Wed, 28 Sep 2016
New funds are coming to market at a record pace, complexity is on the rise, and fees are under pressure.
Recent studies have found retirees' health-care expenses have decreased while their account balances have moved higher, but there's still a generational divide in terms of savings.
In an attempt to see a longer runway for growth, some of the group's largest funds, including widely held Fidelity Contrafund, are investing in private companies.
Fidelity's Andrew Dierdorf discusses how his firm's new open architecture strategies jell with Fidelity's legacy college-savings options.
Two thirds of Fidelity's domestic-equity funds have beaten their category averages year to date, but some notable funds, including Contrafund and Low-Priced Stock, have looked more sluggish.
Morningstar senior analyst Chris Davis gives a progress report on Fidelity's equity fund enhancement initiatives, notes areas for further improvement, and offers his take on the cream of the crop.
Relative to their categories, Fidelity's stock funds generally fared better than its fixed-income portfolios last year, but several funds in both camps have good long-term prospects.
Fidelity's growth-leaning equity funds and more conservative bond funds made for a strong year for the fund firm, says Morningstar analyst Katie Reichart.
Morningstar senior fund analyst Christopher Davis sizes up performance and stewardship at the fund family and discusses some of his favorite Fidelity funds.
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services introduced a platform that it hopes will make mergers and acquisitions easier for registered investments advisors.
Looking for bargains where others are bailing out.
Some managers quickly invest more than $1 million in their funds, should you follow their lead?
Fidelity Institutional Wealth now offers access to consultants and to discounted financing from Live Oak Bank for acquisitive RIAs.
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