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Pimco's Dan Ivascyn on inflation risk and market volatility

May 7, 2018

Pimco has been riding a wave of success, reporting a fourth-quarter operating profit of $684 million, the highest since co-founder Bill Gross left the firm in 2014. Many have attributed the company's revival to chief investment officer Daniel...

It's time to educate your clients, and yourself, about alternative investments

May 5, 2018

Individual investors are being tempted by alternative investments as they seek greater diversification of their portfolios, so advisers should be preparing to answer questions about them from their clients. Alternative investments generally...

Research Affiliates'Arnott sounds a warning on market bubbles

May 4, 2018

Rob Arnott, CEO of Research Affiliates, is using the B word. In this case, B stands for "bubble." "Several bubbles are evident today, most importantly a tech bubble, eerily similar to — albeit narrower than — the 'new economy' dogma of the...

Corporate bonds look risky after a decade of heavy issuance

May 4, 2018

Corporate debt investors, having partied like it's 1999, should remember what came after that: a big wave of defaults. The 2000 to 2002 recession looms only faintly in the minds of many on Wall Street, but it may be the best model for the potential...

Bill Gross says Treasuries are in 'hibernating bear market'

May 3, 2018

If billionaire bond investor Bill Gross is right, most of this year's excitement in the Treasury market is behind us and yields won't see a substantial move from here. The Janus Henderson fund manager doesn't see a blowout in yields to much...

3 insights on the Financial Engines-Edelman combination and how it might affect you

May 3, 2018

On Monday, Financial Engines announced that it was being taken private by the respected private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $3 billion in cash, a 30% premium over the pre-announcement closing price. Financial Engines will merge with Edelman...

What active share can and can't tell you

May 3, 2018

Thanks to an agreement with former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, 13 fund companies will voluntarily disclose the active share calculation for their funds. What exactly does the calculation show you? Active share is the percentage...

DOL guidance on ESG funds shouldn't have chilling effect on social impact investments

May 3, 2018

Financial advisers looking for an excuse to avoid allocations to investments based on environmental, social and governance factors have been handed a hall pass in the form of a recent bulletin from the Department of Labor. While the densely-written...

81-year-old Mark Mobius says no to retirement, yes to new venture

May 2, 2018

Turns out Mark Mobius isn't one for retirement. Less than four months after leaving Franklin Templeton Investments, the 81-year-old has set up a new asset management firm to invest in emerging and frontier markets. Mobius Capital Partners has...

A radical idea: Pay clients for the privilege of managing their funds

May 2, 2018

The asset management industry is in a funk. The popularity of low-cost index trackers is crushing fees across the board, while Morgan Stanley reckons a shift to performance-based charges threatens half of the industry's profit. Divyesh Hindocha...

Neuberger Berman launches specialty finance group

May 2, 2018

Neuberger Berman has launched a specialty finance group and hired Peter Sterling as a managing director and head of the new group, spokesman Alexander Samuelson said. The Neuberger Berman Specialty Finance group will seek assets within the consumer,...

Advisers must align a client's portfolio with these 3 personal risk measures

May 2, 2018

What can happen if an adviser doesn't properly align a client's investment portfolio with their risk tolerance? They could lose clients or even face a lawsuit, said Michael Kitces, partner and director of research at Pinnacle Advisory Group....

What advisers should tell clients about the inverted yield curve

May 2, 2018

Some things seem so abnormal that people take them as omens of doom. For example, if the furnace shouts, "Get out!" every time you go into the basement, you might assume that your house wasn't such a bargain after all. And if the yield on the...

China's HNA drops bid to buy Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge

May 1, 2018

HNA Group Co. and SkyBridge Capital have agreed to drop the Chinese conglomerate's plan to acquire the investment firm. Founder Anthony Scaramucci will return as a co-managing partner. The New York-based hedge fund and the aviation-to-real estate...

Bond ETFs are awash in cash

May 1, 2018

Investors sought shelter in bonds over stocks in April on the heels of equity volatility and interest-rate fears. More than $14 billion was added to U.S.-listed exchange-traded debt funds last month, the most since October 2014, according to...

'Father of ETFs' warns about leveraged funds

April 30, 2018

Jim Ross, known as one of the fathers of exchange-traded funds, says leveraged ETFs aren't a viable long-term investment vehicle, and his company, State Street Global Advisors, will never sell them. Mr. Ross, who was part of the team that designed...

Nuveen's Bob Doll predicts bear market unlikely in the near term

April 30, 2018

While the stock market is unlikely to repeat the "near perfect" showing it had in 2017, advisers can take solace in a positive outlook for 2018 and the likelihood that a bear market is unlikely to emerge in the near term, Bob Doll, chief equity...

Funds that let investors tap into M&A fever

April 30, 2018

T-Mobile US Inc. plans to buy Sprint Corp. in a $26 billion deal that is just the most recent round of M&A activity in the U.S. this year. Why are so many companies feeling the urge to merge, and how can investors best take advantage of this...

Top-performing junk bond fund moves out of junk

April 30, 2018

One of the world's best high-yield bond investors is getting nervous about the riskier parts of the debt markets. The Absalon Global High Yield fund, which beat 97% of its peers in 2017, isn't now "actively investing in CCC credits due to poor...

More advisers use alts, but few understand them

April 28, 2018

Even as adviser use of alternative investments is on the rise, one overriding problem remains.​ Advisers often don't understand them, according to a panel of investment experts at the InvestmentNews Innovators in Investing event and webcast...

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