Retirement plan investors seemed of two minds in October, with asset transfers out of 401(k) plans showing equal numbers favoring equities as fixed income, according to the latest data from the Hewitt 401(k) Index.
Investors deposited a record $50 billion on a net basis into bond funds in September, bringing year-to-date bond fund flow volumes to $290 billion, according to Strategic Insight (SI).
As many investors are still underweight equities, the logical thing to do is rebalance back toward equities, said David Kelly, managing director, chief market strategist for J.P. Morgan Funds.
A new analysis shows that, contrary to popular opinion, mass affluent consumers were not passive during the difficult financial environment of 2008 and 2009.
A Vanguard Group study finds only 13% of respondents strongly agree with the view that their retirement had been permanently impaired by the past year's market decline.
As investors remain optimistic about a global economic recovery, risk
appetite is at its highest point since 2006, according to the latest
BofA Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers.
The Hewitt 401(k) Index for September indicated 401(k) participants continued to slowly and modestly transfer assets from fixed income investments back into equities.
Strong long-term fund flows persisted in August, and the recent pattern of greater flows into bond funds continued as well, according to Strategic Insight (SI).
Bank of America Corporation (BofA) signed an agreement to sell the stock and bond units of Columbia Management to Ameriprise Financial, Inc., the companies announced.
The latest Russell Investments quarterly investment manager survey found the hottest asset classes are emerging market equities and non-U.S. (developed market) equities at 67% bullish and 63% bullish, respectively.
Colonial Bank, a now-defunct Alabama bank company, has been hit with eight stock-drop suits over losses suffered by its pension plan when the bank was seized by regulators, according to an Associated Press report.
Fidelity Investments is increasing the international equity exposure and adding Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities to its lifecycle funds.
Forty-one percent of independent investment advisers reported that retired clients are reducing the amount of their retirement distributions, according to a study by Charles Schwab.
Bank of China (Suisse) Fund Management (BOCS) is offering the BOCS Fund to Chinese and foreign investors.
The largest proportion of participant assets in plans administered by MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is in equities (38.7%) versus stable value options (31.7%) during the second quarter of 2009.
Small, entrepreneurial investment management firms maintained a performance advantage over larger, established firms through last year’s market downturn, according to updated research on emerging investment managers by Northern Trust.
Fidelity Investments’ registered investment adviser (RIA) and brokerage clients will now have access to the initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on equity offerings underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Investment adviser Driehaus Capital Management now offers the Driehaus Active Income Fund (Ticker LCMAX), an absolute return mutual fund.
AUL Retirement Services clients now have more investment options available for retirement accounts through DWS Investments, Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn (CRM), BlackRock, and Pax World Investments.
Mitch Cox has been named Managing Director and Head of the Global Investment & Product Office (I&PO) at Barclays Wealth, a global wealth manager and adviser.