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Hedge fund trackers shooting the lights out

August 23, 2013

A pair of funds that track hedge fund filings are turning out to be much better at producing alpha than the real McCoys, but questions remain about how they will do if stocks head south. The $117 million Global X Top Holdings ETF (GURU) and...

Mutual funds advisers research the most - Mutual funds researched by advisers

August 23, 2013

Advisers seeking yield for their clients have been looking into a variety of mutual funds, from large-cap equity to allocation funds. Which mutual funds were the most researched through 2013's second quarter? Here are the top 10 mutual funds...

Active management is gaining favor with some advisers

August 20, 2013

After more than four years of riding the stock market wave with passive index-based strategies, some financial advisers and market watchers are starting to consider the potential for active management to navigate the next market cycle. “What...

Profits proving elusive at Putnam as manager compensation eats gains

August 19, 2013

Investment talent doesn't come cheap, but it drives consistent performance, Putnam CEO Robert Reynolds believes. Putnam Investments LLC hasn't been contributing many profits to parent Power Financial Corp. since the money manager was acquired...

Pimco continues to march toward alternatives

August 19, 2013

Bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC is taking the next step to build itself into an alternatives investments powerhouse by preparing to launch its first managed-futures mutual fund. On Friday, Pimco filed a preliminary prospectus...

Changes for Explorer Fund

August 18, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. has added a seventh subadviser and 12th portfolio manager to the $11.4 billion Vanguard Explorer Fund (VEXPX). Stephens Investment Management Group LLC and its chief investment officer, Ryan Crane, were named to the fund...

ETFs hot on Dimensional's trail

August 18, 2013

Exchange-traded-fund companies are following in the footsteps of financial adviser favorite Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. and building new products around academic research to offer investors a new way to beat the market. BlackRock Inc.'s iShares,...

Blackstone's new alts fund

August 18, 2013

The Blackstone Group LP has teamed up with Fidelity Investments' Portfolio Advisory Service to launch its first daily-valued alternative-investment-focused mutual fund. Sources familiar with the matter said Fidelity has provided close to $1...

Gundlach goes after Gross on new front

August 18, 2013

Jeffrey Gundlach and Bill Gross have been wrestling over the bond king crown for more than a decade, and they are about to start competing in a new area: enhanced index funds. Mr. Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital LP filed an initial prospectus...

Gundlach prepares to challenge Gross on a new front

August 16, 2013

Jeffrey Gundlach and Bill Gross have been wrestling over the bond king crown for more than a decade, but they are about to start competing in a new area: enhanced-index funds. Mr. Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital LP filed an initial prospectus...

Gundlach dips toe into uber-indexing

August 15, 2013

DoubleLine Capital LP plans to launch an enhanced index fund based on Yale University economics professor Robert Shiller's cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio. The DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE Fund will use derivatives — either swaps...

Gold demand declines to four-year low

August 15, 2013

Gold demand fell 12 percent to a four-year low in the second quarter as record exchange-traded product sales and less central bank buying countered surging jewelry, bar and coin purchases, the World Gold Council said. Global demand slipped to...

Investors continue to prefer equity to bond funds, ICI data show

August 14, 2013

Flows to long-term mutual funds continue to reflect a preference for equities over fixed income, according to estimates from the Investment Company Institute. With continued uncertainty surrounding the expiration date of the Federal Reserve's...

Edward Jones adds a fund family to its preferred list

August 14, 2013

Edward Jones is bulking up its preferred list of mutual fund companies even as it's in the midst of launching its first proprietary fund. Jones added J.P. Morgan Funds to its list of preferred mutual fund families at the end of July. It's the...

Janus Funds post highest withdrawals in more than three years

August 14, 2013

Janus Capital Group Inc. had its biggest monthly mutual-fund withdrawals in more than three years after a large client pulled money from the money manager's oldest fund. Investors pulled a net $2.2 billion from the Denver-based company's long-term...

Edward Jones makes unexpected leap into proprietary products

August 13, 2013

Contrary to its long-stated message to its financial advisers, Edward Jones is getting into the proprietary-investment-product business. The firm, known for its one-man shops and mass of trainees, is launching a line of affiliated mutual funds...

Blackstone partners with Fidelity on new alt-focused mutual fund

August 13, 2013

The Blackstone Group has partnered with Fidelity Investment's Portfolio Advisory Service to launch its first daily valued alternative investment-focused mutual fund. Sources familiar with the matter said Fidelity has provided close to $1 billion...

ETF companies are gunning for DFA

August 13, 2013

Exchange-traded-fund companies are following in the footsteps of financial adviser favorite Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. and building new products around academic research to offer investors a new way to beat the market. BlackRock Inc.'s iShares,...

Is seven the magic number for Vanguard Explorer?

August 12, 2013

The Vanguard Group Inc. has added a seventh subadviser and 12th portfolio manager to the $11.4 billion Vanguard Explorer Fund (VEXPX). Stephens Investment Management Group LLC and its chief investment officer, Ryan Crane, were named to the fund...

KKR's first closed-end fund falls flat

August 11, 2013

The first closed-end fund from private-equity giant KKR & Co. LP has failed to take off with investors. The KKR Income Opportunities Fund (KIO), which invests in a mix of secured, unsecured and high-yield loans, raised just $305 million in its...

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