...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005
DoL Names Regional EBSA Director
A veteran civil servant takes up the post in San Francisco...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005
Provider Gives Sponsors Fiduciary Tool
Sponsors can access the tool online...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005
Putnam Exec Says Bye-Bye to Beantown
An executive in charge of retirement products at Putnam is back at his old firm...
401kWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3.67
Fund Mergers Down in 2004
The total number of fund mergers in 2004 was down from the past two years, but relatively high compared to the past ten years .....
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005 Views
The Best Directors Are Low-Paid
A new study finds that low-paid mutual fund directors with large stakes in the fund or funds of their family fare the best .....
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005 Views
Regs Hone in on American Funds
Regulators continue to train their focus on the Los Angeles-based fund firm...
MutualFundWire.com - Thursday, March 31, 2005 - Reader Rating: 3
GoldK Makes Platform Changes: Partners Up
GoldK has teamed up with Pyramid Digital Solutions to offer web services with an OmniPlus backend...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - Reader Rating: 3
Recordkeeper Hiring Salespeople to Support Partners
ADP Retirement seeks wholesalers and national director...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - Reader Rating: 4
Safeco Names Acting Funds Group President
The firm has tapped an acting head of its mutual funds group to replace Kevin Rowell...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Views
Fund Firm Adds Class A Shares
Rydex Investments began offering class-A shares for a third of its funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Views
American Century Adds to Value Lineup
The Kansas City fund firm rolls out a new product. Also names new portfolio managers for Giftrust, Heritage and Vista funds...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Views
Fidelity Fixed Income Exec Move to Pru
Arthur MacBride joins Prudential Fixed Income as senior investment officer...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Views
AIM Fund Gets New Name
A new label and a modified mandate brings the fund in line with new naming rules...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Views
MFS Settles Again
Hot on the heels of its $350 million February settlement, MFS will pay $50 million to settle SEC charges that it didnít adequately disclose brokerage payments...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
RS Investments Said Near Regulatory Settlement
The $8 billion fund reportedly nears a settlement with regulators over market timing allegations...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
MetLife Sharpens TPA Focus
UPDATED: The provider expands its regional focus as it aims to better meet the needs of smaller, TPA-administered plans...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003
Vendor Aims for Small Biz Mart with New System
Under industry vet Jim Gilbert, this L.A.-based firm is looking to further open the small-plan segment with an automated, cost efficient software system. UBOC will be the first client...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4.5
SMA Accounts to Grow Six-fold by 2011
The separately-managed account sector is expected to expand dramatically in terms of both accounts and assets in the coming years, according to the MMI and FRC...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views
PFPC Expands Services to Hedge Funds
The vendor signs an agreement to offer auto Web-based reporting solution...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Foliofn, Back From the Dead?
The once highflying dotcom is planning a sales push at fund firms and other institutions...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 5
Delta Data Release Revenue Sharing Calculator
The tool assists it clients in tracking revenue sharing with partners...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003
No 8-K Just Yet
The SEC tells companies to continue using 10-Qs for black out information for now...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003
Erlenborn Honored for ERISA Work
One of the key figures in the passage of ERISA will be recognized this week...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 - Reader Rating: 4
Fund Directors Get 8 Percent Raise
The largest 50 fund firms hiked director pay in 2002 says Management Practice...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views
Columbia Management Outlines 529 Distribution
The firm aims to sell the plan via financial advisors and joins with the Upromise Loyalty Service...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views
Portman-Cardin IV Coming Soon
The next version of the pension reform bill will likely appear in April...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 - Reader Rating: 3
Placemark Partners to Boost Key Program
Its TOTAL Overlay Portfolio Management Services adds CheckFree APL capabilities...
MutualFundWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003 Views - Reader Rating: 4
Milliman Adds Consulting Actuary
The benefits consultant and TPA continues to beef up its Dallas office...
401kWire.com - Monday, March 31, 2003
UAM Sells Off Subsidiary
UAM has sold off one its subsidiaries back to its own management...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Los Angeles Fund Gets New Manager
This Los Angeles-based fund company is revamping one of is funds to improve performance...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Minimum Wage Bill
This week's TAG looks at the new minimum wage bill that was recently passed by the House...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
British Media Company Combines Plans
Previously separate plans will be pooled with Scudder...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Rydex Spreading its Wings
Rydex's funds are being made available in a San Francisco-based firm's mutual fund supermarket...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Illinois Sponsor Picks a New Vendor
A manufacturing firm in America's heartland chooses Scudder...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Small Bytes: McHenry Hires Abroad
The 401kWire.com takes its weekly look at the comings and goings of the retirement and related industries...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 31, 2000
Home field advantage ... Keefe jumps ship ... Monetta fined by SEC...
401kWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 31, 2000
Home field advantage ... Keefe jumps ship ... Monetta fined by SEC...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Big Doings At Morningstar
Morninstar continues to do some serious hiring, with more planned. The latest round includes a new head of institutional services from Pigrim Baxter...
MutualFundWire.com - Friday, March 31, 2000 - Reader Rating: 3
March EDGAR Fund Filings
March Fund Filings


