Currency Manager Axel Merk Talks Money as Inflation Hedge
“It’s still an asset class investors are not sufficiently looking at,” says Merk, president and CIO of Merck Investments.
Top Portfolio Products: LPL Adds New Offerings to Wealth Platform
MFS rolls out equity income fund and more product-related developments.
New Hire Roundup: Mehra Goes to Salient; New CFA Institute Head
This week in new hires, Dr. Ajay Mehra joined Salient Partners; Alan Meder was named chairman of the board of governors at CFA Institute; and Yuri Khalif went to Hatteras Funds.
Northern Trust Swoops Into ETFs
When you think of Northern Trust, you probably don’t think of ETFs, but that’s about to change. ETF group head Shundrawn Thomas talked to AdvisorOne about how taking on the big guys isn't as hard as one might think.
NAPFA Goes to Chicago for Biggest-Ever Annual Conference
NAPFA's biggest-ever national conference, from May 8 to 11 in Chicago, will tackle topics such as practice management, alternative investing strategies, tax planning and more.
New Hire Roundup: Lynch Joins ByAllAccounts Board; Mariner Names Greiner CIO
This week in new hires, Matt Lynch joined ByAllAccounts’ board of directors; William Greiner became CIO at Mariner Wealth Advisors and FactRight brought in Scott Smith and Chris Bove.
Top 20 TIPS Funds in 401(k) Plans: BrightScope
Research firm BrightScope announced this week the Top 20 Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) funds by total distribution.
Defined-Contribution Plans ‘Primary Retirement Savings’ Tool for Young Workers
Workers under the age of 35, the generation most likely to depend almost solely on DC plans rather than the typical Social Security-savings-pension model, need to be diligent if they expect to save enough for retirement, Northern Trust found.
Northern Trust Returns
After exiting the ETF business in early 2009, Northern Trust is back. In September, the Chicago-based investment firm introduced four ETFs known as “FlexShares.”
New SPDR ETFs Target Aerospace, Software Sectors
Meanwhile, Northern Trust re-enters the exchange-traded funds business