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More workers move 401(k) savings to stable-fund investments

May 17, 2009

Stable-value funds are the safest investment option available to 401(k) plan participants, but recent problems at two funds illustrate why sponsors should exercise caution in selecting them, according to observers. Stable-value funds invest...


May 3, 2009

Davidson Cos. of Great Falls, Mont., has hired Tim Austin, 47, as senior vice president and chief operations officer. He is responsible for continuing to develop the firm's operations and information technology areas, which together employ more...

Asset managers may be too weak to lead recovery

March 1, 2009

Publicly traded asset management companies tend to lead market recoveries, but the fast and brutal decline in mutual fund assets makes the firms' ability to front a recovery doubtful. "They will lag the market," said Michael Kim, an analyst...

Schwab plunge into ETFs may open floodgates

February 22, 2009

Big-name mutual fund companies leery of jumping into exchange traded funds have finally received the signal that they need to make a major push into that arena. On Jan. 30, the investment management arm of The Charles Schwab Corp. filed with...

As asset levels drop off, funds act to cut costs

September 22, 2008

Mutual fund families are cutting expenses because asset levels have dropped, reflecting the rocky markets. They "have not totally battened down the hatches, but they've climbed back into their shell," said Geoff Bobroff, a mutual fund consultant...

Low returns spur big cuts for money managers

September 8, 2008

As leaner times sweep through the asset management industry, everything from travel expenses and catering services to payroll (read: bonuses) is on the chopping block. Lower investment returns and assets under management have depressed revenue,...


August 25, 2008

New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s private-client-services division has named Michael G. Robinson, 45, market manager of its Bloomfield Hills, Mich., office. He will be responsible for leading the banking, trust and investment services provided...

Light at the end of the interest rate tunnel?

August 11, 2008

The bond market is in for more volatility, but a turnaround could start to emerge in the next six months, according to the head of Invesco Ltd.'s worldwide fixed-income division. Karen Dunn Kelley, who recently completed her first year of running...

Invesco Agency files mortgage REIT IPO

June 17, 2008

Another mortgage real estate investment trust has entered the public arena. Invesco Agency Securities Inc. filed a $250 million initial public offering Monday. The company will invest in mortgage-backed securities that are backed by government...

Invesco changes quant group’s name

April 15, 2008

Invesco Ltd. of Atlanta has changed the name of its quantitative investment group to Invesco Quantitative Strategies, effective immediately. The group, formerly the Global Structured Products Group, changed its name to more accurately reflect...

AIM is launching re-branding effort

March 31, 2008

AIM Investments, which has been plagued for several years with persistent outflows from its domestic equity funds, today unveiled a makeover that includes a name change. Effective immediately, the Houston-based company, which is a subsidiary...

AIM launches re-branding effort

March 28, 2008

AIM Investments, which has been plagued for several years with persistent outflows from its domestic equity funds, today unveiled a makeover that includes a name change. Effective immediately, the Houston-based company, which is a subsidiary...

Analysts cut ratings on online brokers

March 24, 2008

In the wake of the collapse of The Bear Stearns Cos. Inc., analysts expect more pain for any number of financial services companies — including online brokerage houses. For example, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. of Omaha, Neb., had its rating...

Putnam's woes are continuing

February 25, 2008

As it presses to improve profitability, Putnam Investments may also have to contend with even more upheaval among its mutual fund managers. In recent months, the Boston-based company, which has been battered by dwindling assets and persistent...

SEC mulls letting directors delegate some responsibilities

February 11, 2008

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering allowing mutual fund directors to delegate some of their duties, but critics say such a move will weaken the ability of directors to act as investor watchdogs. The proposed change is something...

The new China syndrome is soaring stock prices

September 17, 2007

Recent recalls of Chinese products, including poisonous pet food and toys coated in lead paint, are having little effect on red-hot Chinese stocks. A look at one of the most popular exchange traded funds following an index of such stocks tells...

U.S. money managers behind in China

November 6, 2006

NEW YORK - U.S. money management firms are underrepresented in the push to grab a piece of China's asset management market. That market gradually is getting more crowded - more with European firms than American ones - now that the Chinese investment...

Invesco envisions abbondanza in the Italian pension market

December 6, 1999

Invesco Asset Management Ltd. is poised to launch an asset management operation in Milan, Italy, says Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, chief executive for the continent. The group expects to receive permission by yearend to launch a company that would...

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