SEC’s Stein Expects Fiduciary Rule, Sees ‘Cracks’ in Registered Funds
SEC Commissioner Stein voiced concern with “cracks” starting to appear in the Investment Company Act's foundation, particularly regarding bank loans, ETFs and alternative mutual funds.
Top Portfolio Products: Direxion, SSGA & Van Eck Add ETFs
Morgan Stanley launches a green bond, while Franklin Templeton introduces a new target date fund.
Could 20 Digits Prevent Another Financial Crisis?
SEC Commissioner Kara Stein, a self-described "geek," says a 20-digit code could help stop the financial world from imploding again.
SEC Seeks Comments on Listing, Trading of New, Complex ETFs
The agency has seen a big increase in requests to approve novel exchange-traded products and is concerned about effects on retail investors.
Top 15 Institutional ETF Holders
The common belief that ETFs are a retail instrument is a misconception, a Deutsche Bank report says.
ETFs, ETPs Pass $3 Trillion Benchmark
Assets invested in globally listed exchange-traded funds and products set a new record of $3.02 trillion in May, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly global insight report.
ETFs Now More Popular With Advisors Than Mutual Funds: FPA
For the first time, ETFs have won out as the preferred investment vehicle among advisors in an FPA study.
Why ETFs Can’t Crack the Retirement Market
The mutual fund industry is vacuuming assets with its target-date funds, while ETF providers are scaling back. But why?
Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs From Global X, Direxion & Elkhorn
Plus, NAREIT rolls out three quarterly performance measures for equity REITs, and Forethought introduces a variable annuity.
Understanding Market Making for ETFs
While structural similarities exist between ETFs and individual stock issues, there are differences investors must understand in order to use ETFs effectively.