- ICI Releases the 55th Edition of the Investment Company Fact Book
Chief Economist Brian Reid reflects on the role of ICI’s data gathering and analysis in facilitating sound, well-informed public policies.
- 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 0.1 percent in March to reach $2.063 trillion. Over the past year, ETF assets increased $352.43 billion, or 20.6 percent.
- Schwab President and CEO Walt Bettinger: “It Comes Down to Trust.”
Speaking at GMM’s opening session, Bettinger stressed that an ongoing commitment to serving investors is the core 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.