Mutual Funds

  • Mutual Funds, Regulators

    Mutual Fund Distribution Fees Reconsidered

    Securities regulators will review the $11 billion distribution and service fees charged by many mutual funds. Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission said it will hold a roundtable discussion on June 19 to discuss the fees. Often referred to as “12b-1 fees” after the Investment Company Act rule that allows them, the fees were instituted […]

    / May 31, 2007 at 9:08 AM
  • Banks, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, NYSE

    Will NYSE Breakup Hedge Funds and Brokers?

    The NYSE may be seeking to break-up the cozy relationship between Wall Street brokerage houses and hedge funds, according to a report in Crain’s. The New York Stock Exchange may begin asking big mutual funds and hedge funds to start trading shares directly with the institution, bypassing the Wall Street brokerage houses that have long […]

    / Jun 22, 2006 at 3:21 PM
  • Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, Mutual Funds

    FEAF: Shorting Corporate Social Responsibility Since 2005

    Slate’s Daniel Gross on the Free Enterprise Action Fund** (a.k.a., The People Who Heckled Hank Paulson for Being a Tree-Hugger at the Last Goldman Shareholder Meeting): Are you a right-wing, free-market type who believes that Fortune 500 CEOs have devolved into a gaggle of eco-friendly squishes? Do you like paying high expenses for stock market […]

    / May 5, 2006 at 9:14 AM

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