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Portland's Metro taps ICMA-RC as third-party administrator for DC plans
Metro, Portland, Ore., hired ICMA-RC as third-party administrator for its 401(k) and 457(b) plans, confirmed Sharon Stiffler, procurement analyst. ICMA-RC replaces Vanguard and will provide administration, record-keeping, education, participant investment advice and investment management services
Florida's Orange County considers Vanguard international bond fund for 457 plan
Orange County Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan will add the Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund, if an advisory committee recommendation is accepted by County Comptroller Martha O. Haynie.
Lincoln National revamps DC investment options
Lincoln National Corp., Radnor, Pa., is overhauling investment options of its two 401(k) plans and its money purchase plan.
Vanguard to launch its first ETF in Asia ex-Australia
Vanguard is poised to list an exchange traded fund in Hong Kong - the company's first ETF in Asia ex-Australia, confirmed Shelly Painter, Vanguard's Hong Kong-based Asia regional managing director.
Vanguard maintains strong asset growth
Fresh off setting a record for most net inflows in a single year, The Vanguard Group Inc. took in $53.6 billion in the first quarter, a single-quarter record for the firm.
Vanguard names new government affairs executive
Jerry Golden is joining Vanguard Group as principal, government relations, according to a Vanguard news release.
Chevron adds Vanguard target-date trusts, new options to lineup
Chevron Corp., San Ramon, Calif., added a series of 11 Vanguard target-date trusts to the investment lineup of its $16.1 billion Employee Savings Investment Plan.
Big-name asset managers work to grab snippets of ETF pie
Although an oligopoly of three money managers dominates 84% of the U.S. market for exchange-traded funds, the relative newcomers to this fast-growing investment segment are capitalizing on their brand names and existing strengths as competitive advantages.
Cogent: Bridgewater, Vanguard, PIMCO get highest rating from institutional investors
Bridgewater Associates, Vanguard Group and Pacific Investment Management Co. received the highest overall satisfaction rating among their institutional clients in 2012, according to the results of an annual survey by Cogent Research.
Vanguard closes 2 funds to new institutional investors
Vanguard Group has closed the $68 billion Vanguard Wellington Fund and the $39 billion Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund to new accounts from institutional investors or financial advisers, the mutual fund manager announced Thursday.
Vanguard shuffles 5 investment principals
Vanguard on Friday announced five new appointments for members of its investment management teams as part of its practice of rotating positions to broaden experience and responsibilities.
4 big managers get low scores on AFL-CIO labor proxy-voting issues
Vanguard Group, Northern Trust Investments, BlackRock and Fidelity Investments scored the lowest among 121 institutional money managers in supporting labor proxy-voting issues in 2012, according to a survey by the AFL-CIO.
Vanguard taps FTSE veteran as head of institutional sales for Australia
Julie Andrews will join Vanguard Investments Australia as head of institutional sales and service.
iShares is rethinking index contracts
BlackRock Inc.'s iShares is reviewing its contracts with index providers in light of The Vanguard Group Inc.'s switch to flat fees for licensing indexes instead of paying a portion of exchange-traded-fund assets.
Fidelity target-date funds draw fire from consulting firm
The Center for Due Diligence posted Monday an analysis of the mutual fund giant's target-date funds vs. similar offerings from the company's competitors, including The Vanguard Group Inc. and T. Rowe Price Group Inc.