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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Expected from Invesco Moving Forward?

    Analysts gave a high estimate for Invesco’s (IVZ) 1Q18 earnings per share of $0.72 and a low estimate of $0.64.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding State Street’s Investment Management Business

    State Street Corporation’s (STT) investment management business generated revenues of $1.6 billion in 2017, up from $1.3 billion in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Financials

    Taxable bond fund flow is still strong with tax free interest still low

    Fixed income money flow continues to be dominated by the taxable category with only marginal interest by investors in the tax-free category

    By Jonathan Casteleyn, CFA
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    The main players in asset management

    The efficient market hypothesis maintains that the market prices everything correctly and so it isn’t possible to outperform the market in the long run.

    By Saul Perez
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    How big is the asset management industry?

    Audited and verified annual figures at the end of 2013 indicate that total assets under management of US registered investment companies equalled nearly $17.1 trillion.

    By Saul Perez
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    Financials

    The salient features of mutual funds

    There are investors who are willing to take on higher risk to generate above-average market returns. For these investors, active funds offer the optimal investment avenue.

    By Saul Perez
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    Show it: How mutual funds make money

    In return for investing a client’s money, mutual funds charge a fee, generally an annual fee set as a percentage of the client’s assets. This fee is the only source of income for a mutual fund-focused asset manager.

    By Saul Perez
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Analysts Are Viewing Blackstone

    Blackstone (BX) is covered by 14 analysts in March 2018. Seven of them are recommending a “strong buy” for the stock, and six are rating it a “buy.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Assets under Management of Alternative Asset Managers

    On June 30, 2016, Carlyle Group (CG) reported total assets under management (or AUM) of $175.6 billion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Miscellaneous

    Small-Cap Banking Stocks Beat Large-Cap Stocks: End of Sell-Off?

    Small-cap and mid-cap companies, which have market capitalizations under $2 billion and $10 billion, respectively, outperformed large-cap stocks last week and rose 7.9%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Small Caps Underperformed Large Caps Last Week

    Large-cap stocks above $10 billion make up 87.3% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF).

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    T. Rowe Price Group: It Takes Seed Capital to Build New Funds

    The length of time seed capital is held in a portfolio depends on various factors such as how long it takes to generate cash flow from unrelated investors.

    By Robert Karr
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    Must-know: Challenges in investment banking

    When a firm takes on very high leverage and the trade turns out to be a loss, it can wipe out a bank’s entire profits and capital very quickly—during the sub-prime crisis, the collapse of Lehman Brothers—the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history—was due to leveraged trading.

    By Saul Perez
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