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William Galvin: Vanguard’s deliberate decision [benefited] ultra-wealthy shareholders over main street investors.

Massachusetts and Vanguard Group reach interesting settlement that gives the $8-trillion manager a shot at avoiding 49 copycat suits , quick cash for the state and 65% of a loaf for hapless investors

The William Galvin-driven settlement covers the state's legal fees and sets up restitution fund and a state pay-out, but a pending Pennsylvania lawsuit is likely the first of many to follow.

July 8, 2022 at 2:22 AM

David Booth continues to follow the Vanguard lead with price cuts and ETF conversions at DFA.

Vanguard and DFA turn Dec. 17 into Black Friday sale by slashing fees on combined 67 funds -- including notable cut in ESG ETF to nine basis points

Two of the favorite RIA index fund suppliers put more coal in the stockings of competitors and showed the era of fee compression hasn't found bed rock, yet.

December 18, 2021 at 1:46 AM

Jon Cleborne: Vanguard has thoughtfully crafted this new active equity offer.

Brandishing 'better outcomes' and 'outperformance,' Vanguard Group announced today its five new high-conviction funds are ready for the investors using its $259-billion RIA

Citing 10-year, Lipper-tracked data, the $8-trillion Malvern, Pa., mammoth is making the funds exclusively available through Personal Advisor Services

November 10, 2021 at 12:32 AM

Michael Katchen is exiting Wealthsimple from the U.S. market -- for now. ​​  ​​  ​

Oisín's Bits: Betterment now a robo roll-up with Canadian IPO as catalyst • Insurers risk regulation for COVID-19 coverage delays • Vanguard shifts Asia focus to China's vast mom-pop retail market

Betterment rolls up a robo • The CFA warns insurers over COVID-19 life polices • Vanguard names Chinese fund head to pursue $6 trillion market.

March 5, 2021 at 1:16 AM

Karin-Risi: 'I was investing in Vanguard funds in high school.'

Karin Risi, who built $170-billion Vanguard Personal Advisor Services, takes new role and Matt Benchener is taking her spot as head of US retail for the $6.3 trillion manager

Risi now heads planning and still directly reports to CEO Tim Buckley and her 34 year-old understudy, Benchener gets her job at year's end.

December 4, 2020 at 2:56 AM

Tim Hockey: It was a bit of a bolt-on.

Brooke's Bits: TD Ameritrade fake-punts 401(k) business to Broadridge • Vanguard shows it doesn't need lowest fees to dominate • Despite USAA investor grumbling, Victory Capital publishes a closing date for the fund franchise purchase and its shares keep soaring

The Omaha, Neb.-based custodian swears it still has RIA backs on 401(k)s; Vanguard takes half of inflows Q1; USAA's orphaning of its investors is still on track to giant shareholder returns for the buyers

May 2, 2019 at 4:36 PM

The churn of talent in the RIA business no longer happens the old-fashioned way.

RIAs and RIA vendors churn talent madly in March and April '18 as 'New Moves in the Biz' captures 35 of them

Serial HR moves by Raymond James, FinMason, American Century and Vestwell helped them expand into new territories, add job descriptions and more varied product lines

May 18, 2018 at 9:23 PM

Joe Duran:  It allows them to be expensive and to expand. They’ll be able to take PAS and more aggressively market it.

Vanguard Group gets under RIAs' skin by launching ETFs supposedly aimed at helping them

Joe Duran says debut of up-priced, factor-based ETFs paves the way for fatter Vanguard RIA margins and broader U.S. wealth-management market share

February 22, 2018 at 3:55 AM

Tim Buckley: With mutual fund fees coming down, the highest fee is the advisory fee itself.

At Inside ETFs, Vanguard CEO skipped over ETFs to get to a hotter topic -- mass delivery of financial advice

In his first public speech, Tim Buckley warned that asset managers no longer have the target on their backs -- but advisors do

January 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Warren Pennington:  Investment managers will be able to instantly distribute, receive and process index data, resulting in better benchmark tracking and significant cost savings.

Vanguard Group makes $1.15-trillion AUM bet on blockchain technology that eliminates giant daily manual process

The $4.8-trillion giant applies the 'bitcoin' decentralized ledger to CRSP-tracked AUM to match indexes and index funds in real time

December 13, 2017 at 1:09 AM

David LaValle: ​There are so many factors. Some of them we can be very perceptive about and others are more difficult to estimate.

TD Ameritrade calms the RIA Twitter storm but not questions about the spreads on the ETFs replacing the super-liquid Vanguard and Core iShares

The additional 60-day extension lets advisors breathe but even Wall Street analysts wonder just how far TD Ameritrade should go in inflaming 'consternation' of 'golden goose' RIAs

October 27, 2017 at 12:45 AM

Jay Hummel: I would put our rep-assisted phone service up against anyone in the business.

After leaving Envestnet, Jay Hummel pops up at American Century with a 21st century plan

The former 'thought leader' is moving three children to Kansas City to more rapidly move the old-line mutual fund company to action

January 4, 2017 at 7:06 PM

Ben Johnson: This latest filing is the last rabbit that you'd imagine they'd try to pull from the hat.

After Vanguard gains $550-billion ETF lead, Fidelity makes 'rabbit out of the hat' play to regain ground

But even as Boston execs attempt magic, Vanguard makes almost simultaneous ETF move that requires no lagomorphs

August 22, 2016 at 10:54 PM

Anne E. Robinson could be a change agent as Vanguard looks to its future -- one that may involve a rebrand.

What Vanguard's hire of a sizzling Wall Streeter reveals about Bill McNabb's determination to avoid the whiff of stale passivity

Anne Robinson is the new chief counsel reporting to the CEO, but her Citi and AmEx branding expertise and her outsider status hint at the $3.4-billion asset manager's nod to rapid shifts toward market challenges

August 5, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Bill McNabb mingled at Morningstar conference -- here stopping for a post-speech word with John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments

Vanguard CEO says: 'We are a technology company' and hints strongly that robo-for-RIAs may be in the offing

Bill McNabb oversees 3,000 engineers who are willing to pay for 'dry holes' in drilling for the next Shaybah Oil Field of financial advice

June 16, 2016 at 8:17 PM

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