Five Must-Read Fund Items

A quick look at mutual fund news from around the web that every advisor should be following.

More On Legal & Compliance

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  • Using Solicitors to Attract Clients Rule 206(4)-3 under the Investment Advisors Act establishes requirements governing cash payments to solicitors. The rule permits payment of cash referral fees to individuals and companies recommending clients to an RIA, but requires four conditions are first satisfied.
  • Dealings With Qualified Clients and Accredited Investors Depending upon an RIAs business model and investment strategies, it may be important to identify “qualified clients” and “accredited investors.”  The Dodd-Frank Act authorized the SEC to change which clients are defined by those terms.

SEC Issues Worthless Warnings on Fund Performance Ads

Forbes.com writer Ahmed Taha analyzes the SEC's warnings to investors about not using a fund's past performance to predict future performance.

Active Management: Is It Time?

WealthManagerWeb.com writer J. Gibson Watson III shares points in favor of active portfolio management.

The Rise Of The Hedged Mutual Fund

Marc L. Ross, CFA, CFP, shares an introduction to hedged mutual funds at Investorpedia.com.

A Brief History of the Mutual Fund

James E. McWhinney offers an excellent summary of mutual funds' emergence and development.

In Pictures: 11 Faith-Based Mutual Funds and ETF Families

Forbes.com gives a great overview of this new development in an unusual format.

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