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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...

Investors increasingly bearish on global growth

October 16, 2018

Pessimism on the global economy is piling up amid rising trade tensions and expectations the U.S. central bank will carry on tightening despite the tumult in equity markets. Fund managers surveyed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch this month...

Vanguard experiences technical problems during Wednesday sell-off

October 11, 2018

Vanguard Group, the biggest U.S. mutual fund firm, experienced technical problems Wednesday that made it difficult for some customers to access its website by phone or the internet amid the market rout. The company blamed "periodic network connectivity...

Marie Chandoha, head of Charles Schwab Investment Management, to retire

October 4, 2018

Marie Chandoha, the president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Managements since 2010, will retire at the end of March. She is being replaced by Jonathan de St. Paer, currently senior vice president of business strategy and product management...

Managing wealth of the world's richest is still a man's domain

September 25, 2018

Men dominate the largest financial institutions globally even as their executives say they're trying to make Wall Street more welcoming for women. The situation is even worse at family offices, outfits which manage money for the world's richest...

Invesco said to be in talks to purchase OppenheimerFunds

September 21, 2018

Invesco Ltd. is in talks to buy Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s OppenheimerFunds unit, which has more than $248 billion in assets under management, according to a person familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced later this...

Former CEO of AllianceBernstein raises $4 billion to launch fund company

September 20, 2018

Peter Kraus, the Wall Street veteran who recently led AllianceBernstein Holding, is starting a mutual fund company — and aiming to shake up the industry's traditional fee model. Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali is backing Mr. Kraus's...

Stocks are doing OK. Asset managers' stocks? Not so much

September 14, 2018

The U.S. stock market is having another solid year. You wouldn't know it by looking at the shares of companies that manage money. The S&P index of 18 asset managers and custody banks is down almost 11% this year, compared with a gain of more...

Fidelity CEO says zero-fee funds aimed at attracting new customers

September 14, 2018

Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson said the company's decision to launch a series of no-fee mutual funds had a simple rationale: Bring in new customers. "The objective was to lower the friction and get more people to try Fidelity," Ms....

Three disruptions reshaping fixed-income markets

September 4, 2018

Fixed-income markets are growing more efficient by the day, and with this, the old guard of bond fund managers is under pressure. Former stars at established firms are fading — in some cases fast — as market data grow wider, deeper, and...

Millionaire boom in Asia pushes highest rate hike in decade for wealth managers

September 4, 2018

With great wealth comes great remuneration. Competition to manage the money of Asia's burgeoning army of millionaires has pushed pay hikes for wealth managers to the highest in more than a decade. Those willing to jump to a rival are getting...

As ESG investments boom, asset managers seek out fixed-income options

August 30, 2018

Wall Street's do-good investment boom is finally taking notice of the credit markets. Sustainable investment assets grew 37% last year, according to Bloomberg data, but the majority of those funds focus on stocks. That's leading to some awkward...

JPMorgan Chase axes about 100 asset management employees

August 22, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is dismissing about 100 workers in its asset-management division after a business review, according to a person briefed on the matter. The cuts are global and range across several businesses in the group, said the person,...

Money managers prep for $1.5 trillion in corporate cash

August 17, 2018

The biggest U.S. asset managers are going head-to-head to win a piece of a $1.5 trillion corporate cash comeback. That's the sum companies are expected to bring onshore under the U.S. tax overhaul passed last year, according to Invesco estimates....

Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates cedes CEO title

August 10, 2018

Rob Arnott, founder of smart beta and asset allocation manager Research Affiliates, is relinquishing his CEO duties but remains chairman of the firm, a company spokesman said. Katrina Sherrerd, president and chief operating officer, was named...

MassMutual is considering sale of OppenheimerFunds division

August 10, 2018

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is weighing a sale of asset manager OppenheimerFunds Inc., which could fetch at least $5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The insurer is working with advisers to evaluate a sale,...

Vanguard isn't taking in as much money; neither is anyone else

July 6, 2018

Vanguard Group is attracting a lot less money from investors this year compared with 2017. Turns out, the mutual fund giant's not alone. Vanguard, the world's second-largest money manager, collected $138 billion in the first half of 2018, down...

Midsize asset managers face a squeeze

July 6, 2018

Rumors of the demise of medium-sized asset managers have proved to be greatly exaggerated, so far. But in the next five years, a combination of rising costs, a stagnant pool of profit and dwindling revenue will hasten a divide in the industry...

Celebrated investor Jim Rogers launches ETF

June 21, 2018

Celebrated investor Jim Rogers has launched an exchange-funded fund. The most intriguing question about this news: Will the perennially bearish Mr. Rogers be able to stay invested? The Rogers AI Global Macro ETF (BIKR), which launched Thursday,...

Former Morgan Stanley rep barred for using customer funds

June 14, 2018

A former Morgan Stanley broker, who was discharged in 2016, has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. for making improper use of a customer's funds. Finra said that between April and July 2016, Justin Travis Mair "converted"...

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