Multi-manager Product Growth Surpasses $1.3T

Assets in multi-manager products grew by 40% during 2005 to exceed $1.3 trillion, according to the recent Cerulli Quantitative Update, Global Multi-manager Products 2006.

Russell Launches Global Equity Index

Russell Investment Group unveiled a new index Wednesday meant to satiate asset managers’ increasing thirst for more global investment options.

BlackRock’s Doll Delivers His 10 Predictions for 2007

Although ‘’our overall view is fairly constructive,’’ said Robert Doll, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Global Equities at BlackRock, Inc., ‘’we think a soft landing is likely in 2007.’’

Eaton Vance Managers 'Bullish' About 2007

“Every investor should dial up their equity exposure [in 2007],″ said Duncan Richardson, Executive Vice President and Chief Equity Investment Officer of Eaton Vance Management, at a press conference Wednesday.

Rydex Expands Offering of Twice-a-Day Fund Pricing

Rydex Investments has announced it will expand the availability of twice-a-day pricing for a selection of Rydex mutual funds, to help brokers and their clients manage intra-day risk and take advantage of market liquidity.

Emerging Markets Best Performer in 2006

The world’s emerging and developed markets continued to stay in positive territory in December, making a full year of positive results as oil prices remained low, Standard&Poor’s said.

Morningstar Unveils Fixed-Income Indexes

Morningstar, Inc. plans to come out with a family of fixed income indexes, which can be licensed to institutions for the creation of investment vehicles including such things as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and derivative securities.

John Hancock Offers Advisers Two New Fund of Funds

John Hancock Funds has announced the launch of two new fund of funds products available to retail investors through their financial advisers: the John Hancock International Allocation Portfolio and the John Hancock Lifecycle Portfolios.

Mutual Funds See Decrease in Fund Flows for November

Stock and bond funds experienced net inflows of $17.4 billion in November, down from the $29.8 billion they brought in the month before, according to monthly data from the Financial Research Corporation (FRC).

ThomasLloyd Group Launches Asset Management Group

ThomasLloyd Holdings plc has announced that the combined asset management divisions of US-based Illington Fund Management LLC and European-based DKM Asset Management AG are now operating as ThomasLloyd Global Asset Management.

Mellon Releases Target Maturity Funds

Mellon Capital Management Corporation has launched the Mellon Capital Target Maturity Funds, a group of portfolios designed to systematically adjust investors' asset allocation as they approach their projected retirement date.