Tag: exchange traded funds

Advisers’ Top Concern About Muni Bonds Is Yield

"As passive investing continues to grow, rather than simply accept an imperfect benchmark portfolio, municipal bond investors with a preference for passive solutions should think about adopting a smart beta approach,” suggests Catherine Stienstra, head of municipal investments at Columbia Threadneedle.

Investment Product and Service Launches

Northern Trust Creates Private Equity and Hedge Fund Service Group; Impax Introduces ESG-Focused Fund; OneAmerica to Offer Russell Investments Managed Accounts; and more.  

Investment Product and Service Launches

Ticker Tocker and Tradier Integrate to Offer Unlimited Commission-Free Equity Trades; DWS Creates Additional Xtrackers ETFs;  Hueler Analytics Creates Due Diligence Feature Aimed at Fiduciaries; and more.

Investment Products and Services Launches

Transamerica Launches Stable Value Account for Retirement Plans; TD Ameritrade to Provide CLS Fund Models on Market Center Platform; Fidelity Offers Third ESG Investing Option; and more.

Investment Products and Services Launches

Franklin Templeton Expands ETF Lineup with Three Additional Funds; Hartford Funds Launches Short-Duration ETF; First Trust Launches Actively Managed ETF; and more.

Investors Bring Down Mutual Fund and ETF Costs in 2017

"Our data shows that the cheapest 20% of funds raked in nearly $1 trillion last year while the rest of the industry saw net outflows of approximately $250 billion. The message investors are sending is crystal clear—cost counts," says Patricia Oey, senior manager research analyst for Morningstar.