DFA Announces Second Leadership Shakeup This Year
Co-CEO Eduardo Repetto is leaving; current co-CIO Gerard O'Reilly will replaces him in September.
Morningstar’s March Winners and Losers
Funds with Medalist ratings account for about 9% of funds sold in the U.S. and some 60% of assets under management.
Welcome to Silly Season, aka Market Prediction Time
Taking a consistent, disciplined approach to investing will benefit you and your clients much more than following the “top picks” of the market prognosticators.
Trump, GOP Could Torpedo DOL Rule, Dodd-Frank
Trump’s victory means DOL fiduciary rule could be “halted” in early 2017, says financial planning and fiduciary expert Ron Rhoades.
American Funds Tops Fidelity as No. 2 Mutual Fund Family
Morningstar says that, as of April, there is a change in the second-largest fund group.
Court Rules There’s No 180-Day Limit on SEC Investigations
An appellate court has agreed with the SEC’s self-serving interpretation that Dodd-Frank's 180-day Wells notice limit was not an enforceable limit at all.
Your Dirt-Cheap ETFs Threaten Asset Managers’ Record Profits
Their fee revenue is getting pinched by low-cost exchange-traded funds, and in the U.S. new fund flows are meager.
Will She or Won’t She? Mary Jo White and the Broker Fiduciary Standard
News of SEC Chairwoman White’s support for a broker fiduciary standard may be greatly exaggerated.
The Medium Is the Message, When the Subject Is Investor Protection
The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard suggests mainstream media have an important role in investor protection, but I wonder if the emphasis is misplaced.
Is State Regulation the Future of Financial Planning?
Time to rethink national regulation of financial planners in favor of state oversight? Michael Zmistowski of the Florida Council of the FPA makes the argument.