Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs from Van Eck, Compass EMP and Direxion
Portfolio products launched this week include leveraged long and short ETFs based on homebuilding and regional bank sectors, and an active share measure.
Top Portfolio Products: Franklin Templeton Introduces Flexible Global Bond Fund
The fund can invest in global debt obligations of any credit quality, maturity or duration, including derivatives.
New Hire Roundup: Westport Resources Promotes DeLaura
This week in new hires, Westport Resources promoted Christopher DeLaura and added Ashley Schexnaildre, and Susan Axelrod was promoted and Jonathan Sokobin was added by FINRA.
FINRA Warning on BDCs Doesn’t Stop Market Vectors’ ETF Debut
Despite FINRA's January warnings on high-risk business development companies, Market Vectors has launched the first-ever ETF to offer pure-play BDC exposure.
Former TD Waterhouse Exec Petrilli Named E*Trade CEO
The chairman of the discount brokerage firm assumes the interim CEO role following the departure of Steven Freiberg.
ETF Providers Slash Fees
In the cutthroat world of ETF investing, the firm with the lowest expenses often gathers the most assets.
Diving for Dividends
The aftermath of the credit crisis has dramatically changed the behavior of corporations.
New Hire Roundup: Prudential’s King Named SVIA Chair; Cambridge Promotions
This week in new hires, James King of Prudential Retirements Stable Value Markets Group was elected as SVIA chairman of the board, and Cambridge announced several internal promotions.
Top Portfolio Products: Invesco Sponsors App; Van Eck Launches Index Firm
In addition, Forward Management introduces new share class for fund; SEI implements new fund tax structure.
Emerging Markets’ Growing Middle Class a Boon for U.S. Investors: Outlook 2012
During the 2012 outlook season, investment strategists and other market watchers have repeatedly taken note of the growing middle classes in China, Southeast Asia, India and Brazil.