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Vanguard plans its first actively managed ESG fund

March 7, 2019

Vanguard has created its first actively managed environmental, social and governance fund, which will be added to its current ESG offerings. The Vanguard Global ESG Select Stock Fund will be managed by Wellington Management Co. and is expected...

Interactive list of 2019 Lipper fund award winners

March 7, 2019

The 2019 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards winners have been announced. Lipper measures the winners by their risk-adjusted returns over multiple periods. Award winners are rewarded for consistency over time, including the top 3-year, 5-year and 10-year...

2019 Lipper Awards: Faith-based fund takes a starring role

March 7, 2019

The 2019 Lipper Fund Awards by Refinitiv, recognizing the best risk-adjusted mutual fund performance, identifies more than 300 individual fund winners across multiple categories, but one of the biggest winners this year is a fund company that...

10 things to know about TDFs

March 6, 2019

Target-date funds are booming, with combined assets in mutual funds and collective investment trust funds approaching $1.8 trillion, according to Sway Research. The average 401(k) plan holds roughly 22% of its assets in TDFs, up from 8% a decade...

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...

Are the economics of active management becoming unsustainable?

February 27, 2019

When one of the world's largest money managers calls the economics of a major fund platform into question, it raises a few eyebrows. Fidelity Investments, which manages $2.5 trillion for investors, said the ongoing movement to low-cost mutual...

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...

Finra catches Kestra Financial overcharging customers

February 14, 2019

Kestra Financial has been fined $225,000 and required to pay $1.9 million in restitution for overcharging more than 3,200 mutual fund investors over a nine-year period, Finra announced. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. reached...

HSAs give asset managers distribution outlet for in-house funds

January 30, 2019

Health savings accounts are getting more popular, and it's no surprise asset managers and retirement plan record keepers are debuting products to jump on the bandwagon. Voya Financial Inc. launched its first HSA platform last week, following...

Small-cap value funds see stunning rally

January 28, 2019

Whatever investors were spooked by at the end of 2018, they seem to have shrugged it off so far this year. Last year, the small-cap value funds category, as tracked by Morningstar, lost 15.5%, making it the worst-performing domestic equity fund...

Gundlach warns U.S. economy is floating on 'ocean of debt'

January 14, 2019

Jeffrey Gundlach said yet again that the U.S. economy is gorging on debt. Echoing many of the themes from his annual "Just Markets" webcast Tuesday, Mr. Gundlach took part in a roundtable of 10 of Wall Street's smartest investors for Barron's....

T shares are dead

December 20, 2018

The Department of Labor fiduciary rule was expected to usher in a new era of mutual fund share classes that were more transparent and leveled the playing field for advisers. The death of the regulation altered the course of that revolution....

Cetera fined $1.4 million for award-winning broker's excessive trades

December 20, 2018

Cetera Advisor Networks must pay nearly $1.4 million in fines and restitution in relation to the short-term mutual fund purchases of a former broker, who'd received sales awards from the broker-dealer for two consecutive years. The Financial...

Vanguard combines two strong funds creating a $25 billion large-cap growth portfolio

December 17, 2018

The Vanguard Group, citing efficiencies and lower fees, is combing two big actively managed large-cap growth funds to create one really big fund. By the end of March, investors in the $15.1 billion Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRAX) will be...

UBS Global Wealth Management will give ESG scores to funds

December 3, 2018

UBS Global Wealth Management will score the environmental, social and governance strategies of investment funds available to its advisers and clients starting next year. The scores will be placed on all long-only equity and bond mutual funds...

Waddell & Reed settles 401(k) lawsuit for $4.9 million

November 21, 2018

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. is settling a lawsuit that alleges it loaded its company 401(k) plan with costly in-house investments by agreeing to pay nearly $5 million. The class-action lawsuit claimed the asset manager breached its fiduciary...

Vanguard cuts investment minimums in escalating price war

November 19, 2018

Vanguard Group cut investment minimums across dozens of index funds Monday, giving a greater number of investors access to its lowest-cost retail share class and escalating an ongoing battle among money managers to slash costs in a bid to attract...

D.A. Davidson is latest broker-dealer snagged for overly expensive fund shares

November 1, 2018

D.A. Davidson & Co. is the latest in a long line of brokerage firms to be flagged by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. for not giving certain clients discounts when they bought mutual fund A shares. On Tuesday, Finra said it had...

More reps bolt from Waddell & Reed, including some it would have liked to have kept

October 31, 2018

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. lost another 56 brokers in the third quarter, as senior management continued to stress its strategy of shedding low-producing talent and building the firm around its most productive advisers. For the 12 months ended...

10 fund categories that survived the stock market pullback

October 12, 2018

October’s burst of stock market volatility caught some investors by surprise, while possibly putting a smile on the faces of investors waiting patiently for exactly this kind of pullback. Over the 30 days ended Oct. 11, the S&P 500 Index fell...

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