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State auto-IRA programs poised to catch advisers' attention

March 13, 2018

The first state auto-IRA plan is up and running. OregonSaves, which launched last year, has more than 19,000 individuals and 300 companies participating. What does this mean for financial advisers? Oregon's foray into the retirement arena is...

Why isn't gold soaring?

March 5, 2018

Gold is the investment for times of disaster, disruption and global dislocation. So why has gold been so tranquil this year? It's a difficult question. When the most recent correction in the stock market started on Jan. 26, gold sold at $1,354....

Is ESG investing going mainstream?

February 10, 2018

It is still easy to find naysayers of investing based on environmental, social and governance factors, but those critics who once held the high ground of quantitative and rational analysis are starting to feel the ground slowly crumble beneath...

InvestmentNews Research and State Street Global Advisors Release New Study, “Women in Advice: Inspiring the Next Generation of Financial Advisers”

February 9, 2018

BOSTON, February 7, 2018 — InvestmentNews and State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced new research into many of the reasons why women still represent a distinct minority...

Stock market reaction: Investment managers interpret Dow plunge

February 6, 2018

Money managers and financial advisers are sounding off on Monday's 1,175-point drop of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Most are urging investors to take a long-term view, many mention that such a move was "overdue" and none are expressing...

The dealmakers financing top adviser technology

February 3, 2018

Until recently, most private equity and venture capital firms ignored the adviser technology space, preferring instead to seek sexier — and often more lucrative — markets in consumer fintech. But some recognized the adviser industry's desperate...

Increasing the number of women advisers an uphill climb

January 12, 2018

Efforts to recruit and retain female financial advisers continue to be an uphill battle across the financial services industry. Despite near universal acknowledgment of the advantages of having more women working with clients, the hard data...

Misperceptions about the financial advice industry are stalling gender equality

January 9, 2018

Women remain underrepresented in the financial advice industry, progress toward gender equality is moving at a snail's pace and women in the industry still face substantial barriers to advancement. As a new report from InvestmentNews Research...

NextCapital gets $30 million more in funding for its digital advice platforms

January 4, 2018

NextCapital, a technology vendor that builds customized digital advice platforms for large financial institutions, announced Thursday morning the completion of a $30 million round of Series C funding. The company currently offers what it calls...

5 reasons women don't thrive in the financial advice business

December 22, 2017

Critics are quick to decry the financial advice industry's lack of diversity - only 16% of advisers are women - but there are barriers to overcome. Firms need to get past these five issues in order to tap the potential rewards that would come...

Outlook 2018: Fund companies weigh in

December 21, 2017

2017 will go down in history as a very good year for stock investors. The S&P 500 index soared 21%, including reinvested dividends, and the MSCI EAFE international index jumped 22%. Even bonds eked out some gains, despite an increasingly hawkish...

Women in Advice

December 20, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the report, “Women in Advice: Inspiring the Next Generation of Financial Advisers”

Women in advice: inspiring the next generation of financial advisers

December 19, 2017

While the industry recognizes that advisers must be drawn from a larger, more diverse pool, thus far it has done little to hold itself accountable for change. To effect change and address the lack of diversity, male and female leaders will have...

TD Ameritrade to bolster lineup of commission-free ETFs

October 16, 2017

TD Ameritrade has expanded its commission-free exchange-traded funds platform to 296 from 100, effective Oct. 17. The participating ETF providers are AGFiQ QuantShares, First Trust Portfolios, iShares ETFs, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, PowerShares...

State Street cuts fees, renames 15 ETFs

October 16, 2017

State Street Global Advisors has lowered the expense ratio of 15 of its exchange-traded funds – one by 48 basis points – and renamed them SPDR Portfolio ETFs. Three of the funds will track new indexes, SSGA said in a release. Expense ratios...

General Electric 401(k) participants sue over poor-performing GE Asset Management funds

September 28, 2017

Three participants in General Electric Co.'s 401(k) plan filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 by breaching its fiduciary duties. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court...

Investment managers have found a new way to give back

August 22, 2017

The popularity of companies that give back — such as Warby Parker and TOMS, which donate a pair of glasses or shoes for every pair you buy — is spreading to investments. Investment manager Infrastructure Capital Advisors, for one, is giving...

State Street's Brie Williams: How financial advisers can protect clients with cognitive decline

July 7, 2017

Advisers need to take note of changes in their clients’ behaviors as they age, and help protect them from unnecessary financial fraud or loss, according to Brie Williams, head of practice management at State Street Global Advisors.

State Street's Brie Williams: The story behind the 'Fearless Girl' statue

June 22, 2017

The idea started with the creation of a statue to coincide with International Women's Day, and the results surpassed expectations, according to Brie Williams, head of practice management at State Street Global Advisors.

Pershing to roll out a no-transaction-fee ETF platform

June 15, 2017

BNY Mellon's Pershing is rolling out a no-transaction-fee ETF platform in an effort to give financial advisers more access to what they desire, the company announced Thursday. The new platform, FundVest ETF, was unveiled by Pershing chief executive...

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