Alternative Bond Funds: What Advisors Need to Know
Different funds have radically different strategies and management arrangements, experts say.
Top Portfolio Products: First Trust Launches Eurozone ETF
Meanwhile, Global X adds two ETFs based on JPMorgan's Efficiente and U.S. Sector Rotator indexes.
Does the World Have Too Many Active Managers?
Only a “small subset of the active managers and the hedge funds are useful to society,” Towers Watson's new think tank says.
Former PIMCO Parent Pacific Life Moves Accounts to Janus
Pacific Life is moving some money to Bill Gross’ new firm, Janus, which said the decision pre-dated Gross’ exit.
Arnott: ‘100 Minus Your Age’ Asset Allocation Rule All Wrong!
Research Affiliates argues that industry and academia both deny reality in pushing young workers into stocks, particularly through target-date funds.
Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches Commodities ETF
Vident introduces a bond ETF, Wolf Hedge adds global fund, and Allianz rolls out a new fixed indexed annuity.
Saudis Sitting Pretty in Global Oil Price Plunge
There’s still only one country in a position to choose winners and losers in the global market: Saudi Arabia.
S&P 500 Pares Biggest Loss Since 2011; Bonds Trim Rally
Jittery markets go through wild ride but recover at close. S&P lost 3% but ended day down 0.8%.
PIMCO’s Q3 Outflows Top 5% of Assets
The big bond shop’s AUM declined by about $23.5 billion after Bill Gross departed for Janus.
Top Portfolio Products: Goldman Sachs Adds, Rebrands Funds
Plus, ProShares rolls out EAFE-dividend and Morningstar-alternatives ETFs.