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Janus to sell stake to insurer — but will it stem the bleeding?

August 13, 2012

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS), the fund company struggling to reverse 12 quarters of investor redemptions, lined up support from Japan's second-largest life insurer, sending its shares up the most in two years. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. (8750),...

Betting the farm on a dozen stocks

August 13, 2012

We've got another solid entry for the “Eating Your Own Cooking Club” of portfolio managers that invest heavily in strategies they manage. Richard Cook and Dowe Bynum, co-managers of the Cook & Bynum Fund Ticker:(COBYX), have virtually all...

The 'cult of equity' isn't dying - it's just passive

August 12, 2012

Bond guru Bill Gross made waves recently when he predicted the demise of “the cult of equity,” but while investors have been pulling out of actively managed equity funds for years, the same can't be said for their passive counterparts. “The...

Latest round of Treasury showdown goes to Fuss

August 12, 2012

The latest round in the heavyweight showdown over Treasuries between Pimco's Bill Gross and Loomis Sayles' Dan Fuss has gone to the latter. Loomis Sayles & Co. LP's vice chairman has been avoiding Treasuries in his flagship Loomis Sayles Bond...

Adviser to NASCAR fund that tanked riles SEC

August 10, 2012

The investment adviser to a $4 million mutual fund that invested in NASCAR-related stocks failed to provide securities regulators with documents about the now-liquidated fund and faces an administrative hearing, the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Two ETF players call it quits

August 7, 2012

Scottrade Inc. and Russell Investments are both exiting the exchange-traded-fund business. Scottrade on Tuesday — less than a week after naming a new chief executive —announced that it will liquidate its lineup of exchange-traded funds....

Siegel constant is history, Gross claims

August 6, 2012

When Bill Gross started Pimco's most recent effort to expand into stocks three years ago, he vowed not to repeat the mistake he made in the 1980s, when his bond traders overwhelmed a handful of equity managers at strategy meetings, eventually...

The 'cult of equity' isn't dying — it's going passive

August 6, 2012

Bond guru Bill Gross made waves last week when he predicted the demise of “the cult of equity,” but while investors have been pulling out of actively managed equity funds for years, the same can't be said for their passive counterparts....

On the ropes, Knight Capital seeks buyers

August 3, 2012

Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG) opened its books to potential buyers, including private-equity firms and at least one securities-industry rival, as it seeks an investment or takeover to survive after a $440 million trading loss, said two people...

Veteran regulator Robert Plaze to retire from SEC

August 3, 2012

A veteran regulator who has been instrumental on issues involving the investment advisory sector is leaving the Securities and Exchange Commission. Robert Plaze, deputy director of the Division of Investment Management, will retire at the end...

Knight has 'all hands on deck' after $440 million bug

August 2, 2012

Knight Capital Group Inc. (KCG) has “all hands on deck” and is in close contact with clients and counterparties as it tries to weather trading errors that cost it $440 million, Chief Executive Officer Thomas Joyce said. Joyce said it's “hard...

Vanguard drops AllianceBernstein as a subadviser for three funds

August 2, 2012

The Vanguard Group Inc. has dropped AllianceBernstein LP as a subadviser for three of its mutual funds. AllianceBernstein is no longer managing a portion of the $12.1 billion Vanguard Windsor Fund Ticker:(VWNDX), the $6.1 billion Vanguard International...

Computer trading glitches roil exchange-traded funds

August 1, 2012

If you picked Wednesday morning as the time to trade a utilities or gold-mining exchange-traded fund, you have rotten luck. Shares of popular utilities and gold-mining ETFs spiked in morning trading, thanks to “technical glitches” at market...

Ex-'King of Bonds' makes big bid to regain crown

July 29, 2012

Western Asset Management Co. has re-branded itself and for the first time is reaching out to retail investors — all in a bid to reclaim its place as the top fixed-income manager. Last month, Western Asset, the fixed-income subsidiary of Legg...

Vanguard fires another shot in ETF fee war

July 29, 2012

The Vanguard Group Inc. will be the first to tell you that it isn't in the midst of an ETF fee war, but its competitors must feel that way. Last Tuesday, Vanguard filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer a short-term Treasury...

American Funds, T. Rowe win big in oil M&A deal

July 29, 2012

American Funds and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. were the big mutual fund winners in Chinese offshore oil producer CNOOC Ltd's announcement last week of plans to buy Nexen Inc. On July 23, CNOOC said it would buy the Canadian oil producer for $27.50...

Reported probe into stable-value fund could upend advisers

July 29, 2012

A reported inquiry by the Labor Department into a JPMorgan Chase & Co. stable-value fund could put financial advisers in the cross hairs. The federal agency is questioning whether the firm committed a fiduciary breach under the Em-ployee Retirement...

Apple still has some luster, manager says

July 29, 2012

Apple Inc.'s (APPL) disappointing earnings report last week is being called the company's worst negative surprise in eight years, but the market is showing enough mercy to suggest that this is only a temporary rough patch. The stock price, which...

J.P. Morgan set to kick down the 401(k) door for ETFs

July 26, 2012

Exchange-traded funds may have finally found their passport to the profit-generating world of 401(k) plans. J.P. Morgan Asset Management plans to launch a series of target date funds that will use both actively managed funds and ETFs. “This...

Former 'King of Bonds' makes bid to regain crown

July 26, 2012

Western Asset Management Co. has rebranded itself and is reaching out to investors who aren't institutions for the first time — all in a bid to reclaim its place as the top fixed-income manager. Last month, Western Asset, the fixed-income...

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