Articles tagged "The Vanguard Group"


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The smart beta ETF industry gets blasted at swank Manhattan summit by an unlikely group of critics

The active-but-passive category soared from $200 billion to $620 billion in the past four years, but Rob Arnott and other big smart-beta names at Convene were not in a gloating mood

June 15, 2017 — 2:44 AM UTC

Vanguard RIA's growth leaps to $5B of assets per month in 2017 as Schwab's RIA robo jumps to monthly $1.3B

Vanguard Personal Advisor Services now has 500 advisors and Schwab, downplaying robo success, promises more advisors are its 'robo' future

May 9, 2017 — 7:12 PM UTC

RIA lobby fires off letter to DOL claiming rules aimed at reining in overzealous stockbroker sales pitches chill RIA conversations with their prospects

The IAA's letter to the Labor Department asks that RIAs not get entangled in rules designed to prevent stockbrokers from making misleading pitches

April 20, 2017 — 5:16 PM UTC

How the DOL rule postponement is a blessing for RIAs that 'took their foot off the gas' -- and why Vanguard sees such delays as a creeping menace

The Feb. 3 Trump executive order offered grounds for the pause but Bill McNabb warns this delay may beget a never-ending death spiral of delays and 'troubling' uncertainty

March 29, 2017 — 11:06 PM UTC

Schwab employee 401(k) lawsuit taunts Chuck by using Vanguard as Exhibit A

The San Francisco giant is latest to get hit with legal scourge; Ameriprise and Fidelity already shelled out megabucks to settle claims that their retirement funds underperform and charge a lot to do it – but not Vanguard

March 8, 2017 — 6:34 PM UTC

'Jessie from Pennsylvania' blindsides a monotone Vanguard webcast and CEO McNabb deftly embraces his critic

The inquiring gadfly at the 2017 markets chat got in her shot about Vanguard's value proposition and the Vanguard chief humble-bragged about his company's problem of too much volume

January 12, 2017 — 10:33 PM UTC

Vanguard set to launch geek-spirited think tank in heart of Philly as its 'robo' (that really isn't) hits $47 billion of AUM

The 'innovation center' adds to CEO Bill McNabb's theme of Google emulation and perches at the nexus of Penn, Drexel, Temple and other local universities

November 4, 2016 — 9:09 PM UTC

After Fidelity Investments and its owners get blasted by Reuters for alleged high-level conflicts of interest, Morningstar accepts the Boston-based giant's explanation

Fidelity says it was misrepresented, Reuters stands by its story and a Fidelity forever RIA urges the venerable Boston firm to apply a quick coat of Scotch Guard to its white hat

October 14, 2016 — 5:55 PM UTC

How Personal Capital got a stunning $1-billion AUM boost in six months -- after gathering its first $2 billion over six years

CEO BIll Harris says part of the secret is hiring human advisors to stoke referrals

September 21, 2016 — 9:12 PM UTC

Betterment makes Goldman Sachs and Vanguard partners as it shifts into higher RIA gear

With advisors demanding to get back in the driver's seat, the robo's RIA chief, Tom Kimberly goes for two big-name model portfolio strategists under the 'Betterment for Advisors' brand

September 14, 2016 — 1:29 PM UTC

Advizent makes Jack Bogle its standards czar, a no-pay, no-conflict position

The RIA brand will depend on a gold standard of rules and audits

July 31, 2012 — 11:30 AM UTC

New rule threatens to drive millions of investors out of money market funds, ICI chief warns

Paul Schott Stevens and a very blunt John Bogle air their views at the Bloomberg Portfolio Manager Mash-Up Conference in New York

February 17, 2012 — 7:16 AM UTC
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