Ritholtz: Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Sets Off an Earthquake
Calpers’ decision to pull out of hedge funds could be a sign of radical change in the fund industry as a whole, Barry Ritholtz writes.
When Active ETFs Aren't Really Active
Because of the SEC's approval of transparent, actively managed ETFs, advisors can now select from an increasing array of passively and actively managed ETFs for building and maintaining client portfolios.
ETF-Using Advisors Embrace ‘Smart Beta,’ New Funds
In addition, more advisors are putting over half their AUM in exchange-traded products, a survey by ETF.com and Brown Brothers Harriman finds.
4 Tips for Tracking Precious Metals
While the relationships between economic trends and precious metals prices often make sense, sometimes obscure events can move these prices counterintuitively.
Warren Buffett Talks to Senators Sometimes
Warren Buffett spoke to Sen. Orrin Hatch before investing in the Tim Hortons/Burger King deal. This is the sort of conversation legislators should be having.
Gene Fama to Keynote 5th Annual Morningstar ETF Conference
Strategic beta, emerging markets, active management and alternatives are among this year's topics, as well as a keynote presentation from economist and Nobel laureate Eugene Fama.
SEC Busts Hedge Fund’s Fake Research, Soft Dollar Scam
The SEC charged a Minneapolis-based firm with bilking investors out of more than $1 million using fake research expenses and fees.
SEC’s White: Fiduciary Rule Important, but Dodd-Frank, JOBS Mandates Come First
Chairwoman Mary Jo White told senators Tuesday that a fiduciary options list is a "high priority," but legally mandated rulemakings must take precedence.
Assets Flood Into Hedge Fund Liquid Alternatives: Study
Hedge funds are elbowing into the mainstream at an accelerated pace, bringing new products to market and driving asset growth, Deutsche Bank says.
RCAP’s Crowdfunding Site: A Smart Move?
Chairman Nicholas Schorsch says the crowdfunding site should bring RCS Capital advisors more business. Industry experts like Mark Elzweig are optimistic.