Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan relies heavily on private investors and state and local governments to pay up to $1.3 trillion.
Institutional investors splurged on private credit last year, making more than $10 billion in new commitments, a 57% increase from 2016.
Stock market volatility produces more calls and some more trades, but defined contribution plan participants remain relatively calm.
New trading and transparency rules in Europe are set to bring ETFs into the limelight for institutional investors.
The "synchronized" drop in equity and bond prices is seen as temporary but could prompt investors to consider more derivative-heavy options.
Mezzanine managers are facing an onslaught of competition from other private credit managers.
Increased demand for leveraged loans has resulted in weaker structures, and money managers are beginning to get worried.
U.K. defined contribution plans are beginning to mine more participant information in plan design and education efforts.
MiFID II's focus on transparency likely will intensify fee competition among money managers, and that might benefit ETF providers.
After five consecutive quarters of small-cap strategies dominating Morningstar Inc.'s domestic equity separate account/collective investment trust database, large-cap and technology approaches reigned supreme for the year.
Too many DC executives are blind to the reality that in most cases they are fiduciaries with specific responsibilities.
The development of defined contribution plans has eased concerns about large amounts of corporate stock being so close to the government.