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Sovereign funds boosting alternative investments

September 30, 2013

Sovereign wealth funds, which control about $6 trillion of wealth globally, are boosting investments in alternative assets like real estate and private equity to boost returns, a survey by Invesco Ltd. found. The wide swings in equity prices...

Invesco adds risk parity in balanced fund

September 15, 2013

Invesco Ltd. has opened up a new fund to financial advisers that takes its balanced-risk strategy and adds a tactical flair. The Invesco Global Markets Strategy Fund (GMSDX) was launched in September 2012 but was made available to nonaccredited...

Invesco offers a new twist on risk parity

September 10, 2013

Invesco Ltd. has opened up a new fund to financial advisers that takes its balanced-risk strategy and adds a tactical flair. The Invesco Global Markets Strategy Fund (GMSDX) launched last September but was only made available to non-accredited...

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...

Target funds amass assets

August 18, 2013

Vanguard sees continued increases in assets going to target date funds, which will be a “dominant theme” for the firm's defined-contribution business, according to Chris McIsaac, managing director and head of Vanguard's institutional investor...

Edward Jones adds a fund family to its preferred list

August 14, 2013

Edward Jones is bulking up its preferred list of mutual fund companies even as it's in the midst of launching its first proprietary fund. Jones added J.P. Morgan Funds to its list of preferred mutual fund families at the end of July. It's the...

Rising rates put risk parity sector on defensive

August 6, 2013

Risk parity mutual funds that had gained appeal for their sophisticated means of spreading risk evenly across a portfolio are suddenly on the defensive after the recent rise in interest rates exposed a potential weakness in the strategy. The...

Old-school portfolios shine as risk parity struggles

June 26, 2013

There have been a lot of naysayers about the old-fashioned 60/40 portfolio, but this year is proving that it is hard to improve on a classic. The $19.5 billion Vanguard Balanced Index Fund (VBINX) which maintains a boring 60% allocation to the...

15 transformational events: The rise of the Roth IRA

June 23, 2013

The Roth IRA was just one of the provisions created in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, but today it is an emerging part of retirement planning as financial advisers scour for savings on taxes. The late Sen. William V. Roth, R-Del., was the...

US Balance Sheet Repair: More Difficult This Time

June 17, 2013

A new white paper from John Greenwood, Chief Economist, Invesco Ltd.

Where are the fund shareholders' yachts?

June 2, 2013

Shareholders of fund companies have had a lot to be happy about so far this year — much more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves. Publicly traded shares of fund companies soared more than 62% for the 12-month period...

Retail investors are returning, inch by inch

June 2, 2013

Investors are pumping record amounts of money into U.S. balanced funds, whose freedom to buy stocks and bonds has made them barometers for gains in the biggest bull markets of the past half century. Managers led by Capital Research & Management...

Where are the fund shareholders' yachts?

May 28, 2013

Shareholders of mutual fund companies have had a lot to be happy about so far this year — much more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves. Publicly traded shares of mutual fund companies soared more than 62% for the...

Retail investors: Inch by inch, slowly they return

May 28, 2013

Investors are pumping record amounts of money into U.S. balanced funds, whose freedom to buy stocks and bonds made them barometers for gains in the biggest bull markets of the past half century. Managers led by Capital Research & Management...

Where are the fund shareholders' yachts?

May 22, 2013

Shareholders of mutual fund companies have had a lot to cheer about so far this year — lots more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves. Publicly traded shares of mutual fund companies soared more than 62% over the...

Janus launching new funds in latest attempt to stem decline

March 14, 2013

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS), the money manager that made its name placing big bets on stocks, is trying something new to stem a five-year customer exodus. Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Weil is introducing funds that seek to spread risk...

PowerShares makes powerful push with innovative ETFs

March 3, 2013

A decade ago, exchange-traded-fund company PowerShares was a tiny entrant in a field dominated by two giants. Today it is No. 4 in the industry and swatting at a swarm of some 40 smaller competitors. Now called Invesco PowerShares Capital Management...

'Revolving door' making SEC dizzy: Report

February 17, 2013

A steady exodus of Securities and Exchange Commission officials to financial companies and law firms that represent them threatens to undermine the regulator's ability to make and enforce market rules, according to a new report from a government...

'Revolving door' has SEC going in circles: Report

February 11, 2013

A steady exodus of Securities and Exchange Commission officials to financial companies and law firms that represent them threatens to undermine the regulator's ability to make and enforce market rules, according to a new report from a government...

Fidelity target date funds draw fire from consulting firm

February 3, 2013

Taking a conservative tack with glide path management could be too much of a good thing for Fidelity Investments. In its newsletter Monday, The Center for Due Diligence posted an analysis of the mutual fund giant's target date funds, including...

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