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Focus on Funds: ETFs Weathered March 2020 Market Stresses Well

January 11, 2021—ETFs proved resilient during the extreme market stress of March 2020.
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Focus on Funds: Exchange-Traded Fund Assets Rise in 2020

December 11, 2020—Assets of exchange-traded funds are up considerably as 2020 draws to a close.
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Focus on Funds: New Report Makes Sense of March Market Turmoil

October 30, 2020—ICI research analyzes how funds fared during the extreme market stress of March...
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Focus on Funds: Interval Funds Become an Easier and More Popular Investor Choice

October 2, 2020—An ICI-led industry effort to modernize interval fund operations continues to make...
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Focus on Funds: 401(k) Investors Persist During Market Turbulence

September 11, 2020—401(k) account holders are sticking to their long-term savings habits.
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Focus on Funds: An End-of-Summer Checkup for Your Long-Term Savings

August 28, 2020—Now is the perfect time to ensure your long-term savings are on track.
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Focus on Funds: Collaborative Research Highlights Three Key Features of 401(k) Plan Design

August 21, 2020—ICI's annual collaboration with retirement plan ratings provider BrightScope...
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Focus on Funds: Costs Continue to Fall for 401(k) Investors

July 31, 2020—401(k) investors continue to benefit from falling expenses and fees, a wide range of...
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Focus on Funds: During Turbulent First Half of 2020, Exchange-Traded Funds Grow Fast

July 10, 2020—Amid extraordinary times in the global financial markets, exchange-traded funds have...
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Focus on Funds: Digital Trend Continues to Transform Investor Communications

June 26, 2020—New rules governing electronic delivery of 401(k) disclosures are now final.
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Focus on Funds: Funds Step Up Fight Against Elder Abuse and Fraud

June 19, 2020—As the global coronavirus pandemic has made some fund investors more vulnerable to...
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Focus on Funds: What Investors Consider When Choosing Mutual Funds

June 5, 2020—American investors young and old use mutual funds in pursuit of their savings goals...
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Focus on Funds: Gain Market Insights on Closed-End Funds

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Focus on Funds: Boost Your Family’s Savings with a Spousal Individual Retirement Account

Focus on Funds Boost Your Family’s Savings with a Spousal Individual Retirement Account A lesser...
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Focus on Funds: Retirement Law Brings Change to the Fund Industry

May 1, 2020—The SECURE Act aims to cut red tape and offer new savings incentives.
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Focus on Funds: New Rules Encourage Long-Term Savers

Focus on Funds New Rules Encourage Long-Term Savers The recently passed SECURE Act has provisions to...
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Focus on Funds: Maximize Your Tax Savings with Individual Retirement Accounts

Focus on Funds Maximize Your Tax Savings with Individual Retirement Accounts There’s still time to...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Fees Continue Decades-Long Decline

Focus on Funds Fund Fees Continue Decades-Long Decline US mutual fund investors continue to see...
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Focus on Funds: How 401(k) Investors React to Market Ups and Downs

Focus on Funds How 401(k) Investors React to Market Ups and Downs The long-term saving horizon of...
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Focus on Funds: Amid Volatile Markets, Fund Investors Stay the Course

Focus on Funds Amid Volatile Markets, Fund Investors Stay the Course Despite ups and downs in the...
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Focus on Funds: Retirement Plan Participation Continues to Increase

Focus on Funds Retirement Plan Participation Continues to Increase ICI research shows that most...
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Focus on Funds: Across Generations, US Investors Choose Mutual Funds

Focus on Funds Across Generations, US Investors Choose Mutual Funds ICI research shows that American...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Boards Continue to Safeguard the Interests of Investors

Focus on Funds Fund Boards Continue to Safeguard the Interests of Investors Fund boards set a high...
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Focus on Funds: Asset Managers Are Reinventing Fund Operations Through New Technologies

