May Talking Point: Are Mutual Fund Directors Irrelevant?
- Are Mutual Fund Directors Irrelevant? // Journal of Financial Planning;May2004, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p15
This section ponders whether mutual fund directors are irrelevant or simply overextended. According to a March 17, 2004, page-one article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), fund directors may not only be lax in doing their jobs, they may actually have too many jobs to even attempt doing. The...
- 'New Star float will not lead to exodus' Davis, Matt // Money Marketing;4/28/2005, p5
The article informs that New Star managing director Mark Skinner says the firm would lock in fund managers in a market flotation. Skinner says a float would not destabilise the firm and that staff will be locked in to the business. He would not comment on speculation that an autumn date has been...
- Righting the Ship. Reinhart, Len // Financial Planning;Jan2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p43
Assesses the system and structures that govern the mutual fund industry that enable irregularities in its trading practices in the U.S. Advantages of mutual funds to investors; Vulnerabilities of the simplicity of the trading process for mutual funds; Cost structure of the funds; Conflict of...
- The Suggested Unitary Investment Company: A Contrary View. Freedman, Solomon // Business Lawyer;Feb83, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p653
Focuses on the proposal for a unitary investment company in the United States. Amendment of the Investment Company Act of 1940; Abolition of the concept of independent directors; Factor in determining a breach of fiduciary duty.
- CFC's structural conflict of interest. Basson, Deon // Finance Week;04/28/2000, p43
Focuses on a structural conflict of interest in Natal, South Africa-based investment trust Commercial Finance Co. (CFC). Company's role in the unbundling of BoE Corp.; Composition of the CFC board; Other directorships held by CFC board members.
- A Returns-Based Style Analysis Examination of Asset Classes. Mayes, Timothy R.; Jay, Nancy R.; Thurston, Robin // Journal of Financial Planning;Aug2000, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p94
Presents information on a study which examined the consistency of the classification of mutual fund objectives compared with those derived by returns-based style analysis and multiple discriminant analysis. Background of returns-based style analysis; Details on other researches on the use of...
- DREYFUS APPRECIATION. Pachetti, Nick // Money;
Examines the investing firm Dreyfus Appreciation. Its focus on blue-chip megacaps; Belief of managers in long-term revenue and earnings growth; Investments in global market leaders, including Philip Morris, General Electric, and Coca-Cola; Positive expectations from pharmaceuticals; How their...
- Don't live dangerously. Kok, Leon // Finance Week;01/28/2000, p67
Focuses on unit trust investments in South Africa. Trends in the mutual funds market; Performance of selected unit trusts; Factors affecting long-term performance; Long-term investors' need to compare returns and mangers over the longest feasible period.
- 'Fund manager success down to style, not skill' Speedy, Sonia // Money Marketing;6/19/2003, p16
Reports on the results of a survey on the factors affecting mutual fund returns. Comparison of investment style across the U.S., Great Britain and European equity markets; Establishment of fund managers' style bias; Suggested building of a portfolio with diverse styles.