Principal Helps Business Owners Address Financial Gaps

December 4, 2008 ( - The Principal Financial Group has introduced a planning analysis designed to assess and address widening business and personal financial gaps for business owners, including the retirement gap.

A Call Center for Sponsors…

December 4, 2008 ( - Ohio-based Oswald Financial, Inc., a consultant in the design, implementation, and management of retirement plans, has launched a retirement plan hotline for employers and retirement plan fiduciaries.

ProFunds Launches New Gold/Silver ETFs

December 3, 2008 ( - ProFunds Group is launching what it calls the first exchange traded funds in the United States to provide short or leveraged exposure to gold or silver.

WisdomTree Releases Large Cap Growth ETF

December 3, 2008 ( - WisdomTree, an ETF sponsor and index developer, announced the Thursday launch of the WisdomTree LargeCap Growth Fund (ROI) on the NYSE Arca with an expense ratio of 0.38%.

Transamerica Enhances Online Administration Tool for TPAs

December 2, 2008 ( - Transamerica Retirement Services announced a series of enhancements to "Transamerica Partner iSeries," a Web-based, virtually paperless, plan administration tool for Third Party Administrators (TPAs).

Money Manager Unveils DC Fee Product

December 2, 2008 ( - A Norwalk, Connecticut-based institutional investment adviser has launched a tool providing plan sponsors with a new way to judge the level of fees and expenses they are paying for their defined contribution programs.

MSCI Barra Adds to Islamic Indexes

November 25, 2008 ( - MSCI Barra is expanding the MSCI Global Islamic Indexes family by extending Emerging Markets coverage to include the Small Cap segment, and by adding coverage of 16 Frontier Markets countries.

AUL, Goldleaf Partners Help Advisers Grow 403(b) Business

November 24, 2008 ( - The employees of the Retirement Services division at American United Life Insurance Company (AUL), a OneAmerica company, have teamed up with Goldleaf Partners to launch an exclusive program to help retirement advisers break into the 403(b) market.

T. Rowe Unveils Global Equity Offerings

November 20, 2008 ( - T. Rowe Price has launched the Global Large-Cap and Global Real Estate strategies with offerings tailored for institutional and retail investors as well as Advisor Class shares available through advisers, the company announced.

Morningstar Enhances Investment Web Site

November 20, 2008 ( - Morningstar has introduced several enhancements to its investment Web site, including expanded benchmarks, customization capabilities, and new data.