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How Demographic Trends Help Explain Rising Cash Balances And Persistent Outflows In Mutual Funds And Pension Funds

How Demographic Trends Help Explain Rising Cash Balances And Persistent Outflows In Mutual Funds And Pension Funds

For all of the digital ink spent recently on the two interrelated topics of investment managers raising cash holdings and mutual fund outflows, very, very little of has been spent on why we have seen these new trends develop. The Wall Street Journal on … Continue reading at

Pensions, Mutual Funds Turn Back to Cash

U.S. public pension plans and mutual funds are sheltering more of their holdings in cash than they have in years, a sign of growing stress in financial markets. The ultradefensive stance reflects investors' skittishness about global economic growth and … Continue reading at

TRLPC: Retail investors lose patience in bank loan mutual funds

Crude oil prices sinking to 12-year lows, heightened concerns about China's economy, as well as the U.S. stock market's worst start ever in a new year could alter the Fed's outlook for economic growth and inflation and stifle the pace of rate hikes … Continue reading at

Mutual Funds Strategies

Should Closed-End Funds Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

… are an oft-overlooked investment choice and never seem to get the attention lavished on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or open-ended (mutual) funds. They come in many different varieties and can serve many different investment objectives. While they may … Continue reading at

Mutual Funds Flows Stabilize A Bit After Record Outflows

Mutual funds started off the year strong with a slight week over week improvement in long-term outflows after ending 2015 with record outflows. Digging deeper into the data, however, indicates mixed results among the different types of funds. For example … Continue reading at

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The Top Mutual Funds of 2015: Can They Repeat?

T. Rowe Price Global Technology (PRGTX) seeks long-term capital growth. It appreciated 21.3% in 2015, making it the best performing mutual fund. With top holdings of, Inc. (AMZN), Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), … Continue reading at

Sebi tightens rules for mutual funds’ exposure to riskier corporate bonds

At a meeting on Monday, Sebi’s board undertook a review of the prudential limits on investments by mutual funds and approved a wide range of changes, which will be applicable to all fresh investments by any new or existing scheme. To safeguard investors … Continue reading at

Mutual Funds Exposure in HDFC’s Debt Instrument at 3.9%

New Delhi: Country’s largest mortgage firm HDFC Ltd today said mutual funds exposure in its debenture and commercial papers is 3.9 per cent of total debt asset under management. The total Debt Assets Under Management (AUM) of mutual funds stood at Rs 8 … Continue reading at

Lotteries, Index Funds and Lawsuits

They conclude that ownership by mutual funds might be reducing bank competition, and they triumphantly combine that finding with the airline thing: A second implication is that antitrust regulators should consider studying the effect of ownership structure … Continue reading at

Majority of Hedge Funds Are Contrarian, Study Finds

The study examined the style and performance of 1,342 hedge funds, 589 mutual funds, and 2,894 other managers held by institutional investors from 1998 to 2012. For almost two-thirds of managers, the researchers found that stock purchases tended to be … Continue reading at

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