May 18, 2010

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

from The Advisor's Professional Library
  • Privacy Policies and Rules Whether an RIA is SEC or state-registered, the firm must have policies and procedures in effect to protect clients’ privacy. Policies and procedures should explicitly require an RIA to send out its privacy notice each year.
  • Preventing and Dealing with Client Complaints Although the SEC has not provided specific guidance on how client complaints should be handled, a firm’s policies and procedures should provide clear direction how to do so, as neglecting complaints can exacerbate a bad situation.

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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