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Money in donor-advised funds can make impact before distribution

November 15, 2018

Charitable investors who set up donor-advised funds to ultimately give the proceeds to specific issues, like gender-based causes or environmental protection, may be surprised to find their money sitting in the fund actually works against their...

Morningstar: DOL fiduciary rule reduces inflows to mutual funds with high loads

November 15, 2018

The Labor Department's fiduciary rule reduced the amount of investor money that's allocated to mutual funds that pay brokers a premium to sell them, according to a Morningstar Inc. report released Thursday. Since the DOL measure died in court...

Auditor walks away from private placement firm GPB Capital

November 14, 2018

Investors in private placement funds of GPB Capital Holdings who have been waiting for financial statements for its two largest funds will have to keep on waiting. GPB said in August it was overhauling and restating the 2015 and 2016 financial...

Mega-multifamily offices Glenmede and London-based Stonehage Fleming tie the knot

November 14, 2018

Two of the world's biggest multifamily offices are forming an alliance. Glenmede, based in Philadelphia, and London-based Stonehage Fleming struck a deal to offer investment, trust and family office services to each other's clients on their...

Barry Ritholtz defends Wall Street, warts and all

November 13, 2018

I have railed against financial service industry excesses, such as over-the-top fees, the manipulation of investor emotions, the pursuit of alpha at the expense of beta and the failure to make clients' interests the priority via a fiduciary...

Apple stock plunge sends shudder through rest of U.S. economy

November 13, 2018

Even in the best of times, Apple Inc. is a formidable bellwether. So when its stock plunges on concerns that reach beyond tech and into every corner of the U.S. economy, investors everywhere gasp. The iPhone maker just capped its worst seven-day...

SEC commissioner warns about use of leverage in ETFs

November 12, 2018

Investment products that use derivatives to improve returns are threatening the reputation of the $3.6 trillion market for exchange-traded funds, according to one of five commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The risk with...

Tech sell-off becomes the roughest since 2011

November 12, 2018

Another beating in tech shares has thrust the correction that began last month into a league of its own versus past sell-offs. The numbers are getting ugly. A gauge of 30-day turbulence in the Nasdaq 100 has tripled in five weeks, pushing it...

InvestmentNews turns 20: A young industry evolves, as does our coverage

November 10, 2018

The 20 years since InvestmentNews launched in 1998 have involved tremendous change in and around the financial advice industry. Here are 20 events that rocked advisers and their clients — many of which will continue to shape the profession...

JPMorgan says bond ETFs may help neutralize a 'credit bomb'

November 9, 2018

Working on ways to position for a potential collapse in corporate bonds? JPMorgan Chase & Co. has an idea: the exchange-traded funds that track the market. While ETFs would experience collateral damage if a "credit bomb" were to go off, their...

Finra arbitrators award $1 million to retirement investors in fraud involving Texas REIT

November 9, 2018

Finra arbitrators awarded eight retirement investors more than $1 million in a case involving unsuitable investments in a Texas real estate investment trust. The plaintiffs alleged that IMS Securities Inc., a now-defunct brokerage that operated...

Commonwealth advisers turning to private equity

November 8, 2018

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the total that Commonwealth advisers have invested in private equity. As the number of publicly listed companies continues to shrink, brokers and advisers who work with Commonwealth Financial...

JPMorgan, Carlyle are latest Wall Street firms to back iCapital

November 8, 2018

iCapital Network is adding two more firms to its stable of Wall Street backers. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Carlyle Group have invested in the financial technology company, just a week after Blackstone Group also announced a stake, iCapital said....

Art wealth management course comes with CE credits from CFP Board

November 7, 2018

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards will provide three hours of continuing education credit that counts toward CFP certification for a new online art wealth management course. The program, created by New York-based Tang Art Advisory...

Don't bet on a post-midterm market rally

November 6, 2018

After the U.S. midterm elections, campaign rallies will take a welcome hiatus. Rallies in risk assets could also be harder to come by. Investors warn that the widely expected outcome of a divided Congress may not be fully baked in to asset prices....

ETF investors hunker down in cash

November 5, 2018

Whiplashed by surging bond yields and volatile stocks, more money managers are seeking refuge in the safety of cash-like assets. The top two U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds that invest in Treasury bills drew a combined $1.5 billion in the...

Faced with market rough patch, stock pickers fail to shine

November 2, 2018

Stock pickers have been promising for years that once the equity market hit a rough patch, they would have a chance to prove their worth. Maybe not. Stocks had their worst month in seven years in October and less than half, or 42%, of actively...

Shorts piled into stock ETFs reach fever pitch

November 2, 2018

The love affair between short sellers and exchange-traded funds reached a fever pitch as equities tumbled in October. As markets went south, investors ran for exchange-traded funds to hedge, according to financial technology and analytics firm...

Near-retirees get a Halloween scare

October 31, 2018

Who needs to watch reruns of "Friday the 13th" horror movies for cheap Halloween thrills? A quick glance at the financial news, including the heart-stopping 900-point swing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in intraday trading Monday, is enough...

Use of sustainable-investing strategies in U.S. assets increases 38%

October 31, 2018

More than a quarter of U.S. assets under professional management used sustainable-investing strategies as of the beginning of 2018, a 38% increase from two years earlier, according to a new report. Sustainable, responsible or impact-investments...

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