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Alternatives make push for target date funds, DC plans
trueAlternative fund managers are getting a boost from a movement among retirement plan advisers to use more open architecture and custom target-date funds, according to interviews with managers and advisers who work in the space.
Vanguard increases international equity, bond allocations in target-date funds
trueVanguard Group is changing the allocation of its target-date and target-risk funds by raising its international equity and international bond components.
Legg Mason recruits Vanguard executives to develop ETF strategies
trueLegg Mason has recruited two executives from Vanguard Group to lead its new ETF strategies, spokeswoman Mary Athridge said.
For Vanguard, these are the best of times
trueVanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with them.
Vanguard overtakes SSgA as second-largest ETF manager
trueVanguard Group surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the No. 2 exchange-traded fund provider, in terms of assets under management and overall market share.
Fermi Research Alliance picks Fidelity as sole record keeper in DC revamp
trueFermi Research Alliance, hired Fidelity Investments as sole record keeper and is overhauling the investment lineup of its defined contribution plans, effective Feb. 2.
AutoNation adds 3 investment options, target-date funds
trueAutoNation Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is adding three investment options and a new target-date fund lineup, and removing four investment options and its company stock fund in its 401(k) plan following a review by the company’s benefits committee.
BlackRock, TCW, others gaining from PIMCO turmoil
trueBlackRock, TCW, Vanguard, Baird Advisors and DoubleLine saw the largest inflows to their bond mutual funds in October, following William H. Gross' departure from PIMCO on Sept. 26, Morningstar Inc. reported.
Wyoming Retirement Systems swaps midcap funds in 457 plan
trueWyoming Retirement System is adding Vanguard Group's S&P 400 Mid Cap Value Fund to the investment lineup of its $530 million 457 plan.
$45.4 billion in retirement assets affected by HP split announcement
trueHewlett-Packard Inc.'s plan to split into two companies will affect its $45.4 billion in combined worldwide defined benefit and defined contribution assets.
Vanguard tops in DC target-date assets
trueFidelity still ranked No. 1 among managers of defined contribution assets in mutual funds, with $547.5 billion, up 13% from the previous survey.
Vanguard's head of European institutional business dies at 53
trueSimon Vanstone, head of European institutional business at Vanguard Group, died on Wednesday.
Vanguard assets hit $2.93 trillion at midyear
trueVanguard Group reported $2.93 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, up from $2.5 trillion a year earlier, maintaining its position as the world's second-largest manager and increasing its lead over Allianz Global Investors.
Bogle: Mandates not needed; compensation 'out of control'
trueJohn C. “Jack” Bogle is firmly against mandates when it comes to everything, from setting a single retirement age to requiring that employers set up retirement savings plans to creating a retirement income adequacy target.
Vanguard vaults past Fidelity in total DC assets
trueVanguard jumped past Fidelity to become the largest manager of U.S. defined contribution assets, a post Fidelity had held since 1998, Pensions & Investments' annual survey of money managers shows.