Could American Donors Be More Generous?
Americans give more to charity as a percentage of GDP than their counterparts in many other major industrial countries, but advocates would like to push this rate higher.
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.
Why Competition May Boost Your Income
New research from Harvard and the University of Chicago offers some counterintuitive ideas on advisors’ pay.
Enthused About Innovation
William H. Belden, III is a managing director and head of product development at Guggenheim Investments.
Fans of Finance to Gather at Morningstar Event
The "intimate" conference lets about 350 guests rub shoulders with more than a dozen VIPs in the world of portfolio investing.
What’s an Advisor’s Value?
A recent survey conducted by Fidelity Investments found that only 57% of clients felt their advisor provided value during “recent market conditions.”
5 ETF Megatrends for 2013
It's a busy product space for advisors to keep up with, and that won't change in the coming 12 months.
Vanguard Switching Indexes
To cut costs for investors, Vanguard plans to transition 22 funds, many of which have an ETF share class, to new indexes starting in 2013, the fund giant said in early October.
Top Portfolio Products: Vanguard Switches Indexes to Cut Costs
New products introduced over the last week include a new annuity from Northwestern Mutual, a fresh fund from Hatteras and a CRM update from Schwab.
Vanguard to Switch Indexes on 22 Funds
The new benchmarks, to take effect in 2013, will impact more than $530 billion in client assets.