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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.
Money manager assets increase thanks to rising markets
trueMoney manager assets rose modestly in 2014, due more to market gains than net inflows.
Gannett goes with Vanguard as new 401(k) record keeper
trueGannett Co., McLean, Va., hired Vanguard Group as record keeper of its 401(k) plan.
Dow Corning switches to Vanguard as record keeper of 401(k) plan
trueDow Corning Corp. hired Vanguard Group to replace T. Rowe Price as record keeper of its Employees' Capital Accumulation 401(k) plan.
Vanguard chooses institutional leader for Europe
trueRobyn Laidlaw was appointed head of institutional, Europe, at Vanguard, said a spokeswoman for the firm.
Vanguard: Employers expect to start spending more time on DC plans
trueEmployers worldwide anticipate spending more time and money on defined contribution plans as they make the transition from defined benefit plans, said a report from Vanguard Group released Tuesday.
Morningstar: Target-date expenses continue falling
trueTarget-date fund expense ratios continued their steady decline, falling to 78 basis points in 2014 on an asset-weighted basis vs. 84 basis points in 2013, said the latest annual survey of target-date funds published Tuesday by Morningstar.
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.