- Closed-End Fund Assets Totaled $289 Billion at Year-End 2014
Total assets of closed-end funds increased $10 billion from year-end 2013, despite a substantial decrease in demand for new bond fund shares.
- Retirement Plan Participants Tend to Stay the Course
ICI’s latest study of retirement plan savers’ actions shows Americans’ continuing commitment to saving for retirement.
- Total Assets of Exchange-Traded Funds Increased $1.60 Billion in March
The assets of ETFs edged up .1 percent in March to reach $2.063 trillion. Over the past year, ETF assets increased $352.43 billion, or 20.6 percent.
- ICI Releases Monthly Trends in Mutual Fund Investing Report
The nation’s mutual fund assets decreased by $100.13 billion, or 0.6 percent, to $16.14 trillion in March, according to ICI’s official survey of the mutual fund industry.
- Changing Times for Japanese Retirement Savings and Investing
Reporting from Tokyo, this week’s edition of Focus on Funds offers insight into the dialogue at ICI’s latest Global Retirement Savings Summit.
- IMF Quietly Changes Its Data, but Not Its Views
The IMF revised its estimate of emerging market bonds held by bond funds to be closer to reality; now it needs to adjust its opinions, too.
- The Critical Role of Capital Markets in the Post-Crisis World
ICI President and CEO Paul Schott Stevens explains the three advantages of strong capital markets and how policymakers can encourage investment.
- On Fiduciary Rule, New York Times Relies on Fatally Flawed Research
The ICI Viewpoints blog looks at why the assumptions that underlie claims of excess costs paid by IRA investors do not stand up to the facts.