Grantham, Kelly & Krawcheck to Speak at Morningstar Confab
The popular investment conference takes place Wednesday through Friday in Chicago and should draw at least 1,000 advisors.
Investors Continue to Shun Equity Funds, PIMCO
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF had a 12% drop in assets in January alone, according to a Morningstar report.
State Street Cuts Fees on 41 ETFs
The move comes just two weeks after Vanguard surpassed SPDR in ETF assets.
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.
PIMCO’s Bond ETF Woes Widespread in Industry: Morningstar Expert
Morningstar’s Michael Herbst says other fund families in the fixed-income space are also likely to have same pricing problems as PIMCO’s.
What's Next for ETFs and the 401(k) Business?
Blackrock's iShares will close 9 target-date funds and 9 other ETFs geared for the retirement market.
Merrill Taps Veteran Exec for Affluent Operations
Mike Bitterly returns to the Thundering Herd after work with BlackRock.
Longevity Is Killing Us: BlackRock’s Larry Fink
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is calling on government and business leaders to make the retirement funding crisis a national priority.
Low Interest Rates Are Driving Insurers Out of the Bond Market: BlackRock
Insurers are likely to move asset allocations as low rates challenge business models and profitability, says BlackRock’s global insurance industry outlook.
Demographic Nightmare: Boomer Retirement Disaster Looms
"We’re living into our 80s, 90s and 100s," says Wilmington Trust's Kathryn Karlic. "We’ll have four generations around a single pocket of wealth, with 80-year-old women taking care of their 100-year-old parents."