Finding that most households own mutual funds in employer-sponsored retirement plans, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) looked into the factors considered when selecting mutual funds.
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Jack Bogle set out to prove that mutual funds could operate independently, and do so in a manner that would directly benefit their shareholders; he said this was necessary to address “major corporate conflict” inherent to the traditional approach to stock fund investing.
American Beacon Advisors creates mutual fund with multi-asset program, and Vanguard closes million-dollar securities fund to new clients.
Morningstar Managed Portfolios advisory service will now have allocations to the Morningstar Funds Trust, and DWS partners with Skyline AI for real estate investing.
Experts at the Best of PSNC 2018 event in Boston reviewed plan sponsors’ use of different fund types and fee structures, offering up tips for better analysis of investment and recordkeeping expenses.
MassMutual debuts RetireSMART TDF series with J.P. Morgan glide paths, while AXA doubles down on SRI/ESG integration.
T. Rowe Price closes Emerging Markets Stock Fund; Fidelity merges active and passive funds in new TDF suite; SSGA decreases ETF expense ratios; and more.
Vanguard research explains how CITs and mutual funds are just as beneficial.
An announcement this week that Fidelity is launching retail mutual funds with management expense ratios of zero basis points shows how asset managers are evolving to capture a greater share of a shrinking fee pool.
Although smart beta is still a small category with just $430 billion in AUM, or 0.5% of the global total, it has grown by 30% a year since 2012, according to Boston Consulting Group.
While not a new concept, materiality is essential to efficiently integrating ESG factors into the investment process; it all boils down to being able to determine which ESG factors are likely to be linked to stronger investment performance by identifying risks that are related to certain industries.
The expense ratios 401(k) plan participants incur for investing in mutual funds have declined substantially since 2000, Investment Company Institute data shows.
Expense ratios of target-date mutual funds averaged 0.44% in 2017; since 2008, ICI explains, the expense ratios of target-date mutual funds have fallen 34%.
PLANSPONSOR speaks with John Diehl, senior vice president of strategic markets for Hartford Funds, on the subject of equity market volatility and ways to help ease plan participant concerns amid big price swings.
Morningstar estimates that investors saved more than $4 billion in fund fees in 2017 by continuing to gravitate toward lower-cost funds.
Their No. 1 objective for client portfolios is downside risk protection
Morningstar Grows Fund Ratings System with Quantitative Rating; First Trust Merges Two Funds; and Vanguard Changes Benchmarks for Funds.