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Legg Mason eying acquisitions, lift-outs overseas

May 13, 2010

Just days after announcing job cuts domestically, Legg Mason Inc. is looking to make acquisitions or lift-outs internationally to expand its presence abroad. The firm thinks that there are opportunities, particularly in Europe, to build its...

Volatility expert wins NAAIM research award

May 4, 2010

Market volatility was at the center of this year’s Wagner Award for Advancements in Active Investment Management. The award, presented today in Orlando, Fla., as part of the National Association of Active Investment Managers’ annual gathering,...

OppenheimerFunds reshuffles, lays off workers

May 4, 2010

OppenheimerFunds has reorganized its marketing department, laying off about 20 employees and creating a division dedicated to providing investment commentary and research to clients. The shake-up comes as the firm tries to reverse months of...

Embattled money manager TCW plays 'let's make a deal'

May 3, 2010

TCW Group is giving top employees a 20% equity stake and is increasing fee-sharing arrangements with key investment teams as company executives attempt to put the Jeffrey Gundlach saga behind them, stabilize the business and attract new assets....

Ivy Asset employees sensed end was near

April 11, 2010

The demise of Ivy Asset Management apparently had been anticipated for some months by its employees. On Wednesday, March 31, a company timeline on, the firm's website, ended with the year 2009. It was as though time stopped for...

Covestor lines up five money managers for ‘adviser-less' platform

March 30, 2010

A unique separately managed account platform that takes the financial adviser out of the equation has received a boost as five money management firms have come on board. Covestor Investment Management tomorrow is expected to announce the addition...

Janus looks to hire new institutional-business boss

March 24, 2010

Janus Capital Inc. has launched a search for a new head of its offshore business, Janus Capital Group International. The hire will replace Dan Charles, the former executive vice president and managing director of Janus’ U.S. institutional...

KKR's diversified-manager goal not yet within reach

March 21, 2010

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is on its way to becoming a fully diversified money manager, but it looks like it will be a long trip. It has been two years since the $54 billion firm announced that it would pursue broad-based asset management,...

ETFs' siren song still lures managers

February 21, 2010

As a new crop of money managers and investment banks enters the hot market of exchange-traded funds, the challenge already has proved too much for some in a sector where scale is key. Already, a few carcasses have been left along the way as...

Goldman Sachs' investment management co-head to exit

February 12, 2010

Marc A. Spilker will retire as co-head of the investment management division at Goldman Sachs at the end of February, confirmed Andrea Raphael, a spokeswoman for the firm. She had no further details on Mr. Spilker's plans, and Mr. Spilker wasn't...

Collar Fund’s Schwab uses options to manage risk

February 9, 2010

The volatility that has crept into the stock market over the past few weeks could turn out to be a selling point for The Collar Fund Ticker:(COLLX), managed by Thomas Schwab. The fund uses put and call options to establish upper and lower boundaries...

MBIA asset manager to operate as separate unit

February 8, 2010

MBIA Inc. said on Monday that its asset management unit will function as a separate operating company, a move that sent shares of the bond insurer higher in midday trading. The unit, now known as Cutwater Asset Management, will operate under...

Firms hustling to satisfy concerned parent banks

January 31, 2010

Money managers owned by global investment banks are re-engineering their business models in response to mounting pressure to earn their keep. “The successful bank-owned asset manager must prove its worth by winning assets to manage in open...

Bank-owned asset management firms hustle to earn their keep

January 25, 2010

Money managers owned by global investment banks are re-engineering their business models in response to mounting pressure to earn their keep. “The successful bank-owned asset manager must prove its worth by winning assets to manage in open...

Money managers still psyched about tech, large-cap growth

December 15, 2009

Technology and large-cap growth remain the darlings of money managers, while fixed income is losing its appeal, according to the latest quarterly survey of investment professionals by Russell Investments. The survey of more than 200 money managers,...

Aston Asset Management to be acquired yet again

December 14, 2009

Two mutual fund acquisitions were announced today, one involving a fund group with $6 billion in assets that has changed hands several times over the last few years. Affiliated Managers Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire...

Affiliated Managers to buy Aston funds owner

December 14, 2009

Affiliated Managers to buy Aston funds owner Affiliated Managers Group Inc. is buying the parent company of the Aston mutual fund family in an all-stock deal worth nearly $114 million. Boston-based Affiliated Managers and Highbury Financial...

Ex-TCW exec Gundlach gets backing from Oaktree

December 14, 2009

Jeffrey Gundlach, ousted early this month as chief investment officer of TCW, announced today he has established a strategic relationship with Oaktree Capital Management LP in which Oaktree will help his new firm, DoubleLine LLC, establish its...

Eliminating fear as a factor

December 6, 2009

In his 38 years in the business, I. Craig Hester has never seen clients as scared as they were during the market downturn. “Many times, I thought I had witnessed the emotion of fear — in 1987 and again on 9/11. It turns out, relatively speaking,...

Money manager and radio personality charged with foreign-currency fraud

December 6, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an emergency court order freezing the assets of a Minneapolis money manager and a nationally syndicated radio personality for allegedly operating a foreign-currency-trading scheme. Patrick...

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