March 12, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Despite continued concerns from institutional investors, NASDAQ will launch its first pilot wave of decimal pricing today for 15 securities.
March 9, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Performance measurement firm WM has teamed up with US trading cost analysis firm Elkins/McSherry to monitor brokerage charges to pension funds in different countries.
March 8, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - America's exchange-traded funds (ETFs) totaled $72.13 billion at the end of January, up 10% from the month before.
March 7, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The average US hedge fund slipped 2.3% in February, outpacing major US stock indexes for the month, according to Van Hedge Fund Advisors International.
March 6, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Participants made a slow, but steady push toward less volatile investments in February, shifting money from equities to bonds, stable value and money market funds.
March 1, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - In an effort to reduce their exposure to California energy utilities, three mutual funds sold commercial paper issued by the utilities in an effort to minimize losses.
February 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - FTSE is hoping to do a little good with its launch of FTSE4Good, a new family of indices designed to provide a benchmark for socially responsible investments.
February 27, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The nation's mutual fund assets rose 3.8% in January, led by strong increases in stock and taxable money market funds, according to the Investment Company Institute.
February 23, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - In response to financial crises over the past few years, a group of international banks has issued "best practice" guidelines, hoping they will reduce the negative effects of speculative currency trading.
February 23, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The junk bond market may be ready to rebound, based on some measures, according to Standard & Poor's.
February 20, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Record inflows of cash to equity funds last year were not enough to overcome the market slump, as total equity fund assets dipped 2%, according to a new report.
February 15, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is planning to ask the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to trade in 5-cent price increments rather than in pennies after suffering some strong complaints from buy side traders, PLANSPONSOR.com has learned.
February 15, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A new internet service linking issuers of and customers for new bond offerings was launched today by six of Wall Street's leading securities firms.
February 14, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plan sponsors with select European and US stock exposures now have a new tool at their disposal: stock futures which were launched January 29 at the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE).
February 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Some institutional money managers are complaining about Wall Street's decade-long decision to finally implement decimal pricing, according to the Wall Street Journal.
February 9, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, totaled $65.6 billion at the end of 2000, according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI) which has begun tracking monthly ETF statistics.
February 5, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Participants had their eye on the markets in January, but might be buying high and selling low, according to transfer activity reflected in the Hewitt 401(k) Index.
February 2, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Fund categories that were hit hardest last year made a comeback in January, offering some hope for those first quarter statements.
January 30, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com)- New money continued to pour into mutual funds in December, amounting to an increase of 2.2% to $6.967 trillion, according to data compiled by the Investment Company Institute (ICI).
January 31, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.COM) - Plan sponsors considering some southern exposure for their private equity investments should consider Brazil or Mexico.