U.S. and global stock markets should benefit from an economic soft landing in 2007 and are poised for further growth, according to financial analysts shared at a recent conference.
Of 11 countries surveyed, U.S. workers save the most, according to a recent survey by AXA Equitable that found U.S. workers save on average $696 a month for retirement.
Fidelity Investments is testing a new feature under which older participants already contributing at or close to the maximum to their 401(k) plans can "automatically" catch up.
New York-based XShares Advisors LLC launched five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, with each aimed at a segment of the health care, life science and biotechnology industries.
AssetMark Investment Services, Inc. has announced a new investment product designed to address the income and long-term investing needs of retiring baby boomers.
Oppenheimer Asset Management has announced a new managed accounts product.
OppenheimerFunds, Inc. has launched a suite of lifecycle funds.
In the next decade, New York may lose its position as financial capital of the world to a city such as London, Dubai, Hong Kong, or Tokyo, which all have a more market-friendly regulatory environment, a new study asserts.
Pershing LLC has formed an alliance with PriceMetrix Inc. that will help Pershing’s introducing broker-dealer customers better evaluate their businesses and identify growth opportunities.
Benefits advisers, consultants and third-party administrators (TPAs) are now able to produce branded total compensation statements easily and inexpensively for clients with the release of new software.
Meridian Business Group is offering advice to 401(k) plan participants who are unsure how to allocate funds, balance their investments, or investigate investment options through its Retirement Asset Management Plan (RAMPlan).
Financial advisers will have many opportunities to win rollover dollars away from retirement plan providers as outflows from 401(k) plans increase and traditional plan providers do not have the retail experience necessary to capture them, a new report says.
Barclays Global Investors filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week to offer the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the high-yield corporate bond market.
In conjunction with Moss Adams LLP, a provider of management consulting services to advisory firms, Schwab Institutional has released two reports to aide independent investment advisers with organization and business development, the leading barriers to firm growth.
This past week, we passed the “anniversary″ of the commencement of bombing strikes in Operation Desert Storm (1991). Now, I was too old—and my kids too young—to have been directly impacted by that action. But I’ll always remember that night.
Commonwealth Financial Network now offers Jefferson National Life Insurance Companyâ€™s flat-insurance fee variable annuity on its platform, the firms announced last week.
The Vanguard Group on Thursday announced the launch of the Vanguard Structured Large-Cap Value Fund.
State Street Corporation has come out with a Web-based tool that gives retirement plan participants direct and secure access to personal payment information and account transactions.
Fund manager Fred Alger Management Inc., has agreed to a $45 million settlement of charges it engaged in a “massive″ market timing scheme that benefited favored investors.
Colorado-based PVG Asset Management Corporation has made its Hedged Portfolio Management accounts available to 401(k) plans and participants.