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Stability of ETFs coming under renewed scrutiny
trueThe collapse of ETF prices on Aug. 24 prompted ETF providers, market makers, stock exchanges and Securities and Exchange Commission officials to begin looking at how to prevent a repeat of that day. But there's no consensus yet on what needs to be done.
2 Wellington Management senior managing directors to retire
trueTwo senior managing directors and fund managers at Wellington Management that subadvise Vanguard Group funds, Lucius T. Hill and Karl E. Bandtel, will retire effective June 2016, said Vanguard spokeswoman Katie Henderson.
GEICO gets personal with millennials using digital marketing techniques
trueGEICO is taking the adage “if you can't measure it, you can't manage it” to new heights for its retirement plans.
Vanguard moves past Fidelity in ranking of manager of DC mutual fund assets
trueVanguard overtook Fidelity to become the largest manager of defined contribution mutual fund assets, according to Pensions & Investments' latest survey.
Vanguard sustains growth streak, up 151% since '10
trueThe Malvern, Pa.-based money manager's worldwide institutional assets under management have surged 151% in five years, to $2.1 trillion as of June 30, according to Pensions & Investments' research.
401(k) decumulation may impact money managers
trueA reversal in the dynamics in the 401(k) market will have major ramifications for money managers in terms of hanging onto or gaining defined contribution assets.
Vanguard Group hires a smart beta expert from Research Affiliates
trueThe Vanguard Group Inc., whose officials for years have voiced skepticism about the fast rise of exotic index investing strategies, hired a top researcher away from one of the best-known promoters of smart beta, Research Affiliates LLC.
Vanguard hires new institutional sales head for Southeast Asia
trueHeston Goh joined Vanguard Group as head of institutional sales for Singapore.
Money managers launch new ETFs to satisfy demand
trueMore active money managers are looking to launch exchange-traded funds as institutional investors' appetite for the funds continues to grow.
ETF providers step up to defend the status quo
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission's solicitation of perspectives on the state of exchange-traded products produced a fruitful, if predictable, bounty of views from the asset management industry.
Looking beyond A shares inclusion in emerging market indexes
trueThe Chinese government's recent strong-arm market tactics might push back the day when A shares garner a toehold in emerging markets indexes, but some money managers already are looking ahead to the day when the country's huge, vibrant equity market outgrows those indexes.
Vanguard Group hired to run two funds for New Hampshire system
trueUniversity System of New Hampshire, Durham, hired Vanguard Group to run a total of $24 million in two domestic equity index funds for its $460 million combined endowment pool, according to recently released meeting minutes of the system's finance committee on investments.
ETPs see record flows in first half
trueExchange-traded products saw record net flows in the first half of 2015. Global ETPs had net flows of $152.3 billion during the first six months of the year, eclipsing the previous record of $130 billion in the first half of 2014, according to data released Wednesday by ETFGI.
Vanguard's China A-shares play ups the ante for industry
trueThe Vanguard Group's unexpected announcement that it will add exposure to China's high-flying but tightly regulated onshore markets accelerates competition among money managers to provide the broadest exposure to global markets.
Learning from a walk through the fund graveyard
trueExchange-traded fund issuers and acolytes like to flaunt significant figures — nearly $3 trillion in assets under management globally, $2 trillion in the United States — but the industry is not exactly crowing about a recent milestone.