These funds have shone in a year that's offered some surprises for bond-fund investors.
TIAA-CREF and Henderson to start a new global real estate investment management company, Invesco High Yield Municipal opens back up to investors, Utah's Gold-rated 529 program cuts costs and adds funds from DFA, and Calamos seeks to begin issuing actively managed ETFs.
We remain enthusiastic about Brandywine .
Brandywine managers have found many choice picks in a traditional growth area.
Plus, news on Brandywine , Thornburg, AIM, Fidelity, and more.
Likely available before the end of 2013, Vanguard's new fund will be actively managed.
Vanguard launches international-bond fund, FPA Crescent picks up 2 new comanagers, and managers depart at GSAM, Buffalo, and BlackRock. Also, Matthews to close its Asia dividend fund, and Morgan Stanley set to launch a global quality stock fund.
Will spring follow a harsh winter for these four?
There are many paths to a Neutral rating.
In a tough week for Marsico, the firm is removed as a subadvisor on two separate funds. Also, Calamos plans dividend and mid-growth funds, Oppenheimer to close Discovery to new investors, and John Hancock makes a raft of portfolio-management changes.