Vanguard Wraps Up Benchmark Switch, Taps Muni Bond Fund Managers
The fund giant moves 22 index funds with $650 billion in assets to FTSE and CRSP benchmarks, including popular emerging-markets products.
New Hire Roundup: Focus Financial Adds Five
This week in new hires, Focus Financial announced five new hires, JHS Capital welcomed Mark Palsson, and Eric Falkeis became president and COO of Direxion.
The use of ETFs may be attractive to certain investors. The tax advantages may make them even more attractive.
New Hire Roundup: Former COO Nides Returns to Morgan Stanley
This week in new hires, Tom Nides rejoined Morgan Stanley, Rob Brown went to United Capital and Vanguard announced several investment management changes.
ETF Assets Surge 27% in 2012
The combined assets of U.S. listed exchange-traded fund (ETFs) jumped ended 2012 at $1.337 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI).
Concidence? Big ETF News Accompanies Big ETF Conference
The week has brought launches of ETPs on the Singapore dollar, BDCs and infrastructure, along with Schwab’s commission-free platform.
ETFs and 401(k)s: The Romance Begins
ETFs have grown enormously over the past 20 years, 401(k) plans have grown over an even longer period, and yet the twain have hardly met. That's about to change.
Schwab Seeks to Lead in ETF Education
Charles Schwab announced its game-changing commission-free ETF platform to much fanfare on Thursday, but less heralded has been a new ETF education resource launched last year that could help advisors use these ETFs.
Excelling With ETFs
Financial advisors should know by now that there’s more to successful ETF investing than simply buying the right funds at the right price.
Rise of the ETF Asset Managers
As an ETF strategist, much of my time is spent parsing the differences between funds in an ever-increasing universe of exchange-traded funds (and other ETPs).