Top 10 Fund Families Recommended by Advisors: 2013
In a Phoenix Marketing survey, RIAs, IBDs and other groups of advisors rank the top fund families they are most likely to recommend to clients.
Top Portfolio Products: ProShares Rolls Out Emerging Market Bond ETF; China Gets S&P 500-Based ETF
Meanwhile, Franklin Templeton and K2 roll out multi-strategy product, and a Power Dividend Index Fund is introduced in the U.S.
10 Top Mobile Apps for Investors: Dalbar
These apps designed by financial services companies stood out among the 45 evaluated in several categories.
Top Portfolio Products: New Bond ETFs From ProShares, Franklin Templeton
Other new products and services are rolled out by Global X and Mercer.
Advisors Rank 10 Best & Worst Ads by Partner Firms
More than 1,000 advisors reviewed 30 print ads not only for “likeability” but also for relevance and impact in a Phoenix Marketing International survey.
BD Stocks: What to Expect as QE Rolls On
Citi analysts say some broker-dealers could weaken in the short term thanks to the Fed's latest move, while some asset managers may strengthen.
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard Takes Another Shot in ETF Fee War
Vanguard cuts fees on its 500 Index Fund ETF via a reverse share split, and Franklin Templeton launches two new global funds.
Top Portfolio Products: DoubleLine Plans Fund With Shiller Benchmark
Franklin Templeton adds four new target date funds; First Trust introduces international multi-asset diversified income fund.
Fund Firms Ease Restrictions on Website Access
Mutual fund firms are offering more open access to their websites, a report by Corporate Insight found.
Investing in Romania: Good Reform, but Struggling With the Old
Mark Mobius recently blogged about a visit to Romania, saying that the country exhibits both the progress and the problems inherent in a globalizing economy.