With White’s Departure From SEC, Hopefully the Bullying Will End
Chair Mary Jo White is an extremely smart lawyer, but former prosecutors prosecute; too often, small firms were the victims of bullying by the SEC.
Has the 2016 Stock Market Rally Stolen Next Year's Expected Gains?
Strategists say the rally in stocks since the presidential election has discounted much of the support it might get from a Trump presidency.
Calamos to Become Fully Private Money Manager
The company strikes a deal to sell its remaining minority stake to two executives for $8.25 a share.
Advisors to Boost Use of Managed Futures in 2017, Though Many Have Concerns: Poll
Altegris survey finds majority of reps use managed futures, but more than a third have questions about how the products help portfolios.
Natixis Plans First Target-Date Suite Focused on ESG: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Hartford Funds reduces fees on four of its strategic beta ETFs.
More Evidence That Passive Beats Active Among Mutual Funds
The latest S&P Persistence Scorecard shows that few actively managed funds remain at the top of their game three and five years later.
DOL Rule Adds to Mutual Fund Industry Headwinds
Moody’s and other analysts expect fiduciary rule to flip the balance of power as advisors adopt fee-based compensation.
Why Jack Bogle Prefers Index Funds to Index ETFs
The Vanguard founder has a message for all those advisors who favor ETFs over index mutual funds: Consider traditional index funds instead.
Despite Rising Rates, Not All REITs Are Doomed
Real estate is the worst performing stock sector in the last quarter but that could change.
Deutsche Asset Management Launches High Yield Bond ETF: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, an ETF focused exclusively on wearable devices debuts.