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, 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 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.
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).
New data published by Morningstar offers a historical perspective on the market returns of major asset classes.
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 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.
Morningstar, Inc.’s three 2006 Fund Managers of the Year are “familiar names″ who have run funds recommended by the fund rating company for years, according to a press release.
Jefferies&Company, Inc has announced the introduction of 20 proprietary equity indices to track the performance of small- and mid-cap companies, both domestic and global.
The total combined assets of the nation's exchange-traded funds (ETFs) climbed 3.5% to $396.73 billion in November, according to an Investment Company Institute (ICI) news release.
The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will be shut down January 2 for a national day of mourning for the death of former President Gerald Ford, but The Depository Trust&Clearing Corporation (DTCC) said it would still clear and settle trades from earlier market activity.
Evergreen Investments, a unit of Wachovia Corporation, agreed to pay a $4.2 million civil penalty to settle National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) allegations that it adopted improper mutual fund sales methods.
Ten private equity firms have teamed up to educate policymakers in Washington, DC about their business.
Rising market values continued to lift mutual fund assets last month, but new cash inflows were down from October’s pace.
The Department of Labor’s (DoL) September proposal governing qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs) evoked applause from the retirement industry, but that approval was soon followed by a flood of suggestions on ironing out the kinks before a final proposal is inked.
Fidelity Investments launched four new sector funds Tuesday available through financial advisers, increasing the total of Fidelity Advisor funds to 92, including 14 sector funds or Focus Funds.
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average at new record levels and the S&P 500 at highs not seen since 2000, 401(k) participants have begun to respond and net transfers favored equities on 62% of the days during the month, according to the Hewitt 401(k) Index.
Returns from the world’s emerging and developed markets stayed in the black in November as oil prices remained significantly below their summer highs, Standard&Poor’s said Tuesday.
A new survey of the US hedge fund industry found it has grown 21% to $1.22 trillion this year.
A recent survey from New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) found participants confident in their 401(k) investment decisions, but still not sure their savings will last in retirement.