Franklin Templeton launched a flexible alpha bond fund; Morningstar announced new ESG tracking and reporting capabilities ; and American Century started a new alternative investment brand.
Evolving asset allocation strategies are making existing investment product sets less relevant, according to research from Casey Quirk.
The inaugural Active/Passive Barometer report shows that passive investing trumps active.
According to two panelist experts speaking at PSNC 2015, relying on publicly available fee benchmarking is generally not a marker of top-performing plans and plan sponsors.
Wilshire Associates announced the launch of the “Powered by Wilshire” solution, allowing investment advisers and managers to merge their own index methodology with Wilshire’s index calculation engine and distribution platform.
Combined elements of Russell Investments and the London Stock Exchange Group will operate under a newly the established brand, FTSE Russell.
One advisory team is urging retirement plan fiduciaries to reconsider the importance of index fund proxy voting rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
With numerous Baby Boomers retiring and current market and interest rate risk factors, conservative investment options remain an important part of the retirement plan menu.
The last decade saw an impressive 95% of investment fund flows go to the lowest-cost quintile, according to a new Morningstar report.
Changing workforce demographics are driving retirement plan policy and law, says Fred Reish, chair of the financial services ERISA team at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP.
A recent academic research paper argues that using institutional investment consultants to make fund and portfolio manager choices is “fruitless” when it comes to driving outperformance.
Sibson Consulting has created a DC Plan Scorecard that provides a framework for reviewing all aspects of defined contribution (DC) plans.
It’s a common research finding that men, on average, have more saved for retirement than women, but new BlackRock research has identified a core of “smart savers” bucking this trend.
Underlying 401(k) investment fees declined for both small and large retirement plans in 2014, according to the 15th edition of the 401k Averages Book.
Investor skepticism gives way to optimism, the equities market will continue delivering (but brace for a rocky ride) and retirement plans will want to take a hard look at their fixed-income choices.
Retirement investors and pension funds have not had to wait very long to test their 2015 portfolio strategies against increased volatility and fluctuating asset prices.
Nasdaq announced that it will acquire smart beta and passive investing specialist Dorsey, Wright & Associates LLC.
A new company is providing a new way to benchmark fees paid by retirement plans.
Target-date funds are the default of choice for many plan sponsors, says Russell Investments, but they aren't a buy-it-and-forget-it solution for sponsors or providers.
A recent deal between Northwestern Mutual and the London Stock Exchange Group brings more than $9 trillion in benchmarked assets under one roof.