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Money funds get new restrictions aimed at preventing runs

July 23, 2014

The riskiest money-market mutual funds will be required to abandon their stable, $1-share value and allow their prices to float under rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rules, approved Wednesday on a 3-2 vote,...

Most investors missed the Dow's early fireworks

July 2, 2014

Today's Breakfast with Benjamin by Mason Braswell The Dow hit new highs, but did you miss the ride? Dow flirts with 17,000, but most people missed the ride. In the latest gender discrimination suit to plague Wall Street, two former Goldman Sachs...

Support eroding for money funds rule as SEC's White pushes vote

June 14, 2014

One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new protections for money-market mutual funds, support is eroding for the agency's plan to rein in the riskiest of them. In recent days, two of the agency's five commissioners have...

Buffett is ready to double down on his wind and solar energy bet

June 10, 2014

Warren Buffett sees his $15 billion wind and solar energy investment as just the beginning. It's chump change to the world's fifth-largest company. ”We're going to keep doing that as far as the eye can see." The European Central Bank's stimulus...

SEC chair says money market reforms coming soon

May 22, 2014

New rules imposing safeguards on money market funds will be out “in the very near term,” SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Thursday at an Investment Company Institute conference in Washington. “Staff are intensely focused” on producing...

2014's oddly logical bond market rally

May 19, 2014

This year's surprising bond market rally is really about economic false starts and guarding against rates that never rose. Mohamed El-Erian breaks it down. When interest rates don't rise Both retail and professional investors are getting cautious...

Investors cool to bank loan funds and performance could be a casualty

May 1, 2014

Greater predictability from the Federal Reserve is prompting investors to dump adjustable-rate bank loan funds in search of juicer yields, setting the stage for a potential slide in fund performance, analysts say. After 95 weeks of uninterrupted...

Big asset managers propose new 'retail investor' definition for money-fund reform

October 31, 2013

Several major fund companies are trying to persuade the Securities and Exchange Commission to modify the definition of “retail investor” in the agency's money market reform proposal. The SEC defines a retail investor as one who withdraws...

Investors pour back into money funds after debt deal

October 18, 2013

Investors pumped $8.9 billion into money-market mutual funds Thursday, the first day of deposits in more than two weeks, as an agreement by lawmakers in Washington averted a government default. Money funds that cater to institutions took in...

Fidelity playing catch up with ETFs as chief Johnson remains quiet

October 9, 2013

When Abigail Johnson began her apprenticeship at Fidelity Investments 25 years ago, the firm founded by her grandfather was the nation's biggest mutual fund company, and star manager Peter Lynch was enjoying a performance streak at the Magellan...

Vanguard money funds paying capital gains

September 29, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable last Tuesday, said...

Annuities changes puzzle advisers

September 24, 2013

Though variable annuities were helpful for the most nervous clients during the financial crisis, advisers admit that insurers still have room for improvement when it comes to this product line. A panel of financial advisers from the Chicago...

Vanguard to pay short-term capital gains on money market funds

September 24, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable today, on three of...

Is the great correlation over?

September 24, 2013

The unprecedented correlation between asset classes that stemmed from the financial crisis appears to be over, strategists said Tuesday at the InvestmentNews Alternative Investments Conference in Chicago. Advisers need to keep that in mind as...

Firms seek reworking of money fund reform

September 22, 2013

Major financial firms are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to narrow its money market fund reform plan, asking it to exclude tax-exempt money funds and revise the definition of “retail investor,” among other changes. In...

Reserve Primary Fund settles shareholder suit for $54.9M

September 9, 2013

Bruce R. Bent II, president of the $62.5 billion Reserve Primary money-market fund that failed during the financial crisis, agreed to settle a shareholder lawsuit in an accord worth about $54.9 million. Bent and his father, Bruce R. Bent, are...

Unfinished business: Money fund reform lurks in wake of financial crisis

September 5, 2013

A year ago, when opposition from the asset-management industry killed her plan to make money-market mutual funds safer, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro looked to Timothy Geithner, then the Treasury Secretary, to...

Schwab plans money-market-like ETFs

August 5, 2013

Charles Schwab Investment Management plans to launch a trio of money-market-like exchange-traded funds as fee waivers and regulation weigh on traditional money market funds. Schwab, the fifth-largest money fund manager, will roll out two-month,...

The Takeaway: SEC warns money funds about defaults

July 22, 2013

Portfolio And now...the Bull Case for China (yes, it exists).  (FT Alphaville) Why Bill Ackman's Herbalife trade was flawed from the start.  (Bronte) ...meanwhile, Dan Loeb's trade in Yahoo works like a charm - he even convinces the company...

Possible exodus from money funds

June 9, 2013

Financial advisers foresee an exodus of investors from money market funds if the reforms floated by the Securities and Exchange Commission are implemented. Last Wednesday, the SEC unanimously approved and released a proposal that offered two...

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