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DTCC to Launch Fund Prospectus Database

The Depository Trust&Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has unveiled plans for a July launch of its redesigned Mutual Fund Profile Service database, which it says will be a centralized repository for information in a fund's prospectus.

Dow Jones Unveils New Version of Wealth Manager

Dow Jones has announced the release of a new Web version of Dow Jones Wealth Manager, which it says provides financial advisers with the ability to match news to a client’s investments and professional and personal interests.

DOL Releases Guidelines for PPA’s Fiduciary Adviser

In its first Field Accounting Bulletin (FAB) of 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) offered guidance pertaining to the investment advice and fiduciary investment adviser exemptions introduced in the Pension Protection Act (PPA).

Start Early, Save Much for Savings Success

Apparently, the conventional wisdom is right: the earlier you start saving, the more you save and the more generous market return you enjoy, the larger nest egg you will end up with, according to a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.

NQDC Provision Passes Senate

U.S. Senators may have overwhelmingly approved a bill that includes a provision limiting non-qualified deferred compensation programs (NQDC), but the NQDC provision may still be changed in a later legislative conference committee, according to one lawmaker.

IMHO: A Little “Free″ Advice

On Friday, the Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin on the “Statutory Exemption for Investment Advice.″

Q3 Mutual Fund Growth Better Than Early 2006

The combined assets of mutual funds around the globe climbed 4.1% in the third quarter of 2006 to $20.22 trillion, beating the 2005 numbers for the same quarter by $2.94 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute’s (ICI) survey of the mutual fund industry.

ProShares to Use Dow Jones Indexes for its ETFs

Dow Jones Indexes announced that 11 of its U.S. indexes have been licensed to ProShares Trust and its affiliates to serve as the basis of 22 leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that launched on the American Stock Exchange February 1.

DOL Clarifies PTE Exemption for QPAM, Advice Offering

Transactions between an investment management firm and investment funds managed by a qualified professional asset manager (QPAM) as an option under a retirement plan satisfy a Prohibited Transaction Exemption, according to regulators.

ICI: ETF Assets Reach $422B in December

The total combined assets of the nation's exchange-traded funds (ETFs) inched up 2.8% to $422.48 billion in December, according to the Investment Company Institute’s monthly report on the industry.