SEC OKs ‘Breakthrough’ 3-Tier Fund-of-Funds Structure
The SEC will allow Franklin Templeton to use a three-tier fund-of-funds structure, a move that one compliance firm says is a “breakthrough.”
SEC Probes Whether 12b-1 Fees Are Used Properly
SEC is examining whether the rules for the fees and their disclosure are being followed and “what funds are paying intermediaries for.”
Q1 Earnings Outlook: Grim Overall but Not for Financials
First-quarter earnings are expected to suffer the biggest decline in more than five years, but financial company earnings are forecast to rise.
Lipper: Best Mutual Fund Groups for 2015
The research firm recognizes funds and families who deliver stronger risk-adjusted returns than their peers.
Top Portfolio Products: RiverPark, Saturna Roll Out New Funds
Other groups add high-net-worth solutions, certificate programs and more for advisors.
Bill Gross Blasts ‘Hostile’ Investing Climate, Says ‘New Neutral’ Rate Now Zero
The Janus manager argues that the investing environment is so inhospitable that he is reduced to trading more than owning bonds to deliver shareholder return.
Investor Confidence Rises for Institutions, but Individuals Disagree
Institutions may be optimistic about stocks, but affluent investors are stashing cash.
Value Investors’ Inconvenient Truth: They Lose to S&P 500
Value shop Research Affiliates argues that, ironically, “value investors are supplying a premium to other market participants rather than collecting one.”
New Fund Takes Novel Approach to Protecting Against Stock Market Losses
New fund company says it can track the S&P 500, but limit losses to about 12.5% while capturing upside up to 15%.
Schwab Cooks Up Smart Beta Hybrid
Charles Schwab's John Sturiale explains the investment merits of a first-of-its kind combo of cap-weighted and fundamental indexing strategies.