Elections

Investors mixed on how markets react to Trump

Investors mixed on how markets react to Trump

The election of Donald Trump late last year marred the long-awaited rebound in emerging markets, seen early in 2016 after years of underperformance.

January 23, 2017
U.K. corporate pension funding deficits return to pre-Brexit levels — analysis

U.K. corporate pension funding deficits return to pre-Brexit levels — analysis

The combined deficit of U.K. corporate pension funds has returned to pre-Brexit levels, said consultant Hymans Robertson.

January 23, 2017 | 12:41 pm
SEC expected to come out of gate slowly

SEC expected to come out of gate slowly

The sizable learning curve of the likely next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission plus vacancies on the commission and in several key agency divisions should add up to an extended...

January 23, 2017
Seeing a light where others mostly predict dark clouds

Seeing a light where others mostly predict dark clouds

An industry veteran argues that Donald Trump's maverick victory is helping in part to set the stage for great opportunities in emerging markets.

January 23, 2017
Financial industry expects quick action from Donald Trump to delay DOL fiduciary rule

Financial industry expects quick action from Donald Trump to delay DOL fiduciary rule

Financial industry lobbyists on Friday were expecting quick action by the Trump administration to delay a Labor Department investment advice rule.

January 20, 2017 | 03:50 pm
China and NAFTA members remain top trade partners

China and NAFTA members remain top trade partners

China, Canada and Mexico were the top U.S. trade partners in 2015.

January 20, 2017 | 03:01 pm
Steven Mnuchin says he will tackle tax loopholes, protect retirement savings

Steven Mnuchin says he will tackle tax loopholes, protect retirement savings

Steven Mnuchin, the nominee for Treasury secretary, tells a Senate confirmation panel that if confirmed he would work to simplify the tax code, including closing tax loopholes that permit offshore...

January 19, 2017 | 03:38 pm
CFTC enforcement division director to leave Feb. 3

CFTC enforcement division director to leave Feb. 3

Aitan Goelman, director of the CFTC's enforcement division, will step down from his post Feb. 3, the regulatory agency says.

January 19, 2017 | 01:24 pm
DOL's Borzi on the fiduciary rule: There is no going back

DOL's Borzi on the fiduciary rule: There is no going back

In her eight years serving in the Obama administration, Phyllis Borzi says her proudest accomplishment is the conflict-of-interest rule, which many Republicans in Congress now hope to repeal.

January 18, 2017 | 12:25 pm
How President Obama changed investing forever

How President Obama changed investing forever

For the first time, people seem to understand what the experts and better-informed investors have been trying to explain — that high fees and conflicts of interest are dangerous for anyone...

January 18, 2017 | 08:27 am
The world according to Trump

The world according to Trump

Here are three basic observations to keep in mind as one considers what the new Trump administration portends for the asset management industry.

January 17, 2017 | 11:55 am
SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake to HNA Capital (U.S.), RON Transatlantic

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake to HNA Capital (U.S.), RON Transatlantic

RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital (U.S.) Holding will acquire a majority stake in hedge funds-of-funds manager SkyBridge Capital II.

January 17, 2017 | 01:20 pm
Scaramucci clarifies that his SkyBridge is 'almost' sold

Scaramucci clarifies that his SkyBridge is 'almost' sold

Anthony Scaramucci, named as an adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, said he has "almost" sold his SkyBridge Capital asset-management firm.

January 17, 2017 | 08:19 am

El-Erian: Dollar strength is biggest threat to rosy market consensus now

The U.S. dollar's strength poses the biggest threat to the prevailing market consensus that president-elect Donald Trump can lift the U.S. economy's growth trajectory, an expert says.

January 16, 2017 | 11:11 am
Donald Trump taps SkyBridge, Goldman execs for White House roles

Donald Trump taps SkyBridge, Goldman execs for White House roles

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday was named an assistant to President-elect Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the decision.

January 12, 2017 | 05:40 pm