Why You Should Quit the “Fund Cost Center” Mentality

“We are tired of subsidizing our mutual fund family. We hate writing large checks to our distributor,” says the CEO of a highly profitable asset management firm that focuses on institutional accounts. “We want to attract assets in our undiscovered mutual funds.” Growing mutual funds that haven’t reached profitability can be difficult, especially if the… Read more »

Why Asset Managers Need to “Know the Flows”

Are you considering a commitment of resources to growing one of your mutual funds? Are you thinking about adding a fund to your lineup? One question you might not have considered: Is your timing right? The decision to commit to launching or growing a fund isn’t just about getting it into the market or trying… Read more »

Clean Shares: A Fiduciary-Friendly Solution for Asset Managers

Do asset managers—big, boutique and growing—need yet another new share class? The answer is yes if you want to be fiduciary-friendly. The long-delayed implementation of some of the DOL’s new fiduciary rules finally went into effect on June 9. While there is a possibility that some of the provisions will be modified in the coming… Read more »