Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches Commodities ETF
Vident introduces a bond ETF, Wolf Hedge adds global fund, and Allianz rolls out a new fixed indexed annuity.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: HFT Firm Charged With Manipulating Closing Prices
In another action, FINRA slapped TD Ameritrade for a recordkeeping failure.
New Hire Roundup: Waddell & Reed Opens New Office
Meanwhile, David Stofer, Mark Nothnagel and their team join newly launched Mariner Retirement Advisors.
The Ebola Effect: How Will The International Investment Community Respond?
Contagion could bring with it not just threats to health, but to markets and economies as well.
‘Umbrella Revolution’ Puts Hong Kong Center Stage
Hong Kong is making headlines across the world, and China doesn’t quite know what to do about it.
American Funds Fights Active Management ‘Misperceptions’
Decades old, the debate over passive investment strategies vs. active isn’t about to die down anytime soon.
Top Portfolio Products: Goldman Sachs Adds, Rebrands Funds
Plus, ProShares rolls out EAFE-dividend and Morningstar-alternatives ETFs.
Enforcement Roundup: FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley for Failures to Supervise Advisor Program
In other action, Massachusetts charges couple with fraud in real estate ventures.
New Hire Roundup: Vanguard’s McNabb to Serve Additional Term at ICI
Meanwhile, Dynasty Financial Partners announced a new partnering with Nova Wealth Advisors.
Investors Take Notice: France Warms Up to Geothermal
Ancient heat source gets a new look despite controversy over fracking.