New DJ Benchmark for Diversified Portfolios

June 4, 2001 ( - Dow Jones Indexes now offers an index series that measures the performance of diversified portfolios that hold stocks, bonds and money market instruments.

Merrill Retires Tech Fund

May 4, 2001 ( - Merrill Lynch is closing its Internet Strategies Fund barely a year after launching it at NASDAQ's March 2000 peak.

NYLBS Expands DB Platform

April 4, 2001 ( - New York Life Benefit Services expands its DB Complete Client Access to simplify program management for defined benefit plan sponsors.

Barclays To Offer Fixed Income ETFs

January 4, 2001 ( - Barclays Global Fund Advisors is planning to rollout five fixed income exchange traded funds, or ETFs, according to SEC filings.

Online Tools Save Time, Not Money

October 24, 2000 ( - Plan sponsors can now design their own information reports at a new plan sponsor online section of Diversified Investment Advisors website, Adds Company Specific Research

December 3, 2001 ( - has added Multex Global Estimates covering 16,500 companies from more than 650 brokers in more than 60 countries to its MultexNET product.

American Express Adds to Partners Fund Series

December 3, 2001 ( - American Express Financial Corporation has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for two new sub-advised mutual funds slated for launch in March 2002.

Sun Life Offers Annuity Contract

December 3, 2001 ( - Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada launched a segregated funds product that combines the growth potential offered by mutual funds with a built-in investment protection guarantee.

Nationwide Adds Payroll Tools to Site

December 3, 2001 ( - Plan sponsors who administer deferred compensation plans from Nationwide Retirement Solutions might find processing employee contributions a little easier following the addition of two online payroll tools.

Fidelity Offers "End-to-End" Hiring Solution

October 3, 2001( - As part of its expanding HR/payroll outsourcing practice, Fidelity Investments plans to launch an online end-to-end hiring management solution for staffing professionals.

Vanguard to Introduce New Value Fund

October 3, 2001( - The Vanguard Group plans to expand its active equity fund offerings with the addition of the Vanguard Capital Value Fund, a value-oriented, domestic stock mutual fund. Revamps Site for Money Managers

October 3, 2001 ( - In line with plans to give its asset management experience an online presence, has enhanced its Web site for money managers at mid-sized institutions.

Long-term Care Offered at Discount through Xylo

August 3, 2001 ( - Plan sponsor clients of Xylo Inc, can now offer their participants long-term care policies at discounted rates, thanks to a new partnership between CNA LTC, a division of CNA insurance, and Xylo.

BONY Acquires NatWest Custody Business

May 3, 2001 ( - The Bank of New York has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the institutional custody and administration business of NatWest Bank, a unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland.