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Monday, 10 October 2016 11:37

Will Your New Fund Fly?

When launching a new fund, there are myriad considerations. Perhaps the most critical is whether investors will be interested. We are pleased to share our review of another research paper by Morningstar: The Rise and Fall of New Funds, Why Some Funds Succeed and Others Don't.  

 

Monday, 10 October 2016 06:01

Factors that Drive Fund Flows

Morningstar's 30 plus page research report concludes that “investors really do respond to a wide spectrum of information about mutual funds when making their investment decisions. Data on past performance, investment recommendations, firm quality, management continuity, fund structure, style tilts, and fees all have meaningful impacts on investor behavior."

Another helping hand never hurts.

Growing a mutual fund in this day and age can be a daunting task. With hundreds of thousands of funds out there, it can be nearly impossible to stand out and draw investors to your fund. 

Morningstar recently announced changes to its Morningstar Analyst Ratings system, now applying this forward-looking rating to ETFs. In addition, ETFs will now be combined into the same relevant peer group alongside mutual funds for the traditional Morningstar one to five-star rating calculated quantitatively using backward-looking performance and risk data. 

There are many financial industry conferences hosted every year. Each event requires a hefty "investment" of time and resources. Choosing which conferences to attend each year can be a daunting task. 

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:17

The Sun is Shining on Mutual Fund Companies

According to Moody’s, the third quarter could be upbeat for mutual fund companies.

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:06

Industry Conferences: A Game of Strategy

Plenty of financial industry conferences are hosted every year. Choosing which ones to attend or “invest in” is no easy task. We have compiled and analyzed a number of them to help you make a strategic decision. 

One of the conferences atop many investment professionals’ list is the annual Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, IL. This year’s event took place June 13-15 at McCormick Place and featured presentations from Vanguard, Franklin Templeton Investments, AQR Capital Management and others, including a comedic performance from SNL legend Darrell Hammond.

Are Undiscovered Mutual Funds Plagued by "Yelling in a Stairwell?" Consider Content Marketing. 

I love this phrase “yelling in a stairwell.” It reminds me of undiscovered funds who have been in existence for many years with superb performance, but no one has ever heard of them!  

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:17

Is Market Volatility Here to Stay?

Market Volatility Is Here To Stay. How Are Some Investors Dealing With It?

The first half of the year saw the market heading toward stability and growth for the first time in years. 

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