December 27, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Slumping markets drew the nation's combined mutual fund assets down 5.2% in November to $6.826 trillion, as cash inflows shriveled and asset values tumbled.
December 26, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Settlement proceeds from the record $1.027 billion NASDAQ Market Makers antitrust litigation are reportedly in the mail - but it could be a little while before affected pension plans see the money.
December 19, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says that while the vast majority of brokers are accepting payments in exchange for passing along customer orders in the US options markets, there is little evidence of any impact - good or bad - to investors.
December 15, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Hedge fund returns slipped again in November, with the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index down -1.5% for the month. Still, that was better than most equity indexes.
December 13, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Hedge fund investment underwent a dramatic turnaround in the third quarter, with $4.2 billion in net new investment, contrasted with a $4.9 billion outflow in the prior three months.
December 11, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Despite continued volatility - and an uncertain presidential outcome - 401(k) investors were willing to ride it out, with no above normal trading volume days registered in November by the Hewitt 401(k) index.
December 10, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Today MSCI announced changes to its equity indexes that could set off a series of transactions totaling billions as pension benchmark portfolios realign over the next 18 months.
December 8, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) may stir up some dust over the weekend - as much with as much as $200 billion in portfolio rebalancing transactions generated as it changes weightings in its indexes.
December 7, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - State Street has agreed to buy a majority interest (75%) in money manager Bel Air Investment for $217 million in cash and stock.
December 5, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - US institutional investor assets have nearly tripled over the past decade to $18.6 trillion, and control nearly half (49.6%) of the US equity market according to a new report.
December 2, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Americans - including pension funds and institutional investors - invested more money in European stocks last quarter than any other in the past three years, according to a Lehman Brothers report.
December 1, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A group of investment firms have agreed to acquire from Datek most of its online broker, Datek Online, and its alternative stock-trading platform, Island ECN, for $700 million.
November 29, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Equity mutual fund assets slipped 2.5% in October, despite a net cash inflow of $19.07 billion as volatile markets took their toll.
November 21, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The world's first bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) will begin trading on Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
November 16, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plans that provide Internet access to participants may experience a dramatic increase in trading volumes - in some cases more than doubling the number of participant trades, according to a new Hewitt study.
November 15, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - October was a rocky month for the markets, and hedge funds were not spared the turmoil, according to the CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, down 1.1% in October.
November 8, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - While participant transfers remained within "normal" parameters during October, the pace quickened overall according to the Hewitt 401(k) index.
October 30, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Mutual fund assets slipped 2.6% to $7.28 trillion in September, according to the Investment Company Institute.
October 27, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Mutual funds could see more money withdrawn than invested for the first time since the Russian debt default in August 1998, according to new projections.
October 25, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Buoyed by strong markets, retirement assets of state and local government employees hit a record high of $1.9 trillion in 1999, up more than 11% from the year before, according to the Census Bureau.