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Fidelity drops Goldman, brings securities lending in-house

May 14, 2019

Fidelity Investments is cutting out its middleman — Goldman Sachs — when dealing with Wall Street short sellers. The money manager is bringing its stock-lending business in-house, according to a March 29 regulatory filing, instead of paying...

Franklin plans to cut up to 5% of workforce

April 23, 2019

Franklin Resources Inc. plans to cut as much as 5% of its workforce to help save at least $75 million as the fund company faces continued outflows. Franklin, the parent of Franklin Templeton Investments, started with voluntary buyout offers...

BlackRock rebounds as clients move from cash to fixed income

April 16, 2019

BlackRock Inc. rebounded from a rocky end of last year, as customers jumped into its fixed-income products and showed interest in illiquid alternatives. The world's largest asset manager saw $65 billion in net inflows in the first quarter, the...

Latest price-war salvo pegs fees to low-risk performance

March 28, 2019

Westwood Holdings Group, a $16.6 billion Dallas-based asset manager, is hoping to catch a ride on the price-war bandwagon with a managed-account fee model that links fees to the risk taken by the portfolio manager. To underscore the lack of...

401(k) managed accounts becoming more diverse

March 21, 2019

Some record keepers of defined-contribution retirement plans are diversifying the managed-account products they offer to employers and their employees in a bid to boost uptake and diversify their revenue streams in an environment of fee compression,...

Forget zero fees. This ETF is offering to pay investors

March 12, 2019

Free is no longer cheap enough in the ultra-competitive market for exchange-traded funds. Salt Financial, which currently runs one $10 million ETF, plans to woo buyers with a fund that will temporarily pay them to invest, according to regulatory...

Vanguard share of target-date fund market becoming 'obscene'

March 4, 2019

Vanguard Group extended its dominance over the target-date fund market last year as the flow of retirement assets into index funds continued unabated, with employers seeking to reduce the cost of their 401(k) plans. Vanguard swelled its target-date...

Vanguard to end its small cash-management service

March 4, 2019

Vanguard Group will end a service for larger customers on July 31 that lets them write checks and pay bills from a Vanguard account. The VanguardAdvantage program was launched in 2002 as a way to compete with banks. Customers who had between...

Vanguard using ETF portfolios to turn advisers into life coaches

March 1, 2019

Vanguard Group's Greg Davis has a message for financial advisers about their clients: "You are their emotional ballast for the uncertain times." The chief investment officer of the $5 trillion asset manager stressed the growing importance of...

Fidelity says it fully discloses fund fees in 401(k) plans

February 27, 2019

Fidelity Investments says it fully discloses fees that it charges some mutual funds for using the company's platform to access retirement plan customers. The fees and Fidelity's disclosure of them are being probed by the U.S. Labor Department,...

Allianz says investors pulled $35 billion in Q4

February 15, 2019

Allianz, the German insurer that owns investment firm Pacific Investment Management Co., saw outflows spike as clients fled volatile markets in the fourth quarter. Investors pulled 31 billion euros ($35 billion) of funds in the final three months...

Investing legend Jeff Vinik gets a lukewarm reception

February 15, 2019

For those who are newer to the investing world, it might seem like a foreign concept to bank on the performance history and reputation of a single portfolio manager. That's exactly the kind of wall that investing legend Jeff Vinik appears to...

WisdomTree said to have explored sale to JPMorgan Chase

February 11, 2019

WisdomTree Investments Inc. explored a sale late last year and held talks with JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to people familiar with the matter. WisdomTree's negotiations with JPMorgan ended in December because the parties couldn't agree on...

Royal Bank of Canada deal with BlackRock gives it ETF heft without much cost

January 9, 2019

Royal Bank of Canada is vaulting into the No. 1 spot in Canada's rapidly expanding ETF market without much added cost with its new partnership with BlackRock Inc. Royal Bank's RBC Global Asset Management division and BlackRock's Canadian asset...

Federated Investors fires staffers after they used hand signs during TV interview

January 4, 2019

Federated Investors Inc. fired at least two employees for unprofessional conduct last month during a Bloomberg Television interview of one of the firm's money managers. "We apologize to anyone who was offended," Meghan McAndrew, a spokeswoman...

Vanguard shutters $1 billion mutual fund

January 3, 2019

The ongoing evaluation and cleanup of the fund lineup at The Vanguard Group is eliminating another large mutual fund from its big mutual fund complex. The $5 trillion asset manager announced Thursday that it will liquidate the Vanguard Convertible...

Money manager finds path to Bay Area elite through bike riding

December 11, 2018

When Stan Miranda relocated from London last year, the money manager quickly realized that joining a club of aging, Lycra-wearing finance and technology executives who bike the mountains around Silicon Valley on Saturday mornings would be great...

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...

UBS looks for asset management deals, joint ventures

October 30, 2018

UBS Group is weighing acquisitions and joint ventures for its asset management business to help it compete with larger rivals, people with knowledge of the matter said. Targets may include U.K. and U.S. asset managers focused on retail clients...

Cheap is great; free will usually cost you

October 17, 2018

There is a basic, fundamental foundation upon which all of economics is built: Everything has a cost. The effort to get around this concept is described informally by the phrase "there's no free lunch." What is a free lunch? The notion historically...

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