Despite an overall drop in assets of U.S. exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets, international funds experienced strong growth during the month of June.
Union Bank of California is introducing a new benefit for its SelectBenefit retirement plan sponsor clients and plan participants.
Ameristock Funds is now offering five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking the Ryan Treasury Indexes.
Legg Mason, Inc. has announced the launch of two new separately managed account products for retail investors to access Western Asset Management's Core and Core Plus strategies.
The Principal Financial Group has introduced Financial Security Review, a tool for annual financial checkups that pulls together information from a variety of sources into one comprehensive package for financial professionals.
John Hancock retirement plan participants will soon be able to use an option that allows them to roll their 401(k) account balances over from an employer-sponsored plan to another retirement account.
The Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets of the Association for Financial Professionals (CIEBA) has released an updated version of its primer, â€œDefined Contribution Fee Disclosure Best Practices.â€
Claymore Securities has announced the launch of a socially responsible exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to the issue of Sudan divestment.
Standard&Poor's has licensed State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) to create and launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based upon its S&P BRIC 40 Index.
Standard&Poorâ€™s ( S&P ) has announced it has been chosen by Adelante Shares LLC to calculate seven custom indexes based on Adelante Sharesâ€™ proprietary classification of the real-estate sector.
New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) has announced the creation of the MainStay Retirement Funds, a series of funds for target retirement dates of 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050.
State Street Global Advisors has announced the launch of the SPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF (exchange-traded fund), giving investors access to companies in Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The Online 401(k) has joined forces with Expedition Payroll to allow the payroll provider to offer integrated 401(k) and payroll packages.
PFPC, a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., has added Northern Funds to its AdvisorCentral portal.
A Kansas third-party recordkeeping and administration company has unveiled a series of upgrades to its Internet sites for financial advisers, plan sponsors, and participants.
ExpertPlan, a provider of private-label recordkeeping solutions primarily to the micro and small plan retirement market, is moving up-market through a new trading link relationship with UBS Fiduciary Trust.
Bear Stearns Broker-Dealer&Investment Advisor Services (BDIAS) on Tuesday announced it is significantly broadening its mutual fund platform by expanding the list of available funds and adding to its set of mutual fund research tools.
BlackRock, Inc. is launching nine new lifecycle portfolios with target maturity dates ranging from 2010 through 2050.
Wachovia Retirement Services has released a product to help plan sponsors gauge the health of their retirement plans and give them suggestions on how to improve the plan.
MetLifeâ€™s new free publication, focused on helping women prepare for retirement, addresses topics such as how much money will be needed for retirement and what investment options might be available.