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.
For Bonds in 2013, Many Unhappy Returns: Fixed Income Analysts
The fiscal cliff, an accommodative Fed and slow economy will conspire to push yields down, say analysts with Loomis Sayles, LPL, Morgan Stanley and more.
Raymond James Boosts Fees, Commissions 8% in August to $250M
These results are complemented by a 1% jump in assets to $383 billion.
Patton’s Fund Picks, Pt. 9: Multi-Alternative and World Allocation
In the final blog in a nine-post series, advisor Mike Patton tells us what funds he likes in the multi-alternative and world allocation categories.
Raymond James Reports Mixed July Results
The broker-dealer’s fees and commissions dropped a bit from June, though assets remained steady.
Beyond the Buzzwords
“You are here today as part of a culmination of a nearly year-long effort and partnership between Investment Advisor and ActiFi,” said Investment Advisor Group Editorial Director Jamie Green.
A New Emergence of Behavioral Finance
As the application of behavioral finance becomes more mainstream in Western nations, behavioral finance has also captured the interest of emerging market countries, where policymakers are equally keen to apply some of its ideas and principles as they formulate key legislation for consumer financial protection.
Reporting From Europe: Impact of Likely Greek Default, Exit From Euro Zone
If Greece defaults, it will cost 425 billion euros and may precipitate further exits from other highly indebted euro zone nations.
U.S. Bank Lending Below Depression-Era Levels: S&P
U.S. bank loans are at such lows that the economic recovery has been nearly loan-free, S&P's head of financial institutions ratings said Wednesday in New York.
Top 5 Balanced Mutual Funds
The buzz is ‘balance’ in 2012, and the term as it applies to mutual funds is just as it sounds, holding both stock and bond positions in one convenient ’40 Act wrapper.