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Capital Group miraculously recovered after deep 2008 dive but RIA help may get No. 2 American Funds through the next downturn under new CEO

Matthew O’Connor takes the CEO helm of the giant LA-based active manager from Kevin Clifford with conviction not to jam the rudder hard but to be open to new markets

November 2, 2018 — 9:26 PM UTC

Abby Johnson's zero-fee play for millennials gets to $1 billion in one month but Vanguard, BlackRock and Schwab say piffle; Note, RIAs need not apply

The play to out-Vanguard Vanguard gets stony response from competitors but analysts say Fidelity may actually be a quick study in the freemium game

September 1, 2018 — 6:38 AM UTC

How Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street -- which manage RIA trillions of AUM for a pittance -- may artfully make the bill come due by beating active managers at their own game

The ETF giants' latest mutual fund-killing trick is free management of ETF portfolios -- perhaps the seeds of a massive freemium model

June 6, 2018 — 9:42 PM UTC

Fidelity Investments makes unlikely turnaround as active equity manager but is it taking on too much risk?

With Abby Johnson in charge, Fidelity is swinging for more fences, beating peers, continuing to see asset outflows and thinking long-term

March 20, 2018 — 9:34 PM UTC

Recruiters salivate as Greg Fleming completes marriage to Rockefeller & Co. to fill 'HighTower' void but now begins the wait for a business model

The Morgan Stanley ex-head sees 500% assets growth to $100 billion AUA by 2023 as critics see old branding, old money, old technology and old recruiting challenges

March 9, 2018 — 11:03 PM UTC

PIMCO's institutionalize-Bill-Gross effort culminates after three years in price hikes tempered by ETF migraines and fee cuts

The Newport Beach, Calif.-based manager notably jacks up charge for PIMCO Income Fund after it soars to $92 billion, which slowed its asset flows not at all as it zoomed past $100 billion

December 4, 2017 — 8:31 PM UTC

Franklin Templeton's ETF play reveals pain of being late -- yet it beats never

Franklin Resources has hewed to near a $42 share price back to 2006 but with $750 billion of AUM it is being deliberate with launch of single-country ETFs, opening wider window on strategic weaning from mutual fund dependency

November 10, 2017 — 12:29 AM UTC

Louis Navellier ready to present 'extremely strong defense' to daunting SEC fraud charges

The Florida-based mutual fund owner says he advertised using GIPS-compliant material such that: 'I didn't sell this at all'

September 19, 2017 — 12:19 AM UTC
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