SEC Wants Exchange-Traded Funds to Be Easy to Trade
An efficient-markets-fundamentalism model of the SEC is actually pretty good for predicting what the SEC will do. Except about insider trading, I guess.
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.
New Hire Roundup: ABIA Elects New Board Members
This week, the American Bankers Insurance Association elected new board members, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hired four regional VPs.
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.
JPMorgan’s Kelly: U.S. Economic Recovery ‘Like an Irish Summer’
Recovery has been “damp and disappointing,” David Kelly says, but decline in unemployment is encouraging. If only the housing market would recover…
Passive Beats Active in August Fund Flows: Morningstar
The research firm releases ETF data for the first time, saying the funds represent a growing portion of investors' net worth.
BlackRock’s Koesterich: 3 Strong Headwinds Hampering U.S. Economy
At Morningstar ETF conference, BlackRock and iShares’ chief investment strategist sees demographics, debt and wage stagnation keeping GDP growth in check.
WBI Investments Launches 10 ETFs, Attracts $1 Billion-Plus in Assets
WBI’s Don Schreiber says actively managed ETFs are the “next frontier” for ETF growth.
New Hire Roundup: Senate Confirms Social Security Advisory Board Members
Meanwhile, Mike DiCenso joined Mesirow Financial as managing director and head of national sales in its investment strategies division.
How Advisors Use Educational Tools for Their Clients
A Practical Perspectives study examines client-approved resources, including where advisors get them and which topics are most sought after.