Vanguard Appoints John James as New Head of HR
Vanguard has appointed John James to be its new head of human resources beginning Dec. 31.
A Tool to Hedge Against the Next Market Downturn
MPT didn’t benefit client portfolios during the financial crisis, but using a single inverse fund can reduce the risks of market volatility.
Farmland: An Increasingly Popular Alternative Investment
A report found that more investors are buying agricultural/farmland assets to diversify and profit from growing global demand for food.
Top Portfolio Products: First Trust, Amplify and Van Eck Introduce ETFs
New ETFs include sector and dividend-paying stock funds as well as municipal bond funds.
Advisors Get More Time for Clients When Outsourcing Investment Management
Northern Trust survey shows financial advisors who use third-party managers have a highly positive view of outsourcing.
Harvard’s Endowment Loses Nearly $2B in Latest Fiscal Year
The prestigious university just reported its worst performance for its endowment since 2009, with timber assets underperforming.
DOL Fiduciary Rule’s Cost for 9 Investment Advice Players: From IBDs to RIAs
A.T. Kearney study sees big asset shifts across formats with IBDs getting walloped.
Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged as 3 Members Dissent
The Fed left rates steady, as expected, but it did suggest a rate hike before year-end, and three Fed members favored raising rates today.
Active U.S. Equity Funds Bled Cash in August: Morningstar
Active U.S. equity funds continued to hemorrhage assets in August while their passive counterparts persisted in performing well.
Ignore These 7 Climate Change Factors at Your Portfolio’s Peril: BlackRock
Financial advisors should add climate change to the list of factors they consider when thinking about portfolio risks, said BlackRock’s Richard Turnhill.