Focus on Funds Asset Managers Are Reinventing Fund Operations Through New Technologies Artificial...
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Focus on Funds: ICI Leads Effort to Help Funds Modernize Interval Fund Operations

Regulators and investors alike are taking a new look at interval funds, and ICI has responded by...
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Focus on Funds: Retirement Savings Options Set to Expand

Focus on Funds Retirement Savings Options Set to Expand Congress and the Department of Labor are...
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Focus on Funds: 45 Years of Savings Success with Individual Retirement Accounts

Focus on Funds 45 Years of Savings Success with Individual Retirement Accounts It’s been 45 years...
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Focus on Funds: 401(k) Disclosure Rules Meet the Modern Age

Focus on Funds 401(k) Disclosure Rules Meet the Modern Age For the first time since smartphones...
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Focus on Funds: 2019 Fund Investment Trends

Focus on Funds 2019 Fund Investment Trends The latest data show money market funds and bond funds...
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Focus on Funds: Funds Take Fresh Approaches to Investor Communication

Focus on Funds Funds Take Fresh Approaches to Investor Communication Investor communications are...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Boards Respond to Change

Focus on Funds Fund Boards Respond to Change Fund board directors are taking up the challenges of...
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Focus on Funds: Data Science Is Changing Fund Management

September 13, 2019—Asset managers are adopting skills from the high-tech field of data science.
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Focus on Funds: Workplace Retirement Plans Are Widely Popular

September 6, 2019—The average American worker sees value in workplace retirement plans such as 401(k...
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Focus on Funds: Gain Insight on Trends in Mutual Fund Ownership

August 30, 2019—ICI research sheds light on American mutual fund–owning households.
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Focus on Funds: Learn the Latest 401(k) Trends

Focus on Funds Learn the Latest 401(k) Trends With National 401(k) Day a couple of weeks away, ICI...
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Focus on Funds: New Technology and New Trends Are Driving Fund Industry Change

Focus on Funds New Technology and New Trends Are Driving Fund Industry Change In the August 9, 2019...
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Focus on Funds: New ICI Analysis Sheds Light on Proxy Voting

Focus on Funds New ICI Analysis Sheds Light on Proxy Voting ICI has released new research on how...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Compliance Is an Increasingly Collective, Complicated Responsibility

Focus on Funds Fund Compliance Is an Increasingly Collective, Complicated Responsibility Fund...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Operations Is Changing Dramatically

Focus on Funds Fund Operations Is Changing Dramatically Fund operations is becoming more visible...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Fees and Expenses Continue to Fall

Focus on Funds Fund Fees and Expenses Continue to Fall US mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF)...
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Focus on Funds: Closed-End Funds Attract Investors

Despite the market downturn in 2018, investor demand for closed-end fund shares remained positive...
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Focus on Funds: Fund Investment Trends Remain Stable

Focus on Funds Fund Investment Trends Remain Stable Amid market ups and downs, fund flow trends are...
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Focus on Funds: Funds and Investors on Watch for New US Regulations

Focus on Funds Funds and Investors on Watch for New US Regulations The US Securities and Exchange...
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Focus on Funds: Funds Have New Tools to Combat Elder Abuse and Fraud

Focus on Funds Funds Have New Tools to Combat Elder Abuse and Fraud When it comes to fraud and...
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Focus on Funds: Protecting Against an Unpleasant Surprise to Your Fund Savings

Focus on Funds Protecting Against an Unpleasant Surprise to Your Fund Savings Many investors are...
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Focus on Funds: How the Fund Industry Is Defending Against Cyberattacks

Focus on Funds How the Fund Industry Is Defending Against Cyberattacks Cyberwarfare is moving more...
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Focus on Funds: As Cybersecurity Heats Up, So Do Cyber Regulations

Focus on Funds As Cybersecurity Heats Up, So Do Cyber Regulations An onslaught of regulations...
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Focus on Funds: Funds Expand Their Cybersecurity Fight

Focus on Funds Funds Expand Their Cybersecurity Fight Funds are constantly tailoring their...