China E-Commerce Company Alibaba Finds No Business Like Show Business
New fund allows customers to invest in entertainment products and have input into casting choices.
Top Rated Fund Families: A Morningstar Report Card
Morningstar gives letter grades, from A to C, to the biggest fund groups, considering stewardship, manager tenure and performance.
30 Best & Worst ETFs of Bernanke Era
History will judge the Fed chairman’s eight-year tenure, but data from ETF Database give an objective preview.
International Stocks Win, Munis Lose in September: Morningstar
Plus, equity funds improved 7% in Q3, according to Lipper’s latest report.
Fund Firms Ease Restrictions on Website Access
Mutual fund firms are offering more open access to their websites, a report by Corporate Insight found.
New Hire Roundup: Gamble Named Managing Director at F-Squared
This week in new hires, F-Squared Investments named Paul Gamble managing director, and Sean Curry and Kimberly Palleon moved up at BMO Global Asset Management.
BD Stocks Blowing Away Indexes
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 indexes rose roughly 12%, excluding reinvested dividends, in the first half of 2013. Many broker-dealers fared even better.
New Hire Roundup: Ex-NFL Quarterback Joins Lourd Capital Management
This week in new hires, Lourd Capital Management welcomed former NFL quarterback Cade McNown as vice president, and Christine Walker went to Drexel Morgan Capital Advisers.
New Hire Roundup: Carol Yochem Joins TD Wealth
This week in new hires, Carol Yochem joined TD Wealth, and Karen McNeill was appointed head of family history for U.S. Bank’s Ascent Private Capital Management.
Added-Value Programs Leave Advisors Wanting
Financial advisors do value financial firms’ value-added programs—they just want the firms to add more value. That is one conclusion of a new study examining advisor attitudes on the plethora of programs.