Date Form* Fund Company
Mar 26 1999 N-1A/A Calamos Insurance Trust
Mar 26 1999 N-1A Wright Asset Allocation
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Mar 26 1999 N-1A Gamna Series Fund Inc.
Mar 25 1999 N-1A Emerging Markets Growth Fund Inc.
Mar 22 1999 N-1A/A RISA Investment Trust
Mar 22 1999 N-1A Nuveen Money Market Trust
Mar 22 1999 N-1A/A CDC MPT Funds
Mar 16 1999 N-1A Wright Asset Allocation Trust
Mar 15 1999 N-1A/A Morgan Stanley Dean Witter International Fund
Mar 12 1999 N-1A Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Total Market Index Fund
Mar 12 1999 N-1A Wells Fargo Funds Trust
Mar 11 1999 N-1A Wells Fargo Variable Trust
Mar 8 1999 N-1A/A New Covenant Funds
Mar 8 1999 N-1A/A Mercury Asset Mgmt Funds Inc
Mar 5 1999 N-1A State Street Research Institutional Fund
Mar 5 1999 N-1A/A AFL CIO Housing Investment Trust
Mar 4 1999 N-1A/A Industry Leaders Fund
Mar 3 1999 N-1A/A AMIDEX Funds Inc
Mar 3 1999 N-1A/A Capital World Opportunites Fund
Mar 2 1999 N-1A Tax Free Fund Of Vermont Inc
Mar 1 1999 N-1A/A VantagePoint Funds

*Filings are available on Edgar-Online.com. Edgar-Online is not affiliated with the MutualFundWire.com and requires a separate subscription.

MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Why You Won't Find Content at SchwabSucks.com
Financial services firms are finding that their trademarks are only as valuable as the URL that stands behind them. But are they protecting these resources?..
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Why You Won't Find Content at SchwabSucks.com
Don't know what an URL is? If you asked this question it is time to get a move on. URLs (or Universal Resource Locators for the technically minded) are the name that your company lives under in cyperspace. Most companies rely on URL as their brand. What the Internet leaders are finding out though, is that the URL you brand is not necessarily the URL your customers try. Just ask Charles Schwab...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Manulife Goes Outside for 401k Funds
Manulife is turning to outside fund companies, including Fidelity, to bolster its Pinnacle 401k product...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Pilots Fly with Advice
Herndon, Virginia-based Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has tapped Financial Engines to provide advice for its staff group, a representative with the vendor told the 401kWire.com. This marks a win for its independent services...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
New Sales Manager at Invesco
Invesco has hired a new national sales manager to expand advisor relationships...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Views - Reader Rating: 3
Manulife Adds to Pinnacle 401k Product
Effective May 1, 1999, Manulife Financial will be expanding the number of investment options it offers through its Pinnacle 401(k) product, John D. DesPrez III, executive vice president of U.S. Operations, told the 401kWire.com...
401kWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Odd Lots, March 31, 1999
Putnam's Lawrence pulls in $23 million ... Fund flows pick up in March ... Later closes on the exchanges are coming ... Japan is baaack ... Which funds are the target of hot money...
MutualFundWire.com - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 - Reader Rating: 3
Wachovia to Acquire Regional TPA and Investment Advisor
As part of an effort to build its book of business and pick up an investment advisory unit, Wachovia Corporation will purchase Hunt, DuPree, Rhine and Associates Inc., a regional TPA firm and benefits consultant, and its affiliate Retirement Plan Securities Inc., a registered investment advisor. The Spectrem Group advised on the deal...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
When Can You Choose Your Own Investment Manager?
If Wellington Management Company has its way, Frank Russell will be prevented from selecting the investment manager of its choice and force the company to violate ERISA. Or so contends Frank Russell in a suit filed today in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. The suit stems from the departure of one of Wellington's investment managers, Arnold Schneider, who subsequently started his own firm, and the desire by Frank Russell to follow Schneider rather than stay with Wellington...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
401(k)is Like Butter at Land O'Lakes
Arden Hills, MN-based Land O'Lakes, Inc. is changing the trustee for its 401(k) plan, which has approximately $265 million in assets and 4400 participants, Terry Koves, director of compensation and benefits, told the 401kWire. The butter manufacturer switched from Mellon Trust to Norwest Master Trust on January 1, 1998...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Dravo to Restructure
Pittsburgh, PA-based Dravo Corporation is considering a restructuring program for its $10 million 401(k) plan for hourly employees, states a report in P&I Daily. CIGNA and PNC Bank currently serve as asset managers for the plan. The current thinking at the company is to shift the plan to Vanguard. The plan has approximately 750 participants, according to The Money Market Directory, 1998...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Bergen Brunswig Thinks Funds
Orange, CA-based Bergen Brunswig Corporation is looking into adding a domestic fixed-income or a global fixed-income fund for its $200 million 401(k) plan, according to a report in P&I Daily. Officials are still discussing whether or not to add the fund. Currently, there are 11 investment options offered in the Bergen Brunswig plan...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
Participants, Retirement Day
Today is retirement day. At least it is according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is using this week to conduct a campaign designed to encourage savings and investing. The SEC's official name for today is "Get a 'Ballpark Estimate' of Your Retirement Needs" day. No, you don't get the day off (unless you are already retired), but that doesn't mean that you should overlook this important topic...
401kWire.com - Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - Reader Rating: 3
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