Five Must-Read Fund Items

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

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  • The Need for Thorough and Effective Policies and Procedures Whethere an advisor is SEC or state-registered, RIAs must revise their policies and procedures to address significant compliance problems occurring during the year, changes in business arrangements, and regulatory developments.
  • Client Commission Practices and Soft Dollars RIAs should always evaluate whether the products and services they receive from broker-dealers are appropriate. The SEC suggested that an RIA’s failure to stay within the scope of the Section 28(e) safe harbor may violate the advisor’s fiduciary duty to clients, so RIAs must evaluate their soft dollar relationships on a regular basis to ensure they are disclosed properly and that they do not negatively impact the best execution of clients’ transactions.

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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