- Americans Value the Design and Utility of 401(k) Plans
Nearly three-quarters of U.S. households are confident that defined contribution plans help individuals meet their retirement goals.
- Labor Department Proposal Raises Red Flags for Retirement Savers
Watch this video to hear ICI General Counsel David Blass explain the many problems associated with the DOL’s proposed fiduciary rulemaking.
- ETF Assets Fell Slightly in December to $2.100 Trillion
Exchange-traded fund assets fell by $22.80 billion, or 1.1 percent. Over the past year, assets increased $126.07 billion, or 6.4 percent.
- Bond Fund Trends in the United States and Europe
Find out how policy trends affected U.S. and European bond fund markets in 2015 in this video featuring Senior Economist Chris Plantier.
- Financial Transaction Tax: All Pain, No Gain for Fund Investors
Enacting the tax would not only harm the capital markets, but also long-term investors, including America’s retirement savers.
- Retirement Proposal Promotes Confusing Patchwork of Laws
The proposal would create a state-by-state patchwork of programs lacking the strict federal protections mandated for private employers’ plans.
- Asset Classification Scheme Could Provide a False Picture of Liquidity
The SEC’s proposed six-bucket approach to assess the liquidity of funds’ portfolio holdings could lead to perverse, unintended outcomes.
- ICI Responds to SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
In its comment letter on access fees and liquidity rebates, ICI explains how the maker-taker fee model harms funds and their investors.