Will The Strong Small-Cap Rally Keep Rolling?
Four small-cap specialists discuss small-cap rally and their outlook for the asset class
In a recent Royce Funds webcast, small-cap pioneer Chuck Royce, Portfolio Manager Charlie Dreifus, Co-CIO Francis Gannon, and Senior Investment Strategist Steve Lipper discussed their outlook for small-cap stocks and offered their thoughts on what's driving the current rally, market leadership for value, and the prospects for active management. read more
Is there an institutional campaign underway to steal millions of ‘decimal dollars’?
by Steve Selengut
Did you see the 1999 comedy "Office Space"? It describes a software scheme to embezzle pennies from random financial transactions and funnel them into a hacker's bank account. A year later, Wall Street changed its pricing protocol from an ancient fractional system to a state of the art decimal methodology. read more
How Much Will Hurricane Matthew Cost?
And does it relate to Federal Reserve policy?
Though stocks rose Friday after statements from Federal Reserve officials, the major indexes ended the week lower amid choppy trading. read more
Manulife Highlights Seven Global Economic Themes for 2016 and Beyond
Constraining global growth: over-indebtedness, ample liquidity, beggar-thy-neighbor currency actions, regulation glut, low government bond yields, changing demographics & lowflation
In Manulife Asset Management's latest "Salient 7" report, Chief Economist Megan Greene and co-Head of Asset Allocation Robert Boyda outline the seven themes that they believe will underpin macroeconomic and market dynamics in the foreseeable future. read more
Seven Years on from Financial Crisis, Banks Now Looking for Blueprints for Risk Accountability, Treatment of Non Financial Risks and Sustainable Business Models
Challenges in industry as more than 60% of banks are changing their three lines of defense
While banks have materially strengthened their risk management approach from the board level down across risk, compliance and controls since the financial crisis, the industry is still searching for the appropriate blueprints to establish effective risk accountability across the three lines of defense. read more
Aflac Helps Hispanic Policyholders Protect Their Pockets in New Campaign
Multichannel campaign launches nationwide
Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the launch of a new national Hispanic marketing campaign. read more
Income Investing: Go Ask Alice…
Feed your head... and your portfolio
by Steve Selengut
Jefferson Airplane has never, ever, been mistaken for a band of financial advisors, but the White Rabbit lyrics can be incredibly instructional to the generation of investors who experienced the classic first hand --- as a description of their own college days' lifestyle. read more
Not Your Parents’ ESG Strategy
Restricting and Screening are a Thing of the Past - ESG Now about Integration
Historically, impact investing has been associated with a much longer time period, lower liquidity, and potentially lower market returns. Mary Jane McQuillen, Portfolio Manager at ClearBridge Investments, recently participated in an AssetTV Master Class countering those outdated beliefs. read more
Why Deutsche Bank Isn’t Lehman
What is the firm’s true financial health?
Market view from LMK Wealth Management. Reprinted with permission. Visit lmkwealth.com.
Last week, concerns about one of the world's largest banks caused investors to worry that a new "Lehman moment" might spark a new financial crisis. read more
FINRA Publishes ATS Block-Size Trade Data
To provide additional transparency to OTC securities
Beginning today, FINRA is expanding its alternative trading system (ATS) transparency initiative by publishing monthly information on block-size trades occurring on ATSs. read more
Stocks Rally After Fed Stands Pat
Though the path to higher rates now looks clearer
Stocks rallied again last week after the Federal Reserve voted not to raise interest rates this month. read more
New Survey Reveals Consumers’ Financial Attitudes and Habits from A to Z
Experian partnered with top personal financial bloggers exploring a variety of topics in national survey leading up to FinCon 2016
Kicking off the world's largest financial content expo, FinCon 2016, Experian® — together with eight bloggers — announced the findings from a nationwide consumer survey that covers the gamut of personal finance topics. What did we learn? read more
MassMutual Expands Fiduciary Support Services for Retirement Plan Investment Selection and Monitoring
Retirement plan sponsors now have greater flexibility, new tools and technology to help manage their fiduciary obligations and risks
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) is expanding its fiduciary support services for retirement plan investment selection and monitoring, offering employers greater flexibility as well as new digital assessment and tracking tools. read more
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