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IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE AN INDEXER: WHAT DO YOU BID FOR 12 NERDS?

November 1, 1999

Quantitative and passive managers and support staff, once considered the geeks and bores of the money management world, are suddenly its darlings. Beginning in July with the raid of a 12-member team from Bankers Trust Co. -- now Deutsche Asset...

USING THE WEB TO SNARE BIGGER GAME: TOP MONEY MANAGERS FINALLY LOOK TO INTERNET TO ATTRACT AND SERVE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

October 18, 1999

While consumer financial services have been leading other industries in Internet involvement, their institutional investment counterparts have continued to rely almost exclusively on off-line marketing and customer service tactics. Until now....

YOUNGER BOGLE AIMS TO TURN INFANT FUND INTO A TODDLER: VANGUARD FOUNDER'S SON SAILING ON OWN WITH SMALL-CAP OFFERING

October 18, 1999

John C. Bogle Jr. has nothing if not name recognition. His father founded Vanguard Group nearly 25 years ago and turned it into a mutual fund operation second only to Fidelity Investments with $500 billion under management, But the younger Mr....

HOW INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS CAN WORK

May 31, 1999

The mutual fund industry as a whole hasn't embraced the idea of private accounts for Social Security, but some fund companies nevertheless are pushing proposals for making the accounts cost-effective. One of them, State Street Global Advisors...

FLIP SIDE: JUNE DEADLINE LOOMS FOR TRUST SWAPS: SWITCHING FROM BONDS TO STOCKS COULD AID BOTH DONOR AND CHARITY

May 10, 1999

Charities are scrambling against a June 8 deadline in an effort to lure fence-sitters to swap a popular estate-planning vehicle that encourages gifts to charity for another that may prove more lucrative for donor and charity alike. Donors have...

I.A.M. FUND INVESTS IN COMPANIES FRIENDLY TO MACHINISTS: STATE ST. BANKS ON UNION LABEL

April 19, 1999

State Street Corp., the top U.S. pension manager, has come up with a new turn in socially aware investing. The Boston bank's Global Advisors unit is hawking a mutual fund called IAM Shares. Its portfolio will comprise primarily companies that...

"THE WALL STREET CONSPIRACY...IT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST"

February 22, 1999

William Shipman may well be called Wall Street's ambassador on Social Security. The problem is, most of Wall Street doesn't seem to be following him, at least openly. Since he joined State Street Global Advisors as a principal in 1993, Mr. Shipman...

WALL STREET, MUTUAL FUNDS GET REMINDER OF LABOR'S PENSION CLOUT: UNIONS TARGET SOC SEC REFORMERS

February 1, 1999

Unions are turning up the heat on the nation's biggest financial firms to keep them from supporting the use of payroll taxes to fund individual Social Security accounts. Top officials of the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of State, County...

PRIVATIZE, YES; INDEX FUNDS, NO; INDUSTRY: GIVE WORKERS SOCIAL SECURITY CHOICE BUT DON'T GO THAT FAR

January 25, 1999

The securities industry wants American workers to be able to choose where to invest their Social Security taxes, unless of course they choose one of the cheapest kinds of investments: index mutual funds. One of the leading plans for setting...

SURPRISE! DECEMBER ASSET EXITS NOT EVEN HALF WHAT HAD BEEN FEARED: HEDGE FUND MASSACRE JUST A BRUISE

January 25, 1999

`Despite dire predictions that hedge funds would suffer massive yearend redemptions, investors pulled out only around 10% of their assets in December. That's less than half the level predicted after stock market turmoil and a bond liquidity...

SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN AN INDEXERS' PLUS, 401(K) MINUS: CLINTON PROPOSAL GIVES LOW-PAID WORKERS A CASH-IN-HAND REASON TO SWAP SAVINGS

January 25, 1999

While low-cost index funds are widely expected to win big should President Clinton's proposal to invest Social Security money in the stock market become law, it's a different story for 401(k) plans. The fear is that the president's proposed...

MANAGED FUTURES REMAIN IN BLOOM AS HEDGE FUNDS TAKE A BAD CLIPPING: GAINS WERE PRUNED FOR YEAR, ESPECIALLY IN EMERGING MARKETS, BUT DERIVATIVES HEDGING STILL A SHEER DELIGHT

September 14, 1998

It worked. Managed futures, that is. Along with derivatives hedging, managed futures gave institutional investors diversification in the stock market's recent free fall. The hedge fund industry in general, however, failed to provide a cushion...

ALMIGHTY DOLLAR REIGNS IN MONEY MANAGEMENT: U.S. FIRMS RUN 44.2% OF WORLD'S INVESTMENTS

August 17, 1998

Money managers based in the United States strengthened their grip on the global investment industry in 1997, seizing a 44.2% market share of the $25 trillion industry, according to the P&I/Watson Wyatt World 500, recently published by InvestmentNews...

IF THEY PRIVATIZE IT, WILL THEY COME? SERVICING MILLIONS OF SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNTS COULD BE LOSER, THEN AGAIN...

July 13, 1998

Everyone from Bill Clinton to Newt Gingrich has expressed at least an interest in privatizing parts of the Social Security system to allow workers to accumulate their own nest eggs through personal accounts. Yet there's nervousness from a surprising...

STATE? NOT GREAT, SOME WORKERS SAY: STAID BOSTON FIRM FACES DISCRIMINATION CHARGES

June 15, 1998

One of the world's largest -- and most private -- money managers is being kicked into the spotlight, in this case by a pink pump. State Street Global Advisors, the nation's third-largest money manager, with $458 billion in assets under management,...

AT THE BELL

June 15, 1998

PMC ponders sale options PMC International Inc., a Denver-based broker-dealer catering to financial consultants and independent financial advisers, is weighing ways of obtaining needed capital -- including a possible sale. The firm has hired...

AT THE BELL

June 8, 1998

'Coach' Schwab irks advisers Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. has taken early steps to calm advisers who fear the San Francisco supermart is trying to poach business, by writing them "to reiterate our respect for the relationship between you and your...

TOP MANAGERS ARE GODZILLAS OF THE BIZ: FIRST 5 IN P&I STUDY ALL TOP $200 BILLION IN TAX-EXEMPT U.S. ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

June 1, 1998

Call it the Godzilla syndrome. The top 10 in sister publication Pensions & Investments' annual money manager survey are mammoth, multiproduct companies, and each of the top five reports more than $200 billion in total U.S. tax-exempt assets...

NEW JOBS

June 1, 1998

* Bank Plus Corp. of Los Angeles has appointed Mark K. Mason, 39, executive vice president and chief financial officer for it and wholly owned subsidiary Fidelity Federal Bank. He also has been named chief operating officer for all holding company...

NEW JOBS

May 25, 1998

* Robertson Stephens Investment Management of San Francisco has named Jim Callinan, 37, portfolio manager of the Pacific Horizon Aggressive Growth Fund and the World Horizon Aggressive Growth Fund, and Jim Miller, 55, portfolio manager of the...

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