Speakers at the Best of PSNC 2018 event in Boston said diversification remains incredibly important, but simplifying the fund menu is a win-win for participants and sponsors.
Tag: Mutual funds
MassMutual debuts RetireSMART TDF series with J.P. Morgan glide paths; Delta Data launches proprietary product manager; and AXA doubles down on SRI/ESG integration.
First Trust Introduces Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus ETFs; T. Rowe Price Closes 23-Year-Old Fund; Fidelity Merges Active and Passive Funds in New TDF Suite; and more.
Vanguard research questions whether the risk-matching precision of SMAs is worth the cost and complexity.
Beyond the nearly $22 million in monetary terms, the settlement agreement includes substantial prospective relief to be provided by Deutsche Bank.
After siding with defendants and applying the shorter of two potential limitations periods, the district court decision states clearly that plaintiff’s claims are foreclosed by ERISA's three-year statute of limitations; the detailed decision tackles head-on a complex set of precedent-setting cases, including Tibble vs. Edison.
The Investment Company Institute also found 401(k) plan participants investing in mutual funds tend to hold lower-cost funds.
A broad new Investment Company Institute analysis shows the expense ratios of target-date mutual funds have fallen 34% since 2008, alongside the expense ratios of most other types of long-term funds.
"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.
Within U.S. equities, the asset classes they see the most promise in are technology and small cap.
Morningstar Grows Fund Ratings System with Quantitative Rating; First Trust Merges Two Funds; and Vanguard Changes Benchmarks for Funds.
In total, 1.45% of total plan balances were traded during the year, down from 2.13% in 2016, as participants chased performance within their own portfolios.
Invesco Releases New TDF Series With 12 Fund Offerings; Efficient Advisors Launches Mutual Fund Partnership with Dimensional; Catalyst Funds and BNP Paribas Team up to Develop Index Funds.
A recent speech given by SEC Commissioner Kara Stein highlights the shifting landscape of mutual fund reporting, and how emerging technologies are reshaping the way investors will compare performance and costs.
The settlement includes $12 million in monetary contributions, along with mandated administrative changes and the appointment of an independent monitor for the investment lineup.
BNY Mellon releases fund focused on income generation, and AI Insight announces new liquid alternative research.
Few retirement plan investors may actually mirror their portfolios to a U.S. total market index—but there are still some important implications to be found in the record-setting performance of the Wilshire 5000, beyond the relative growth of small-cap and large-cap.
Swerdlin & Company Integrates Stadion Storyline; Vanguard Offers First U.S. Actively Managed ETF Suite; and AAM Enters U.S. ETF Market with New Dividend Funds; and more.