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Tiny ETF beats tech and everything else in second quarter

July 12, 2019

Forget oil, bonds and tech — if you wanted to make the most money from an exchange-traded fund last quarter, it was the market for transporting iron ore to China where investors really hit the jackpot. The Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF returned...

Zombie ETFs liquidated at a record pace in first half

July 3, 2019

It's getting more and more difficult to prevail in the crowded market for exchange-traded funds. A record 58 ETFs were liquidated in the six months through June, marking the industry's worst-ever start to a year, according to data compiled by...

Bull market's dividend ride comes back to earth

January 22, 2019

For Lode Devlaminck, it was the turning point — the moment corporate titans and their shareholders had to pay for the excesses of the credit cycle. In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev halved its dividend after the world's largest brewer confronted...

BlackRock leads October slide in stocks of asset managers

October 30, 2018

It's been a cruel month for U.S. asset managers. BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp. and rivals have seen their shares take a hit as jittery institutional investors have seized up in choppy markets. The other culprits: weak fee revenue and lackluster...

Invesco to buy OppenheimerFunds

October 18, 2018

Invesco Ltd. is betting $5.7 billion that active management has a bright future. It agreed to pay about that amount in a deal with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to acquire its OppenheimerFunds, which specializes in picking stocks and...

Invesco said to be in talks to purchase OppenheimerFunds

September 21, 2018

Invesco Ltd. is in talks to buy Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s OppenheimerFunds unit, which has more than $248 billion in assets under management, according to a person familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced later this...

Stocks are doing OK. Asset managers' stocks? Not so much

September 14, 2018

The U.S. stock market is having another solid year. You wouldn't know it by looking at the shares of companies that manage money. The S&P index of 18 asset managers and custody banks is down almost 11% this year, compared with a gain of more...

Invesco joins the do-it-yourself indexing trend

July 26, 2018

In the cut-throat world of exchange-traded funds, it pays to keep up with the Joneses. Invesco Ltd., the fourth-largest issuer in the U.S., is starting eight fixed-income ETFs backed by benchmarks designed by the firm, following the likes of...

ETF issuers have new competitor for USAA's $5.5 billion investment: USAA itself

October 26, 2017

BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have a new competitor for the $5.5 billion that United Services Automobile Association has invested in exchange-traded funds: USAA itself. The San Antonio-based insurance and financial...

Invesco to buy Guggenheim's ETF business

September 27, 2017

Invesco Ltd. has agreed to purchase Guggenheim Partners' ETF business in a $1.2 billion deal that will be announced Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Invesco will acquire Guggenheim's suite of 79 ETFs, which have $37...

Invesco acquires robo-adviser Jemstep

January 12, 2016

Investment management firm Invesco Ltd. has acquired Jemstep, one of the first online automated investment platforms in the financial services industry, in the latest bid to offer more robo-technology to traditional advisers. The technology...

SEC's Daniel Gallagher resigning as commissioner

May 13, 2015

Daniel Gallagher is resigning his post as a Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission after four years, a time marked by partisan battles over the regulatory response to the 2008 financial crisis, according to three people...

Pimco renames some equity funds in push to juice expansion

March 26, 2015

Pacific Investment Management Co., the firm best known for bonds that's been seeking to expand its stock offerings, will rename some of its equity funds as it plans to open new products with Robert Arnott's Research Affiliates. Pimco is renaming...

Federated, BlackRock considering private funds to replace old money-market funds

March 18, 2015

Regulators' attempts to prevent another run on the $2.7 trillion money-market fund industry is having some unintended consequences. Some of the largest fund providers, led by Federated Investors Inc. and BlackRock Inc., are considering offering...

Liquid alts' drawback: High cost

November 16, 2014

The more alternative products that fund companies offer, the bigger the dilemma facing financial advisers. For those who favor alternatives, managers are working to bring risk-diversifying strategies — long the exclusive province of big institutional...

How to explain alternative investments to clients

October 16, 2014

Advisers who have decided it's time to move clients — or more of them — into alternative investments need to use careful language and context to explain to clients why they should want these investments in their portfolios. "We need to simplify...

Investors return to emerging markets as concerns ease

June 27, 2014

Nobody likes missing a bull market, even if it's happening half a world away. With stocks rising from Sao Paulo (IBOV) to Moscow to Istanbul, asset managers have piled almost $11 billion into developing-nation exchange-traded funds listed in...

Investment managers report lackluster quarter

May 13, 2014

Publicly traded money managers saw rather anemic gains in assets under management for the quarter ended March 31, due in part to defined-benefit plans playing a smaller role in the institutional investment industry and also because equity markets...

IRA conversions surge ahead of tax break end

January 4, 2014

Tax Break for IRA Conversion Lured 10% of Millionaires Congress dangled an incentive for high-income Americans to convert their tax-deferred individual retirement accounts into post-tax plans. Their response was overwhelming. Conversions from...

Invesco exec departs to set up fund

October 15, 2013

Neil Woodford, who oversees the U.K.'s largest equity fund, is leaving Invesco Perpetual after more than 25 years to set up his own company. Mark Barnett, 43, was named head of U.K. equities and will run the Invesco Perpetual High Income Fund...

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